[SpamCop-Geeks] Re: Verizon DSL
eddie at eddie.web
Tue Apr 19 15:05:24 EDT 2005
On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 13:37:59 -0400, eddie scratched out the following:
OK, I have to make a faux RJ11 to RJ45 adapter in order to get the Verizon
modem to work. My "professional" DSL install uses RJ45; Verizon uses RJ11,
which is what most naive user would have.
My question is does the polarity matter on a Verizon modem? I have cut a
LAN cable and will attach an RJ11 to the end I cut off. I know which two
wires have the DSL signal, and on the old speakeasy modem I have the
polarity doesn't matter. I assume the new modem will be the same, but I do
know that on some telephones, the polarity does matter, so it's a small
possibility that the Verizon modem will only work with one polarity.
I phoned Verizon DSL support, but they are clueless. I finally found
one tech who knew the difference between RJ11 and RJ45. He actually dug up
a modem and told me that there was no RJ45 input - only the LAN output.
The input is RJ11.
I don't have the modem yet. It's in the mail.
They are also telling me about some software on a CD that I have to load.
Geez, what for? It comes with free MSN pro, so maybe that's all it is. I
certainly hope I don't have to install some wacko software to get
Verizon's DSL to work. Maybe it's only for initiating the connection and
establishing the account.
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