Broadband modem and surge protector

  [DELETED] 17:18 06 Sep 2003

I am going on broadband on wednesday and after reading the recent thread on surge protectors made me wonder how I am going to connect modem to my surge protector. It has a phone socket but it's fot the normal BT phone socket.

Is there any way around this or have I missed something really obvious!



  graham√ 17:28 06 Sep 2003

Easy! Connect the surge protector to the phone socket, the modem to the surge protector.

  [DELETED] 17:31 06 Sep 2003

No, you have not missed anything obvious, just that you will need to buy a surge protector with RJ11 inputs/outputs. B&Q are selling 8 way protectors with RJ11, BT and Coax (TV) sockets for £30.00 or so. you may need to buy additional leads though.

  [DELETED] 17:33 06 Sep 2003

The socket on the surge protector is for the normal BT line, The modem has a RJ11 socket so it wont fit

  graham√ 17:40 06 Sep 2003

Sorry, plug an ADSL filter into the surge protector, then plug the modem into the filter. You can get an adaptor to do the same job.

  [DELETED] 17:45 06 Sep 2003

Thanks guys - problem sorted

  [DELETED] 17:50 06 Sep 2003

Disagree - I have just brought one!!!

  [DELETED] 17:59 06 Sep 2003

Smiffy99, Must admit, your is the best option and the one I took as well. The fewer connections the better, and using adaptors tends to interfere with connections at times, also trying to fit 2 adaptors into a standard Power socket with the phone sockets is a tight fit. j.

  spuds 18:24 06 Sep 2003

Surge protecter with modem socket for £11.49 click here Quote code D12394-72. It comes with a £3000 insurance warranty. Great purchase, just bought one, and now ordered another.

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