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RJ12 and RJ45 faceplate?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dannyyoung, Nov 2, 2010.

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  1. dannyyoung

    dannyyoung Thread Starter

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    My wireless router is downstairs in our living room, next to a telephone socket where it is connected (I believe the telephone connection is RJ12?). The telephone line extends up to a bedroom upstairs (cabled outside the house), where a telephone socket is presented in the bedroom.

    The wireless signal doesn't reach the upstairs bedroom, I have tried Ethernet over power but the performance is average, so I had an idea. Why don't I run an Ethernet cable alongside the telephone cable, outside the house, between the two rooms? It makes sense to me. So my question is, can I buy a faceplate with an RJ12 and RJ45 socket presented, both downstairs and upstairs?

    It should be noted that the socket downstairs has a test socket behind the faceplate, I am not sure if this would cause a problem? I'd rather take this route than have to install a separate RJ45 socket in each room if at all possible.

    I hope this makes sense and if so, is it possible?

    Thanks for reading! :)
     
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    You can buy standard sized electrical faceplates that have one to six rectangular cutouts in them in them. The cutouts can accept snap in clips from the same manufacturer as the faceplate that contain various types of sockets. These sockets typically include RJ45, RJ11, Coaxial F, RCA Phono jacks, Phone jacks and spring loaded wire clips. There are also blank filler clips in case you are not putting jacks into all of the cutouts right away.

    http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=11003&minisite=10051&language=US
    http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10231&minisite=10171

    http://www.belkin.com/search/?q=keystone&x=0&y=0

    I don't know where you are located but many hardware and home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, etc.) in the USA carry at least one such product line.

    FYI, A typical residential phone jack in the USA is RS11 with four out of six contact positions used. The two outside contact positions are left blank. An RS12 jack is the same size as an RS11 jack but uses all six positions.
     
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