What's this slot for

By circusboy01
Jun 14, 2013
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,096   +1,186

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    Maybe this image will help me explain. DSL signaling is filtered from the phone line and stops at the modem. The blue cables in the diagram are networking cables known as Ethernet cables.

    Phone plug uses a max of 6 pins (2-pins per phone line, 3 lines max) and a connector known as RJ-11 (6-pin connector)
    Ethernet plug uses 8 pins (2-pins transmit, 2-pins receive, 4-pins reserve) and a connector known as RJ-45 (8-pin connector)
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,580   +184

    Cliffordcooley, thanks. That explains what I've seen downstairs at the main connection area.


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