[VoiceOps] VoIP on 10mb Cat 3 switched network

Simon Woodhead simon.woodhead at simwood.com
Fri Jan 4 14:38:17 EST 2013

> I was careful to specify it would be a switched network.  We'd be putting
>> in new switches.  The cabling is likely old, and was used with a standard
>> PBX previously.
I know you said switches but it wasn't clear [to me] you'd be putting in
new ones. I've had no end of arguments with IT administrators who don't
know the difference so assumed you may be basing the enquiry on third party

> My question was really about experience, not theory, and some of you
> shared some very useful stuff.  I know in theory it "should" work, and I
> know old cabling can have myriad problems.  Reality often works out very
> different from theory.  In all likelihood, if we took this route, it would
> have a contractual caveat that problems may be blamed on the cabling and
> they'd have to swap it out.

Contract sounds good but I'd still be inclined to get a tester on there if
only to weed out the cables that will have issues.


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