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 Question by Christian Dufft posted 11 Oct 2004
 RJ45
Hi,
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
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 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.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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