12-18-2012 10:00:36 PM
My existing setup is using Coax cable to connect to my gateway because there is no phone line available.
The gateway supports both Coax and RJ11 interfaces.
Can I convert from Coax to RJ11 interface and hook up RJ11 cable to DSL port on the gateway?
I try to use Ethernet over Coax Adapter (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009AGCLVG/ref=oh
Do I get a wrong adapter?
Appreciate if any solution.
12-19-2012 04:14:37 AM
12-19-2012 09:36:56 AM
ATT&T was shipping a new gateway for self-installation and the new gateway only supports RJ11 interface.
Online chat with AT&T rep and they all mentioned most gateways only support RJ11.
In order to connect to RJ11 interface and avoid to rewire phone line, I would like to find a simple way to convert Coax to RJ11.
Is it doable?
Do you have any clue or solution that I can directly convert Coax to RJ11?
12-19-2012 09:44:20 AM
I'd suggest doing a home run from the NID to the room where your modem will be instead.
12-19-2012 09:54:42 AM - edited 12-19-2012 09:57:18 AM
kangchihlai - OK. Sounds like att selected the RJ-11 connector over telephone wire as the most common available. You had a previous cable installation, but no phone installation.
I believe I used to see installers applying various devices to match impedance to allow them to use existing wiring. Since it is so unusual it may be hard to find & even more difficult to get right.
I am ending up at the same place as bauwls - run a new wire. Consider relocating the modem to a more convenient place & using wirelss to get to the computer.
12-19-2012 10:04:15 AM
Thanks for the info, bauwls
I did try one commercial coax to rj11 adapter but did not work.
Maybe that is what you mentioned special compressions from AT&T.
Where can I get a proper adapter for this ?
Thanks for your suggestion also but to do a home run from the NID is difficult and that still requires rewire cable.
Is any way I can simply convert it inside the room?
12-19-2012 10:16:30 AM - edited 12-19-2012 10:29:19 AM
These are the coax connectors that ATT uses, made by Holland: http://www.hollandelectronics.com/catalog/catalog.
What I'm trying to look for is a RG-6 to RJ-11 connector. There are a few prem/I&R techs that browse this board. Hopefully they spot this thread.
12-19-2012 11:01:53 AM