Setting up a VAXstation
RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 01:11:54 CDT 2007
My view is that if you have spent little or nothing on the computer. Then a few pounds on a cable is a good investment. If you do not have experience in making up cables then don't waste time learning for a small number.
From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Pete Edwards
Sent: 03 October 2007 14:34
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Setting up a VAXstation
> > here, folks. I'm not going to spend £20 or £30 on getting or making
> > a cable for a 99p computer!
> Ah, that's right - you're in the UK so the telephone cables won't be
> the same. Actually, you _might_ be able to take an Ethernet cable,
> file off the clip and file both sides to make it fit. If you can keep
> the pins centered properly after filing, it should work.
There's plenty of telephone kit in the UK that does use RJ11, look on answering machines and especially external modems - they nearly always came with an RJ11-BT adaptor cable.
A lot of modern laptop internal modems seem to have RJ11 sockets too.
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