Help with built in network?

By 47popnbot
Jul 27, 2008
  1. Help...
    I just moved into a new condo that is prewired.
    I do have an ISP through the local cable company. Can I direct connect my comp. into the RJ45 jack or do I need to use a router?

    Also, I am not familliar with the vrious types of connections. I have the typical Blue RJ45 jack and the yellow ...does it matter which one I use?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    tech out..
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yellow is likely patch
    Blue could be Patch or Cross-over

    Pretty sure you just Patch into the plug on the wall
  3. 47popnbot

    47popnbot TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Kimsland: thanks for the info.

    As silly as it sounds I am just not familliar with "patches" or " crossovers", but I will give this a try. I was under the assumption that if I direct connected, I would not be able to enter into my ISP's domain.

    Have a good day
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I would think that a dsl or other internet cabling setup in a condo would be serviced by one ISP and that makes it difficult to get to your own (unless it lucks out as the 'one').
  5. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    I suspect that CCT is right about having a single ISP for the condo group; however, you should ask your condo association about this as you may have to start paying, etc., for the wall set up to be enabled. You may also have the right to put in your own cabling if you prefer to use a different ISP and you need to know about that, as well.
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