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# 177274 28-Jul-2015 14:56
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I've just moved into a new apartment, and it's part of a hotel. Unfortunately they don't offer any reasonably priced WiFi, so I decided to get VSDL broadband, which is available according to broadband companies is available where I live.

I assumed this would be fine as the previous tenant left their old telecom router right next to a jack point, still plugged into the wall electricity.

They didn't have the internet cables plugged in though.

Now I've got my new router I realise that the "phone" ports are in fact RJ45 sockets.

Is there a simple conversion to either the modular or BT plugs that I'm used to?


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  # 1353474 28-Jul-2015 15:02
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Is that an RJ12 to RJ12 cable right there in your photo? If so you don't need anything else.

Technically these should not be used as they can bend the outer pins, but there use is incredibly common these days..

All routers should come with an RJ cable as RJ45 sockets are the norm for VDSL2 installs. You could always ask your ISP for one if you didn't get one.




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  # 1353483 28-Jul-2015 15:14
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Haha. Oh wow! I never knew Rj12s (which I always called modular) fit into the 45s (which I always call Ethernet ports!!)

That's perfect. I guess the only thing is the filter. (The BT plug is hardwired). But I've definitely got BT to rj12 conversion leads from years of moving and setting up internet!

Thanks so much for your help.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1353484 28-Jul-2015 15:17
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You should have a master filter with VDSL - no plug in filter should be used.

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  # 1354774 29-Jul-2015 18:43
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Assuming the modem/router has a RJ-12 socket (not a BT one) the best thing to do it get a RJ-45 to RJ-12 cable from Jaycar or Cables Direct

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Communication-Equipment/Telephone/Leads-%26-Cables/2mt-RJ12-to-RJ45-Modular-Lead/p/YT6086

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/search?quickfind_needle=RJ1245 

Note: Not sure why the cables direct descriptions say "crossed", the pins should be connected straight through, and their pictures show straight through connected so maybe email them if you intend to buy from there (it's much cheaper)



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  # 1354888 29-Jul-2015 21:24
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I have one of these that I use (RJ45 to BT), but it is massively over-priced:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/telephones-accessories/nz-master-socket-to-rj45-plug-dsnz-f2203

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  # 1354926 29-Jul-2015 22:33
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sbiddle: Is that an RJ12 to RJ12 cable right there in your photo? If so you don't need anything else.

Technically these should not be used as they can bend the outer pins, but there use is incredibly common these days..

All routers should come with an RJ cable as RJ45 sockets are the norm for VDSL2 installs. You could always ask your ISP for one if you didn't get one.

If I don't have a suitable adapter or rj45 to rj11 cable, I stick a patch lead in the wall and an rj45 female-female adapter on the end of that so the rj11 only damages the adapter

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  # 1354938 29-Jul-2015 22:47
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If your renting, its the landlords problem if you damage their fancy "outer pins"




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  # 1355022 30-Jul-2015 08:16
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Not likely to be so much the landlords problem as they don't live there but rather the next tenants, which could be another fellow geekzoner. Great attitude that you have there!

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  # 1355024 30-Jul-2015 08:27
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Is that even a RJ45 in the photo? Looking at it again it just looks like a RJ12


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  # 1355035 30-Jul-2015 08:52
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Hah yeah thought that when I was looking at this again this morning. Could be the image is distorted by the weird camera angle but then it has that easy entry slope like phone jacks have ...

the world would be a happier place if everyone stuck to PDL :p

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