For single line use you can swap an outlet with an RJ11 or just plug in a
standard phone cord. Some folks say that using a standard phone cord in an RJ45
jack will eventually bend the outer pairs of wires in the jack. I've tried it
(too lazy to swap out the jack at the time) and it worked for several years with
no ill effects.
Robert L Bass
Bass Home Electronics
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: Okay, this probably sounds like a dumb question...
: My new home has structured wiring with each room having two to four cat-5
: runs. They are all wired to RJ45 modular jacks, with the intent that one is
: for data, and one is for phone. How do I connect a standard phone plug
: (RJ11) to these? Do I need to replace one of the RJ45's with an RJ11 jack?
: Will the RJ11 plug fit properly into an RJ45 jack? I've seen converters
: that break out an RJ45 to 4 RJ11's, but I don't want that ugly thing*
: from the wall. Most phones will not use 4 CO lines, with the exception of
: my office phone (2 office lines, 1 home line, 1 fax line).