RJ11 ADSL Router connection to RJ45 Broadband
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have a 512k Broadband service at home which is coming through a "broadband modem" (company owned) and is of a RJ45 connection, so I can plug it directl into my NIC on my computer to access the internet so long as i have registered my NIC's MAC Address with the company.
My current setup is a "homed network" - i have 2 NICS in my "server", 1 is connected to my "broadband modem" via RJ45 and the othe NIC is connected to my 4 port hub via RJ45. The internet connection is now shared to the hub, and all my client computers connect to my hub and access the internet and my entire network successfully.
I have just bought a ADSL Router which has a RJ45 socket for a connection which is labeled "Ethernet" and a another socket which is a RJ11 socket labeled "WAN". The Router comes packaged with all the rewquired network cables (1 crossover RJ45 cable, 1 straight-through RJ45 cable, and 1 ??? RJ11 cable (im unfamiliar with RJ11 so im unsure if they come in straight-through or crossover).
My aim would be to use the router to connect to the "broadband modem (which is RJ45)" and share the connection to the hub (which is RJ45), but the problem is that the router has a RJ11 socket which makes it impossible to connect it to the hub. So, is this not possible due to my non-understanding of ADSL and Broadband, or is there perhaps a cable that is RJ11 on one end and RJ45 on the other end? or perhaps a RJ11 to RJ45 gender changer type block? Also, If any of your answers point in the direction of this actually being made possible, which type of connection type leads would i use to connect a) The router to the "broadband modem"? (crossover or straight-through), and b) The router to the hub? (crossover or straight-through).
Appologies is my question explaination seems long but I wanted to explain fully in one post. I appriciate any help anyone can give.