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RJ11 to RJ 45

Discussion in 'Networking' started by charlieyn3, Dec 4, 2011.

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  1. charlieyn3

    charlieyn3 Thread Starter

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    i bought a ptel2 surge protector with a a rj 11 and would love to convert the rj 11 to rj 45 so i can use it on my pc , wat are the colour combinations and which pins du i connect
     
  2. zx10guy

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    You're better off just buying a surge protector with the RJ45 ports. Not sure if I have seen a surge protector with one though.
     
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    how can i connect two houses 60 metres apart with a cat 5 cable
     
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    You'll need to dig a trench and put down conduit to run the cable. Also, I would look into getting environment grade/shielded category cabling. If I was going through this expense, I would pull at a minimum Cat 6 and maybe even Cat6a. Plus I wouldn't just pull one, I would do at a minimum 2 cables maybe 4. The majority of the cost is going to be the labor to do this. The cabling is only going to be a fraction of the labor costs.
     
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    If going to that much trouble, I would put a Cat5 to fiber optic media converter on each end, and run 60m of duplex fiber optic cable between them. Cost would be about $400 for the media converters and cable, but lightening and surge suppression would no longer be an issue.
     
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    Forgot to mention having the need to properly ground the cable.

    But I'm curious about the break down of that $400 figure.
     
  7. Frank4d

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    Newegg has the media converters around $125-150 each, and charlieyn3 would need two; and estimate about $150-200 for the cable. So probably more like $500 total.
     
  8. zx10guy

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    Are these media converters GigE capable?

    And just as a side note, not all media converters are created equal. You really need to buy from a good outfit with a good return policy. I've used all sorts of media converters in my career to include SignaMax, Transition Networks, and Canary. We tried to save money one time and bought a cheap alternative to the SignaMax. We ordered a few of them and not one of them worked.
     
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    And for ignoring my post and closing of the other thread charlieyn3 will be enjoying a three day time out. Closing.
     
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