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Old 06-22-2009, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will this work? (dumb question)

This is the jack in my bedroom that connects my phone.

Its an ethernet cable outlet i believe?


If i plug this into my laptop, will it

1) connect at all?
2) if so, will it be faster?

Sorry in advance if this was really dumb, but ****, we all gotta learn somewhere.

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Default Re: Will this work? (Retarded question)

That sir is a phone jack, not an ethernet jack. Different between RJ45 (ethernet) and RJ11 (phone).

The only way that will connect is if you are using a modem on the device you are plugging into that wall and then using a software to dial out and connect to a remote server which will give you internet access.

I assume you are already connected since you said 'faster', so no more than likely you are on wireless and that RJ11 WILL NOT be faster than your WiFi connection.

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Yeah that's a phone jack; it ain't gonna fly. Are you having trouble with your wireless connection, then?
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