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Old 19.04.2011, 22:31
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The problem is with the cabling between your old socket and the distribution box out in the street. If it was just the socket the Cablecom technician would have changed it wouldn't he?
No, as it's a telephone, and not a cable, socket (look at the picture).

Get an adapter at Migros, problem solved. You can install a modern one, but that doesn't change the function.

Telephones only use two wires, in any case, the others aren't connected.

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Old 20.04.2011, 21:34
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Hi,

I am moving to a new apartment and the telephone socket looks like this:



What the hell is this? In my current apartment I have a standard RJ. They told me the apartment had preinstallation for cable so I ordered Cablecom, how can I connect a router to this thing?

If cablecom doesn't go with this, can I get any other company router with an adaptor or something?
He has ordered Cablecom as the Internet supplier (See above). Cablecom has visited & condemmed the wiring.

Quote: "I got a reply from Cablecom saying they will not send me the router right away, a technician has to come first to check the installation "
Quote: "Today the technician came and apparently the cables are too old to connect Cablecom"

He needs to upgrade the TV cable connection to the Cablecom box in the street. He also needs to fit the 3 port Cablecom wall socket, and then connect his router.

Buying an adapter might get the telephone working, but the Router will never function.

He needs to contact the local TV- electrical shop and get the cable upgraded, as I mentioned in my first post, #3.

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Old 20.04.2011, 21:39
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He has ordered Cablecom as the Internet supplier. Cablecom has visited & condemmed the wiring. He needs to upgrade the TV cable connection to the Cablecom box in the street. He also needs to fit the 3 port Cablecom wall socket, and then connect his router.

Buying an adapter might get the telephone working, but the Router will never function.

He needs to contact the local TV- electrical shop and get the cable upgraded, as I mentioned in my first post.

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He didn't show the TV socket, and CableCom works with the TV socket.

We have NO idea of what the CableCom connection is like.

No reason that SwissCom internet won't work with the PTT socket.

Apples and Oranges.

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Old 20.04.2011, 21:47
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He has shown the TV socket, it is yellow with age.

I assume he has signed up with Cablecom as they are waiting to send him the router, when the cabling is OK.

I cannot imagine he will now change to Swisscom as he has a contract with Cablecom. It would be expensive to change.

It is all shown on page 1.

He has confused you by believing he can connect the Cablecom router to the old telephone socket.
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Old 20.04.2011, 21:56
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He has shown the TV socket, it is yellow with age.

I assume he has signed up with Cablecom as they are waiting to send him the router, when the cabling is OK.

I cannot imagine he will now change to Swisscom as he has a contract with Cablecom. It would be expensive to change.

It is all shown on page 1.

He has confused you by believing he can connect the Cablecom router to the old telephone socket.
UMMM, NO, he wrote this:

"Now I called Swisscom to set a fixed line connection and order Orange ADSL"

Orange, of course, uses the PTT socket.

Also, this IS page 1.

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Old 20.04.2011, 22:49
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I give up arguing with you, life is too short.
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Re: Swiss telephone socket

Are you arguing about my case? I'll sum it up for you:

- I had no idea what wiring did this apartment have (didn't even know that Cablecom went through antenna cable).
- I ordered Cablecom
- They told me they needed to check if the apartment was ready for Cablecom installation
- I waited a week and when the technician came, he told me the building wasn't connected to Cablecom. Bummer. At least there was nothing signed with Cablecom.
- I found out that to order any other DSL connection first I needed to get a Swisscom fixed telephone line.
- I had to call another technician to connect my apartment to the building mainframe, or something like that. 140 chf.
- I ordered Swisscom internet in the end (not Orange). They sent me the router, but the wire didn't fit in the wall.
- I bought and adaptor (10 chf) and now it's working, but barely because if I move it, it disconnects itself.


Now another question, which I think it is the same asked last page. Do you think I can replace the telephone socket in the wall myself? everything else in the apartment is right, but that one is very old and with the adaptor the router cable doesn't fit well.

Where would they sell these telephone sockets? I haven't seen any hardware store in Switzerland (at least in Geneva)
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Old 26.04.2011, 16:28
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Now another question, which I think it is the same asked last page. Do you think I can replace the telephone socket in the wall myself? everything else in the apartment is right, but that one is very old and with the adaptor the router cable doesn't fit well.

Where would they sell these telephone sockets? I haven't seen any hardware store in Switzerland (at least in Geneva)
I'm not sure whether we're still talking about the same thing here, but yes, you can buy these sockets yourself. My local Coop DIY store definitely has them. I saw them there last week. I guess other DIY places like Bauhaus or Jumbo should also have them.

Yes, sockets are fairly easy to install.

Should you do it? As I said before, what's the point if you can get an adapter and so avoid the risk of your landlord objecting to you tinkering with the wires or worse still, you accidentally and irreversibly breaking something. You can get adapaters in electronics stores like Interdiscount or Fust. While buying you can also ask if its the right thing. If yours isn't working as intended it could be that you either have something that looks like what you want but in reality is something different, or you are not using it correctly (maybe something is not plugged in correctly). It could also be that your line is bad. In that case changing the socket is not going to fix it either. You should ask your landlord if he can have his electrician check it out.
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I'm not sure whether we're still talking about the same thing here, but yes, you can buy these sockets yourself. My local Coop DIY store definitely has them. I saw them there last week. I guess other DIY places like Bauhaus or Jumbo should also have them.

Yes, sockets are fairly easy to install.

Should you do it? As I said before, what's the point if you can get an adapter and so avoid the risk of your landlord objecting to you tinkering with the wires or worse still, you accidentally and irreversibly breaking something. You can get adapaters in electronics stores like Interdiscount or Fust. While buying you can also ask if its the right thing.
Hi,

Thanks for your answer. I already have the adapter, but the connection it makes is not perfect. I think the socket is really old and only works if it's in an exact position, because if I touch it by mistake then the connection is lost, and I have to keep twisting and turning the wire to find the exact position where it works.

Perhaps I will ask an electrician for an estimate, I'm not very handy myself...
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