Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


170 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Subscriber

Topic # 237491 5-Jun-2018 10:53
Send private message quote this post

I'm looking for advice as to how best to cable a phone setup and how to create the cables required.

 

At a remote location I'm using a (Vodafone) Huawei B315 attached to a yagi to provide service over 2Degrees/Vodafone to an ordinary cordless phone.  The B315 is stuck in an inconvenient corner because of the limited length of coax from the yagi.  The house is cabled with Cat5E and Cat6. I'd like to be able to put the cordless's base unit in a central location and connect it to the B315.

 

The fly in the ointment is that standard phone-to-RJ11-phone-jack cables invert the order of the two conductors, so just plugging into Ethernet (through RJ11-RJ45 fittings) at each end won't work.  So my first thought was to create one non-crossing-over RJ11-RJ11 cable.  But I haven't got the right crimping die for flat phone cable and RJ11/12.  It doesn't seem sensible to invest in a new die (hard to find for my crimper) or a new crimper for what's probably a one-off and a disappearing technology.

 

So does anyone out there want to sell me an RJ11-RJ11 non-crossing-over cable?  Or perhaps a pair of RJ11-RJ45 cables, one crossing over and one not?

 

Or would people advise replacing the 10 metres of RG58 running from the yagi with 20 metres of RG213U (which I've got lying around, salvaged from an abandoned VHF radio site, condition uncertain) or LMR400 (which I'd have to buy) and just shifting the B315 to the central location?  How finicky is RG213U to fit plugs to?

 

TIA for all advice.

 

 


Create new topic
26789 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6260

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2029714 5-Jun-2018 10:59
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

The polarity/orientation of tip and ring doesn't matter for 99.9% of phones or devices. What phone do you have that's unique and reversed?

 

 


'That VDSL Cat'
8253 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1748

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 2029717 5-Jun-2018 11:00
Send private message quote this post

i typically use these:

 

 

 

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=703 (scroll down to the rj45 ones:))

 

 

 

 





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


628 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 227


  Reply # 2030399 5-Jun-2018 23:10
Send private message quote this post

I use these: C-RJ45LT4  (good site @hio77)

 

Put one of these at each end of the structured Cat5. Allows you to still use Ethernet 100MB on 2 pairs and analogue phone on the others.

 

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.