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Topic # 185373 19-Nov-2015 22:07
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Sorry to have to ask such a noob question, but...

I ported our home number to 2talk years ago and have been happily using a softphone.
Am now in the process of setting up a physical handset (shock, horror!) so that kids can answer phone etc.

So I have a Netcome Wireless NF5 and have just purchased a Panasonic cordless handset which came with a RJ11 on one end and a connector to standard phone port (BT?) on the other.

Unless I'm mistaken, I just need to get an RJ12<->RJ12 to connect phone base station to VOIP port on NF5? Or RJ11<->RJ11? Or neither?

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  Reply # 1431430 19-Nov-2015 22:23
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I'm not personally familiar with that router or phone but I'd be surprised if you needed anything other than RJ11.





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  Reply # 1431437 19-Nov-2015 22:34
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Thanks. So just RJ11 at either end? RJ12 at either end seems more common, any reason why that wouldn't work?

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  Reply # 1431450 19-Nov-2015 23:35
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Um, we might not be using the same terms consistently.

Have a look at the cable that came with the phone. How many pins are showing in the jacks? It will almost certainly be 2 or 4.

Get a cable that has he right jack at both ends showing that same number of pins and you should be fine.

Further reading on wikipedia if you're so inclined.



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  Reply # 1431488 20-Nov-2015 06:36
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Ah yes. Therein lies part of my issue. Have misplaced that cable

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  Reply # 1431490 20-Nov-2015 06:43
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The cable isn't anything tricky. Any cable that fits will do. The phone only uses the centre two pins.




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  Reply # 1431496 20-Nov-2015 07:20
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Completely overpriced which I wouldn't buy from Dick Smiths, this cable would do the job?
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/telephones-accessories/modular-phone-lead-1-5-metre-dsnz-f2153

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  Reply # 1431498 20-Nov-2015 07:50
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yes but you can get a rj-12 to rj-12 for less than $5

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  Reply # 1431572 20-Nov-2015 10:13
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If you're in Wellington, you're welcome to come root around in my assorted boxes of (very tangled) cables. I'm sure there's something in there that should work.

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  Reply # 1431614 20-Nov-2015 10:53
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RJ11 and RJ12 are the same connector, just 1 has 2 or 4 pole, one has 6 - Physical dimensions are the same.




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  Reply # 1431617 20-Nov-2015 10:57
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  Reply # 1431631 20-Nov-2015 11:15
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mdf: If you're in Wellington, you're welcome to come root around in my assorted boxes of (very tangled) cables. I'm sure there's something in there that should work.


Same with me for Auckland




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