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Connection & Cabling question

Last response: in Networking
January 14, 2013 12:55:44 PM

Hi all,
Basically, I have purchased a modem router (Play Max N600 HD [F7D4401uk]), to turn my university internet (Which comes through an RJ45) into a wifi spot.
I previously had an F5D8236-4 v2, which worked fine, but this had an RJ45 WAN port, where as the "N600" has an RJ11 port.

Is it as simple as buying an "RJ45 to RJ11" cable?
I'm a little lost.

Thanks everyone in advance,
Lambro :) 
January 14, 2013 2:03:08 PM

That is an ADSL2+ modem and router combination, not just a router. You cannot just use an adapter -- the RJ11 only has one twisted pair. Ethernet (RJ45) uses two pair.
January 14, 2013 2:04:40 PM

So what do I need to make this router work with this system?
Thanks a lot. :) 
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January 14, 2013 2:20:34 PM

It would need to support using the WAN modem port as an Ethernet WAN port -- if it is RJ11 it cannot do that. You could configure it as a wireless AP by using one of the LAN ports, but then you have no NAT (routing capability) so cannot connect multiple devices.

Bottom line, I don't know that you can use that model as a router without a DSL connection.

Can you return it and get a wireless router, instead?
January 14, 2013 2:28:42 PM

Okay that makes much more sense now.
Yeah I'd need the NAT to be working.
Yeah I could return it for something else, I just need something that's just as good, in terms of specifications.

So do 'Routers' use RJ45 ports...and 'Modem Routers' use RJ11 ports?
January 14, 2013 2:56:42 PM

Ah right, thanks.
Yeah that looks quite good! Although I'm also looking for dual band networking, and guest network capabilities.
I'll definitely go for that if I can't find what I'm looking for tied into one.
Thanks again. :) 
January 14, 2013 3:33:04 PM

Yeah that's what I meant sorry, simultaneous dual band.
Hmm, that's great then! I'll look at my options, and before buying, I'll just post the router I want on here first to make sure it's a good one! Haha.
February 1, 2013 3:08:18 PM

Sorry to bring this up again, but will an F7D4301 work? (Cable router)
Thanks! :)