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Wiring an ethernet connection

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New to the forum. Thanks in advance for your help!

I have a new home that was wired with Cat5 cable throughout that is sent down to the basement into a large phone punchdown. I use VOIP, so this isn't attached to the phone grid. The home is three stories counting the basement.

The modem and N Router are on the second floor. I want to turn one of my existing RJ11 jacks into RJ45 to get streaming Netflix to my BluRay Player. The player is on the first main floor. Will this plan following work and if not what will be best?:

1) I convert the RJ11 keystone jack by the BluRay player to RJ45. I just want one converted now. Probably won't need more than a couple later

2) I convert the RJ11 by the Modem and Router (separate units) to RJ45 keystone.

3) I plug the modem into that keystone jack. THEN I move my wireless router to the basement, pull the other end of that keystone jack off the punchdown, install an RJ45 connector and then plug that into my router. Essentially, I'm increasing the distance between my wireless router and modem to about 30 feet and I'm using the existing Cat5 wiring in the walls to hide everything.

4) From there I just pull the BluRay wire from the punchdown, add a connector and plug that into the router. Voila!?!

I have no idea what I'm doing, as probably detailed in whatever idiot things I said I was going to do above. Any help would be appreciated. I want it done cheaply but I want good speed. I get 15 mbps from my cable modem and a lousy 1 mbps wireless (I'll fix that issue later.)
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You can find bulk supplies of ethernet cable at many computer stores or most electrical or home centers. You want UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) ethernet cable of at least Category 5 (Cat 5). Cat 5 is required for basic 10/100 functionality, you will want Cat 5e for gigabit (1000BaseT) operation and Cat 6 or higher gives you a measure of future proofing. You can also use STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) for extra resistance to external interference but I won't cover shielded connectors.
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I am with you up to step 3.

You plug the modem into the newly made rj45 jack? That means you connected your blueray to the modem. I don't think that is what you want to do.

You also seem to be missing the first step which is relocating the modem but not the router to the basement.

Assuming you have dsl you would find that connection in the basement or wire from the middle floor backdown to the basement and connect the modem to it.

Then you would convert a wire to rj45 for the modem in the basement to the router on the 2nd floor. Then you would go from the router you would go to the blueray player.

You get the best wireless on the middle or upper floors but not in the basement.
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