rj45 for dsl

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 Question by c bell posted 16 Nov 2003
 rj45 for dsl
For a new building, we are using cat 5 cable for DSL. What kind of jack should I purchase to wire to and then connect my dsl cable? Is it a rj45, cat 3?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 18 Nov 2003
Dear C,

DSL is designed to work over telephone lines, so CAT3 would do just fine. Also, both RJ45 and RJ11 would do because most likely you will be connecting your DSL modem using RJ11-to-RJ11 cord that comes with it. RJ11 fits right into RJ45, and pair number 1, which you need connects in all versions of RJ45 pin layouts (USOC, T568A, T568B).

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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