My company has begun leasing new office space, and our modem was installed in a room without ethernet, a little ways from the router.
There is a bundle of unused telephone lines (RJ-11) which run from the modem room to the router room. I propose to splice an ethernet connector onto the ends of these phone lines, and use them to connect the modem and router. To provide enough pins, I may even need to combine two separate cables.
Would this be detrimental to performance? I would not expect gigabit or higher speeds from such a line, however the modem is only a 45 Mbps DSL modem. It doesn't need the maximum speed. If this hack performed at 50% of the speed of a regular cable, it would be sufficient.
Is that correct? Or am I missing something? Thanks! :)