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Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

Which type of ethernet cable should I buy to my new Smart Hub 2? Just says "Cable with grey end..."s and none of my old yellow cables seem to fit

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Re: Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

ethernet cable fitting is standard  probably cat6 cable



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Re: Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

Thank you. Is it RJ11? Or RJ45?

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Re: Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

If you mean the grey DSL cable that you connect to the master socket rather than Ethernet, it is an RJ11 - RJ11 cable.

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Re: Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

if it is cable from hub to phone socket then rj11 but if ethernet then rj45



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Re: Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

It is from phone socket to Smart Hub so I guess RJ11. Many thanks for your help! Quite cross that BT didn't include the cable in the delivery or at least pointed out which cable to buy... 😞
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Re: Cable to BT Smart Hub 2

annica,

How many sockets are there on your 'phone socket? Is it just one, or is it 2, of different shapes?

If just one (like mine), it's apparently *very old*, and I think you have to plug an ADSL filter into it. Out of the ADSL filter there'll be 2 sockets, of different shapes, one called "telephone" and one called "ADSL" (or similar).

If 2, one goes to your Hub, and one goes to your 'phone (if you're using a landline telephone).

I think "RJ11" and "RJ45" refer to the shapes of the little plugs on the ends of the cable, and "CAT5", "CAT6", etc, refer to the quality of the cable.

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