Connect one DSL router with RJ45 output to Wi-Fi ADSL router with RJ11 input?

By steveke999
Sep 3, 2010
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  1. Hello,

    Is it possible connect one DSL router with RJ45(LAN) output to Wifi ADSL router with RJ11 (telephone) input?


    I want to use the wifi only on this adsl router.


    a had find also
    RJ11 to RJ45 Adapter

    Converts RJ11 to RJ45 and Visa versa. Useful for connecting ADSL broadband modems to network switches etc. Uses the middle 4 cores to transmit the data.

    Is this adapter work also in other way RJ45 to RJ11?
    Enyone tried this?

    Thanks for advice.

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,342   +297

    only if connected in a not obvious manner
    no, that will not work as it is only a 'wire connector' and not a signal converter.

    here's how; do not put anything into the RJ11 slot on the ADSL WiFi router.

    connect an ethernet cable from a LAN slot on the router connected to the phone line
    TO another lan slot on the WiFi router. This will cause the WiFi router to act very much
    link a switch. Just be sure the DHCP service (on this device) is disabled and only the primary router has DHCP active.

    You will still need to setup the WiFi configuration (but do so ONLY with a wired connection to it).


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