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Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

(OP)
I have a situation with a buried cable already in place, approximately 500 ft, and the white brown/brown pair is not giving a positive continuity test (possible damage by the landscaper). Also, I am using the white green/green pair for a door phone issue.
My question is; Can I get an LAN Range Extender and use just the white blue/blue pair and the white orange/orange pair to transition ethernet from one building to the other?
Any suggestions and/or options would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Datajockey123

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

It's done all the time for various reasons.

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

10 and 100 meg, yes.
Gig, no.

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RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

YOu can get a pair of range extenders that essentially make your own DSL. They come in pairs and can extend Ethernet roughly 1500' over one pair. Remember lightning protection in your application!

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

(OP)
Great info, thanks for the input. With regards to the extenders you mentioned, any particular model or just do a search on Google?

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

Patton Ethernet extenders work great.

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

Very important question.......what category is the cable?

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

(OP)
The cable in place right now is CAT5e jell filled buried cable. It is an outside rated cable for subterranean placement.

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

You should be good, then. As long as the 2 pairs are perfect. Can you Fluke them ahead of time? Also be mindful as stated you will only get 100/full. Thanks.

RE: Can ethernet signal be sent over just two pair?

(OP)
I am going to hook up a wifi unit at the far end and see what sort of throughput I get for the client.
I am led to believe that the solution will work but then again the manufacture has a job to sell this stuff so......
I am crossing my fingers that we can get some decent access for the client.
Thanks everyone for the input on this issue. If anyone thinks of anything else please respond.
Regards
Datajockey123

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