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Want to get a wired internet conenction unsure what cable I need

Im trying to connect my laptop to the wired connection in my uni room but my ethernet cable doesn't fit into this portIMG_1376.jpg

What cable do I need?
Get your laptops manual/specification out, look at the ethernet connection input.

Typically most PCs use RJ45 connection, but you’ll have to check
Original post by ZKB12
Im trying to connect my laptop to the wired connection in my uni room but my ethernet cable doesn't fit into this portIMG_1376.jpg

What cable do I need?


That looks like a bt 431a sort of. That is normally on Openreach ports to connect to the router.

Are you sure you don't have to pay for your internet and/or have your own router?

For example this: https://james-batchelor.com/index.php/2020/10/24/my-fttp-journey/


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Im currently on hospital on site accommodation. We have been given a username and password to connect to "optify" which I assume is some sort of enterprise commercial network.

I think you are right. I want a travel router so I can create my own network to connect my speakers, smart lights and fan. Would an adapter such as this and a travel router be enough?

https://cpc.farnell.com/kauden/bk4507/line-adaptor-bt431a-plug-rj45/dp/CS31560
Original post by High Aimer
That looks like a bt 431a sort of. That is normally on Openreach ports to connect to the router.

Are you sure you don't have to pay for your internet and/or have your own router?

For example this: https://james-batchelor.com/index.php/2020/10/24/my-fttp-journey/


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Original post by ZKB12
Im currently on hospital on site accommodation. We have been given a username and password to connect to "optify" which I assume is some sort of enterprise commercial network.

I think you are right. I want a travel router so I can create my own network to connect my speakers, smart lights and fan. Would an adapter such as this and a travel router be enough?

https://cpc.farnell.com/kauden/bk4507/line-adaptor-bt431a-plug-rj45/dp/CS31560


What do you mean by your on "Hospital on side accommodation"?

So you have been given a username and password to connect to the network, which is the accommodation I am guessing is the provider for the Internet. I am guessing it is a personal username and password which is something that is not everyone would use.

This looks like their website: https://www.optifyyourworld.com/

But you have to be very careful with what you do. Because the ISP has its own conditions and may not allow you to have your own router or anything but for example may allow you to have your own access point which acts as a strength increaser.

However, if it is okay. I would recommend getting a switch network which, will allow you to hook up multiple ethernet ports. I am not particularly sure if the adaptor will work and will allow the internet to get enabled. But I am guessing if it does you will need a router to connect to that ethernet port as smart devices on halls networks can be buggy as halls wifi requires a certain password or username once you have already connected, but with your own router, you should be fine as you just need the wifi and password for that.

You will just have to try it and see if it works.

Best of Luck!

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