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No, Cat5 and phone jacks are purposefully different sizes. They have no compatibility.

If you want to share a printer over a network and it doesn't directly have a cat5 port (most don't) your best option is to set up a basic home network using the wizard, make sure that FILE AND PRINTER SHARING is switched on, and then share the printer as a resource on the machine it's already linked to. Then as long as that machine is turned on (even if it's not doing anything) the printer will be available to other machines on the network, even if those other machines are communicating wirelessly.

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