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Newbie Help Needed.

We've finally got into our flat, and things are going ok. We now need the internet and tv. We're probably going with Swisscom, just cause we may want to add the mobiles to the vivo case package at a later date, and its about the cheapest. Thing is, we can't work out if we have the right sockets. The swisscom site says that the building we're in has connection for internet up to 20,000kbs, which is fine. But through which socket? We have a small square one, with 2 standard aerial sockets, and a cable socket, but we also have the one pictured below. (Do my photobucket links work?) What is it? Is this the phone line?

We need to know before we order it all.



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Old 16.09.2012, 11:46
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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

it's the usual phone socket.
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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

Brilliant, thanks.

I'll get on with ordering my internet then. saves having to go to work to do stuff.

People mention needing to know names of previous users of the system to enable it. Is this still the case?
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it's easier for them if they have that information.
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Change Swiss Phone Socket into an RJ45 network socket?

Does anyone know if I can get an adapter to convert the Swiss phone socket into to an RJ45 socket? (So I can re-purpose the phone cables into a network cable with out having to get an electrician to change the wall socket completely.)

Then I can do away with my power-line adapters and not rely on the poor quality wireless connection, as there are the swiss phone sockets where I need network connections.

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BTW: I've discovered you can get "mod-taps" in the UK to convert from UK phone to RJ45. Just need something similar for Swiss phone sockets. Any ideas?
http://www.cablecity.co.uk/product_i...c7p62h76ljvqq5

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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

Plug-ins, with or without a secondary Swiss socket, plus a filter for ADSL computer cable.
All easily found in normal electrical/phone/computer outlets, and often come standard with hardware.
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Re: Change Swiss Phone Socket into an RJ45 network socket?

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Does anyone know if I can get an adapter to convert the Swiss phone socket into to an RJ45 socket? (So I can re-purpose the phone cables into a network cable with out having to get an electrician to change the wall socket completely.)

Then I can do away with my power-line adapters and not rely on the poor quality wireless connection, as there are the swiss phone sockets where I need network connections.

Many thanks,
Regards
NUTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

BTW: I've discovered you can get "mod-taps" in the UK to convert from UK phone to RJ45. Just need something similar for Swiss phone sockets. Any ideas?
http://www.cablecity.co.uk/product_i...c7p62h76ljvqq5
ok, to make sure I understand this right, you want to change the cable end of the Swiss phone (TT84) into a network one (RJ45), is that correct?

if yes and even if you are able to make the conversion, then you will still have an issue with speed, as those cables themselves are 4 wire cables and the network (to use the full speed) need 6. even with a converter the 4 wire will struggle to give you a 10mbps as those cables are not Cat5 type cables.

in any case, you can find all kinds of phone cable adapters here

good luck

p.s changing from TT84 to RJ11 is a different matter and the answer above from TiMow is correct
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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

In my case the adapter for the phone socket was included in the Swisscom Vivo package.

Have you received the box with the router etc already?
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ok, to make sure I understand this right, you want to change the cable end of the Swiss phone (TT84) into a network one (RJ45), is that correct?
Yes, that's it! Swiss phone to RJ45 so I can use the phone socket for network cables. I can't see a direct TT84 to RJ45 on that site. Would an adapter from TT84 to RJ11, then RJ11 to RJ45 work?
Looking at the Swiss phone socket, it looks like 6 connections.

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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

It will be included in the Vivo package...
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Yes, that's it! Swiss phone to RJ45 so I can use the phone socket for network cables. I can't see a direct TT84 to RJ45 on that site. Would an adapter from TT84 to RJ11, then RJ11 to RJ45 work?
Looking at the Swiss phone socket, it looks like 6 connections.
They have them here but as I mentioned and as you can see in the image of the 3 different types of adapters although the socket is an RJ45, indeed there are only 4 wire connectors.

I can guarantee you although the front has 6 connections, the cable in the back in 4 wire if you are lucky or indeed a 2 wire as most older houses have!

To find out what cable is there and before you buy anything, you should just open the wall socket and have a look behind it.
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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

Looks like this one might do it:
https://www.elektro-material.ch/shop...24/p/VA-138042
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Re: Newbie Help Needed.

Looks like I cant use the Swiss phone line as network as there are only 2 wires connected.
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Looks like I cant use the Swiss phone line as network as there are only 2 wires connected.
Thanks for the update and sorry for your bad news. I did expected this, but I thought it would at least have a 4 wire connection not a 2. Having said that, I am not surprised.
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