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 Question by Christian Dufft posted 11 Oct 2004
I need toconnect my router to a micro filter. The problem is that the one is an RJ45 connector (Router)and the other is a RJ11 coneector. Can I plug a RJ11 Cable into a RJ45 connector. Or is there any other way how i can convert the cable. I know this questions has been asked befor, but I dont know alot about this. So I couldnt really understand what itwas all about.
Thank You ver Much
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 13 Oct 2004
Dear Christian,

Yes, you can plug RJ11 cord into an RJ45 jack. It's been times when it was not such a good idea because the RJ11 jacks were not produced with this usage in mind. In the past some manufacturers made it slightly wider, so it could damage the pins #1 and #8 in RJ45 jack. However, these days everybody makes RJ11 plugs based on assumption that they may be plugged into RJ45, so go ahead and plug it in.

I don't know what you are referring to as a microfilter, so can't answer your question more fully.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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