rj11 to rj45

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 Question by euan sturrock posted 08 Feb 2006
 rj11 to rj45
Hi there,

I have a laptop with a normal rj11 modem connection.
I am about to get a new laptop for myself and give my old one to my wife - nice.............
Unfortunately she requires it for her work, there is no problem at home for internet as she will be getting a pcmm card for wireless stuff.
My question is she needs a lan connection for her office rj45, is there any way to convert the rj11 to accomodate this or will I have to give her the new laptop - hope NOT !
Thanks,

Euan
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 08 Feb 2006
Dear euan,

First if the laptop has USB ports I would look into a USB to Ethernet network adapter. They are relatively inexpensive. I am not endorsing but look at this site to see an example of this product.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1734053&CatId=200

Second is to look for a a PCMICA card that is an Ethernet adapter (you mentioned a pcmm card but I am unfamiliar with that, maybe you meant PCMICA). Here is a link to look at that
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=310076&Sku=D700-2026&CatId=200

There are many of these products available on the market. Make sure they are compatible with your older laptop including the required operating system.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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