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What ISP's use RJ45?

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I couldn't decide if this thread belonged here, or in the hardware part of networking.

Basically I wonder what ISP's run off of rj45. I know my grandma in indiana has atnt and has rj45 in her routers WAN port.
The house I live in is about 2 years old now, but even tho inside the house has cable wires, there are only rj45 wires going outside the house. We also have atnt tv n internet.

I just wonder if there are any, if at all, other isp's that use rj45, in case we need to switch or something, or desire a faster speed.
(I would think it is weird you buy a "new" house and its locked to one isp)(I would one day like to move to a area where there is google fiber biggrin.gif)

Thanks,
Higgins909
post #2 of 5
rj45 is just the connector used for copper lines. You are probably limited by your isp's network and not the copper backbone in the house.

"RJ45 may refer to: RJ45 (telecommunications), a connector standardized as the 8P8C modular connector (and the similar RJ45S with a keyed 8P2C) RJ45 (computers), an unkeyed 8P8C modular connector used for Ethernet computer network cables (incorrectly referred to as RJ45)"
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any of the " telephone land line " based providers that still use twisted pairs , ( AT&T ) ,
and that's possibly not rj45 ( cat5 ~ 6 ) outside , count the # of conductors in the connector ,
rj11 = 4 , rj12 = 6 , rj45 has 8 .. the physical size of the connector is larger also .

you are not locked into one provider ,
if you decide to go cable they will run a new line ( coax ) to your house ( within a reasonable distance ) ,
unless of course you live 500 yards from the road . then you can wave goodbye to a " free " install .
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Sadly this is the best pic I could find...

I'm 100% sure we are using the red port and that it is a rj-45 connector. When we first moved in, there was a part of our house that had 2 cat something cables going to the outside. One is for internet and another for the security system. Atnt came and put this power box thing in the house and also installed some sort of box on the outside where the cables were. All we have is this router, which is also the modem.
Motorolla NVG589. which powers a LAN dvr then a wifi thing for wifi dvr, directly from the yellow ports, then one yellow port for a switch that runs throughout the house.

We were originally going to go with I think it was maybe dish, but they said they don't serve the area pretty much. But yeah, If I remember right, there is no "cable" cable leading to the outside of the house. Maybe only work if you some sort of antenna in the attic (that's where all this stuff is)

I've heard atnt is fiber optics, maybe that box outside converts the rj45 to fiber?
post #5 of 5
Where I live, all the houses have RJ12 jacks in the wall (phone), which you plug into the modem (and then if it's not
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Sadly this is the best pic I could find...

I'm 100% sure we are using the red port and that it is a rj-45 connector. When we first moved in, there was a part of our house that had 2 cat something cables going to the outside. One is for internet and another for the security system. Atnt came and put this power box thing in the house and also installed some sort of box on the outside where the cables were. All we have is this router, which is also the modem.
Motorolla NVG589. which powers a LAN dvr then a wifi thing for wifi dvr, directly from the yellow ports, then one yellow port for a switch that runs throughout the house.

We were originally going to go with I think it was maybe dish, but they said they don't serve the area pretty much. But yeah, If I remember right, there is no "cable" cable leading to the outside of the house. Maybe only work if you some sort of antenna in the attic (that's where all this stuff is)

I've heard atnt is fiber optics, maybe that box outside converts the rj45 to fiber?

In Australia at least it's the same, fibre comes into a box outside the house with a terminator and a router with cat6 going into the house for the ports. All ISPs just sell a service, but one company installs the boxes, so all are the same.
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