Question by <!=firstname.lastname@example.org_stop><!=fname>Brad<!=fname_end> <!=lname>Glinkerman<!=lname_end> posted 13 Feb 2005
| RJ45 to RJ11 Adapter|
|<!=question>I have a newer computer that uses Ethernet (RJ45). It is currently connected to the Internet. I also have a really old computer with an old regular dial up modem. I cannot find an Ethernet card that will fit this computer. I was wondering if it is possible to run a CAT5 from my new computer and connect it to my older computer that uses an RJ11. Do they make adapters for this? Is it possible to make a cable with an RJ45 jack on on end and an RJ11 jack on the other end. Or is this not possible. Thanks<!=question_end>|
Answer by <!=answered>Joseph Golan<!=answered_end> posted 14 Feb 2005
While making the cable is possible, linking the two different services is not.
If your computer is that old where you cannot find a card for it, then you should not even be looking to bring it on-line in this day of high speed service and the load it would put on the CPU.
BTW the correct way to connect two computers to a high speed internet connection is with a switch or switch/router
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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