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Old 31.10.2020, 18:09
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Hacking Home DSL?

I signed up with Sunrise and got the Sunrise Internet Box (SIB). All is functional.

My fuse cupboard, where the DSL cable enters, is central to my apartment and is a good place to hook up the router, but there is no DSL connector (inside or just outside the cupboard is OK). At present the SIB is in the living room, and signal strength falls off at the other end of the apartment (Android Ooklo speed test over the 5G SSID gave 200 Mbit/s near the router, versus vs 20 Mbit/s in a bedroom furthest away).

As you can see from the first attachment, the blue and white wires from the grey cable on the right jammed into the out of focus block on the left. The blue and white wires from the two white cables are also jammed into this connector. One of the white cables goes to the telephone socket in the living room. The other goes to one of the bedrooms.

It looks like "all I have to do" is to make up a (RJ11?) cable to go into the DSL socket of the SIB, and jam two more cables into the out of focus block. Is it really that straightforward?

What are the pin outs?

Can I just sacrifice one of the many RJ11 cables I have lying around?
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Old 13.06.2021, 15:32
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Re: Hacking Home DSL?

Can anyone tell me what these are called, and how to get wires in and out of these things without breaking them? This is a photo of two things which slot together. They look to be used as a signal splitter, in this case the telephony/ DSL signal from the exchange is split and goes to the living room and master bedroom.
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Old 13.06.2021, 15:50
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Can anyone tell me what these are called, and how to get wires in and out of these things without breaking them? This is a photo of two things which slot together. They look to be used as a signal splitter, in this case the telephony/ DSL signal from the exchange is split and goes to the living room and master bedroom.
It's called a Wago connector when used for mains wiring (as often the case, that's the main brand used as a generic name, officially it's probably called something boring like push connector).

Twist the wire back and forth while pulling is the usual method of extraction.
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Old 13.06.2021, 16:27
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Re: Hacking Home DSL?

This looks close.

https://www.wagoproducts.com/push-wi.../wago-243-208/

It seems it will only work well with a single strand conductor, no?
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This looks close.

https://www.wagoproducts.com/push-wi.../wago-243-208/

It seems it will only work well with a single strand conductor, no?
Yes, only single strand or a few thick strands but definitely not for flexible multistrand cable.

But network cable is normally single strand.
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Re: Hacking Home DSL?

Maybe it's a silly question, but why not buying or making long enough RJ11 cable to move your router as far away from the socket as you like?

You can also reuse existing RJ11 cables connecting them together with a simple connecting barrels (well, I don't know what's the technical name, just a small piece of plastic with RJ11 sockets on both ends).

I suspect that you cannot just split the incoming wire into multiple endpoints anyway. If you are trying to attach a new cable to the splitter because the location of the splitter is convenient than OK, but don't use the existing socket after that - don't connect two terminal devices at the same time.
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Maybe it's a silly question, but why not buying or making long enough RJ11 cable to move your router as far away from the socket as you like?
To do that I would need to run a cable of ~20m from the RJ12 jack in the living room to the fuse cupboard, and I would also have to cross the ceiling at least once (stone tiles all the way).
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