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  • Raptor
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    hi,

    i used to do this in the POTS days, we used to send 2 lines phone lines and on 100mb ethernet down one cat5 cable.

    just make sure you mark what it is for otherwise in a few years time you may never know.

    Raptor

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  • mnsandler
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    so a strange side effect of using the 'ir remote input' on the back of the fios vms1100

    when its plugged in, the front IR sensor is disabled. Not the effect I was expected

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  • Pete
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    Good News Mark.

    In FL I the FIOS STB boxes are using RG6 (MOCA) cables. The FIOS STB network is separate from the main LAN which is using another firewall.

    I did run extra catxx to the media area. PITA as it's in cement in PVC tubes coming from a nearby wall and attic space.

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  • mnsandler
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    for the record...it seems to work.

    I'll only be using the ethernet connection for a smartTV, and the IR for fios. so there probably won't be a lot of traffic on both signals at the same time.

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  • Pete
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    has anyone done this with success?
    No I have not. I do have a few catXX cables repurposed for serial port connectivity.

    I am still using / not automating via IR using existing RG-6 runs (old now).

    Stuff still works fine today.

    You can DIY two boxes easily enough using two RJ-45 jacks per box marking one IR and the other network and making them match on each side.

    Not related to OP here I do not do any transport of HDMI video rather just have XBMC boxes these day attached to the LCD TV's. Content is live or recorded or internet; works fine for me.
    Last edited by Pete; May 23, 2015, 07:43 PM.

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  • mnsandler
    started a topic 100Mb ethernet and IR over one cat6?

    100Mb ethernet and IR over one cat6?

    Guys,
    don't flame/shoot me but is this possible? i know its not optimal or recommended.

    I understand i can get 100mb with 2 pairs (green and orange)

    i was considering using the other pairs (blue and brown) for an IR extender run

    the voltages are about the same so the cross talk should be minimal.

    has anyone done this with success?

    more details:

    I had two cat6 runs to the destination TV but one run is fubar'd. so I'm reduced to the one good one left. I've recently seen IR over HDMI which is an option. I'd prefer to avoid wireless IR solutions.
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