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I just purchased my first home (6 years old) and I found a few rooms with Cat 5e labels (YAY!). I looked around the house a bit and found a box in the basement labeled OnQ Systems. The pictures below are the contents of the box. There is a lot of information on the web about these systems but I was wondering if anyone has seen a basic setup like the one seen here. I say basic because it seems like a lot less of a system than what I have seen on the forums from others. Are the cat 5e lines live after simply connecting a cable from the router? How would one use those? I assume they are connected to the ON Q System but I am at a loss on where to even start wit this one.

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That is simply a telecom (phone) connecting block and a coax splitter. Looks like someone made a bit of a rat's nest there adding some more phone extensions. You can certainly pull some of those off and turn the cat5e lines into a wired Ethernet network by adding a router/switch there. OnQ / Legrand makes these modules as the basis of a "structured wiring" setup.

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Thanks for the response!

What about the Cat 5e connections throughout the house? Are they connected to this box? I believe so, but I haven't had the time to run through it all yet. The faceplates are labeled Cat 5e.
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Thanks for the response!
What about the Cat 5e connections throughout the house? Are they connected to this box? I believe so, but I haven't had the time to run through it all yet. The faceplates are labeled Cat 5e.

They should be, but they are all currently configured as phone jacks. If you want a wired Ethernet network, you'll probably want an OnQ network patch panel module to put in the enclosure. Then you can attach your router/switch to it easily.

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They should be, but they are all currently configured as phone jacks. If you want a wired Ethernet network, you'll probably want an OnQ network patch panel module to put in the enclosure. Then you can attach your router/switch to it easily.
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Guess I'll have to look into that then. Thanks for the help!
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