CAT 5 Telephone?
First off, I apologize in advance for the "non-technical" nature of this question.
I recently bought a new house which was advertised as having Cat-5. When I think of Cat-5 I differentiate it from a regular telephone jack on the basis that a regular telephone jack is a "small plug" whereas Cat-5, which will allow for a home network, uses the "fatter telephone type plug" found on the back of computer network cards, etc.
I was expecting to see in each room, 2 plugs, one smaller plug for the phones and one larger plug for computers, (the Cat-5 plug).
Of course, each room only has one phone type plug and after "discussing" the issue with the seller, he explained that he used Cat-5, but for the phone wiring.
I don't really understand what this means, but after doing some reading on this site and others, does it mean that there is a way of using the phone plug somehow as a wired network? I am currently using a wireless network in my house, but I have some dead spots, which, if what he says is true (but it doesn't make sense to me) I could solve by using wired connections through the phone plug.
Anyways, sorry for the confusion, just trying to get this clear in my own head.