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Old 29-10-2017, 09:47 PM   #1
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Convert RJ11 to RJ45 LAN point or Add LAN point?

As above - is it cheaper to convert the tel point to data point or simply add a new lan point? can the former simply be achieved with an adapter or need to take out the additional socket and replace with a new one? any video guide will be great.

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Old 30-10-2017, 12:18 AM   #2
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the faceplate is rj11. new homes use cat5 or cat5e cables for the rj11 terminals. to convert to rj45, the faceplate and keystone will have to be changed. you can diy.

at the block terminal, make sure terminate at your desired router which will be connected to fibre gateway.
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Old 30-10-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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My place, although they say it's RJ-11, when we checked, it was already RJ-45 with data point keystone done at all the "tel" ports. So I only had to convert the cabling in the block terminal into Rj-45 and the data port panel. For some of my neighbours they don't know how to do it, so they contacted one guy and he gave our development one rate to convert all and to check that the keystone is done properly at the ports in the individual rooms.

So I think you should check before deciding on what you want to. I did get my electrician to add in 1 more data point at LR and 1 data point at corridor for my AP.
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Old 30-10-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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As above - is it cheaper to convert the tel point to data point or simply add a new lan point? can the former simply be achieved with an adapter or need to take out the additional socket and replace with a new one? any video guide will be great.

diagram as shown by hdb below:

I converted my 3 rooms' tel line to Lan, the price is pretty standard, from $80-$100.
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Old 30-10-2017, 07:51 PM   #5
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My place, although they say it's RJ-11, when we checked, it was already RJ-45 with data point keystone done at all the "tel" ports. So I only had to convert the cabling in the block terminal into Rj-45 and the data port panel. For some of my neighbours they don't know how to do it, so they contacted one guy and he gave our development one rate to convert all and to check that the keystone is done properly at the ports in the individual rooms.

So I think you should check before deciding on what you want to. I did get my electrician to add in 1 more data point at LR and 1 data point at corridor for my AP.
when you say it's already RJ45, do you mean the connection point is already RJ45 or? cos based on the faceplate in my rooms, it is all RJ11.

What is "keystone" and is there any youtube video I can refer to for DIY? doesn't sound too difficult to me..
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Old 30-10-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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My place, although they say it's RJ-11, when we checked, it was already RJ-45 with data point keystone done at all the "tel" ports. So I only had to convert the cabling in the block terminal into Rj-45 and the data port panel. For some of my neighbours they don't know how to do it, so they contacted one guy and he gave our development one rate to convert all and to check that the keystone is done properly at the ports in the individual rooms.

So I think you should check before deciding on what you want to. I did get my electrician to add in 1 more data point at LR and 1 data point at corridor for my AP.
just curious - did you wall mount your router? I was thinking to do a ceiling mount for my router at the main corridor for max connectivity but never saw anyone do it before.
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Old 30-10-2017, 08:49 PM   #7
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My place, although they say it's RJ-11, when we checked, it was already RJ-45 with data point keystone done at all the "tel" ports. So I only had to convert the cabling in the block terminal into Rj-45 and the data port panel. For some of my neighbours they don't know how to do it, so they contacted one guy and he gave our development one rate to convert all and to check that the keystone is done properly at the ports in the individual rooms.

So I think you should check before deciding on what you want to. I did get my electrician to add in 1 more data point at LR and 1 data point at corridor for my AP.
how come yours came with rj45 port so good. tsk. whr your new home? basically, rj45 port means u still can connect with rj11 cable.
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Old 31-10-2017, 05:01 PM   #8
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how come yours came with rj45 port so good. tsk. whr your new home? basically, rj45 port means u still can connect with rj11 cable.
U cant connect rj11 cable to rj45 port.
Most of the new flats use ethernet cables to connect rj11 ports, which makes it possible to convert to a rj45 port instead by simply changing e socket.

Do take note of the existing cable is rj45 type cat 5e or cat6, which in turn affect yr choice of using a cat5e or cat6 socket.
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Old 31-10-2017, 11:24 PM   #9
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U cant connect rj11 cable to rj45 port.
Most of the new flats use ethernet cables to connect rj11 ports, which makes it possible to convert to a rj45 port instead by simply changing e socket.

Do take note of the existing cable is rj45 type cat 5e or cat6, which in turn affect yr choice of using a cat5e or cat6 socket.
eh.. i think you misunderstood my point alrdy. if faceplate is rj45, what's stopping you from connecting both ends with rj11? unless its a cross.

in case this confuse anybody here, i'll clarify again. rj11 male connector can plug into a rj45 port. on the other end, plug another rj11 and terminate at your fibre gateway telephone port.

fibre gateway <- rj11 cable -> rj45 keystone (if u decide the block terminal to use rj45 keystone) <- cat5/e cabling by hdb -> faceplate with rj45 keystone <- rj11 cable -> telephone for example

if we have a rj11 faceplate, it means we wont be able to connect a rj45 cable. but with rj45 faceplate, we can connect either.

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just curious - did you wall mount your router? I was thinking to do a ceiling mount for my router at the main corridor for max connectivity but never saw anyone do it before.
Nope. My router is in the db box. I put a unifi AC LR at the corridor for AP because the router's wifi cannot reach mbr.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:03 PM   #11
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how come yours came with rj45 port so good. tsk. whr your new home? basically, rj45 port means u still can connect with rj11 cable.
No idea, but it was bonus for us, since we missed only by a bit - my BTO was announced Nov 12; the announcement for Ethernet for all is in Mar 13. So we just change at the db box and done. Tested all ports and they are working fine.
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eh.. i think you misunderstood my point alrdy. if faceplate is rj45, what's stopping you from connecting both ends with rj11? unless its a cross.

in case this confuse anybody here, i'll clarify again. rj11 male connector can plug into a rj45 port. on the other end, plug another rj11 and terminate at your fibre gateway telephone port.

fibre gateway <- rj11 cable -> rj45 keystone (if u decide the block terminal to use rj45 keystone) <- cat5/e cabling by hdb -> faceplate with rj45 keystone <- rj11 cable -> telephone for example

if we have a rj11 faceplate, it means we wont be able to connect a rj45 cable. but with rj45 faceplate, we can connect either.
I have yet to try with rj11 for the telephone. My db box area not packed nicely since my cat6 cables are not yet terminated. I am still using cat5e cables for the moment for some ports. I also need to add in another switch because SH decided not to give ONR like ST does.
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I have yet to try with rj11 for the telephone. My db box area not packed nicely since my cat6 cables are not yet terminated. I am still using cat5e cables for the moment for some ports. I also need to add in another switch because SH decided not to give ONR like ST does.
btw, ur db is it in a cabinet like space with a wall on its side?

have u tried to drill a hole at its top and mount on that wall instead for your router? switch will be inside with the db.
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