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Weird cable in a student dorm

I found it! Well, at least I found the connector I was thinking of. Have a look: http://www.deltec.de/kupfer-technik.html?file=tl_files/bilder/Katalogseiten/katalog-2014-seite-66.pdf

 

based on my subsequent searches based on the words in this PDF, I'm fairly certain it is only used in Germany, and I have no idea how widespread its use is.

 

EDIT: As far as I can tell, the way it's supposed to work is the bottom two squares (red and green) are for ethernet, the upper left square is phone, and the upper right square is video.

 

EDIT2: I found an English brochure http://www.vemco.pl/upload/LEONI_Kerpen/Katalog/2009/2009_LEONI-Kerpen_HomeNet.pdf

 

EDIT3: I found a similar (same?) connector called EC7: PDF

 

EDIT4: It looks like this is the type of patch cable you need: http://db.leoni-kerpen.com/Datacom/lib/MegaLineNet/PREMIUM/ELine_1200_EC7/pk_e.htm

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

at a friend's house, I noticed that her ethernet cable is so broken it'll only register in one orientation. That's obviously extremely annoying, so I gave her an ethernet cable I still had lying around... it fits in her laptop just fine, but not in the wall, for there the cable already there has this connector (see picture)

 

I've never seen that before. So... what IS this, and where can I get one for as cheap as possible?

 

(Obviously we'll also ask the facility management, as the cable seems to be provided with the flat)

 

Cheers,

John

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, BB_Rodriguez said:

Well will this Cable fit in her Pc because that doesn't look like Standard

 

I should make that clearer. This is the cable that's already there, and this is the end that goes into the wall socket. The other end is RJ45. 

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I honestly don't know but from the looks of it maybe it is a futuristic optical type connection

 

 

Edit: if it is just a cable its prob not optical 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, BB_Rodriguez said:

Get yourself an Adapter

I would. But for that I'd need to know what connector this is...

 

Unless you mean one of those female-female RJ45s. Got one of those, and that'll probably work. I'm just really curious.

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1 minute ago, German_John said:

I would. But for that I'd need to know what connector this is...

 

Unless you mean one of those female-female RJ45s. Got one of those, and that'll probably work. I'm just really curious.

can you show other angles of the cable?

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14 minutes ago, German_John said:

Hey guys,

 

at a friend's house, I noticed that her ethernet cable is so broken it'll only register in one orientation. That's obviously extremely annoying, so I gave her an ethernet cable I still had lying around... it fits in her laptop just fine, but not in the wall, for there the cable already there has this connector (see picture)

 

I've never seen that before. So... what IS this, and where can I get one for as cheap as possible?

 

(Obviously we'll also ask the facility management, as the cable seems to be provided with the flat)

 

Cheers,

John

 

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THAT MY FRIEND IS PURE FIBER!  GIVE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME!


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6 minutes ago, German_John said:

I would. But for that I'd need to know what connector this is...

 

Unless you mean one of those female-female RJ45s. Got one of those, and that'll probably work. I'm just really curious.

Can i see a picture from the front of the connector.

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4 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

THAT MY FRIEND IS PURE FIBER!  GIVE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME!

...what? :D 

 

2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Can i see a picture from the front of the connector.

7 minutes ago, Lord_Doge said:

can you show other angles of the cable?

She'll do that later, she's working right now. ^^ 

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5 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

THAT MY FRIEND IS PURE FIBER!  GIVE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME!

r u sur m8?

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3 minutes ago, Lord_Doge said:

r u sur m8?

I'm about 90% sure it is a pure fiber to fiber connection.  Now considering it is on a campus I could only imagine that it is AWFULLY throttled and monitored...  So I don't know if I'd use it for much myself just based off that.  But it is in fact either a fiber connection or it is a AWFULLY close piece of proprietary equipment.


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1 minute ago, JefferyD90 said:

I'm about 90% sure it is a pure fiber to fiber connection.  Now considering it is on a campus I could only imagine that it is AWFULLY throttled and monitored...  So I don't know if I'd use it for much myself just based off that.  But it is in fact either a fiber connection or it is a AWFULLY close piece of proprietary equipment.

do they have cables that go straight from fiber to ethernet? i thought some conversion had to go on

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7 minutes ago, German_John said:

...what? :D 

 

She'll do that later, she's working right now. ^^ 

http://www.fiber-optic-components.com/category/fiber-optic-connector-2

 

It is a bit beefier than a "typical" looking one... but boy oh boy it looks VERY similar.


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2 minutes ago, German_John said:

Yeah, I've thought so as well... possibly a proprietary cisco thing. In which case I'd be sol :D I'll still wait for further pics, but thanks!

What you would need is one of these:

 

https://amzn.com/B003AVRLZI


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28 minutes ago, Lord_Doge said:

that doesn't look like it would work at all

I did say it looked a bit proprietary didn't I?

 

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seeing as a reverse image search on google found nothing i have no idea. i do not however think thats a fiber connection youve got there, thats a property connector for normal ethernet most likely


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Can i see a picture from the front of the connector.

2 hours ago, Lord_Doge said:

can you show other angles of the cable?

There you go

 

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Never seen that before... but you could chop the RJ45 off and install a new one if that end is what is giving you the trouble.

 

Its most likely a proprietary connector, not fiber, as I doubt they would be able to cram a media converter into the boot of that connector. There isn't a box between that connector and the RJ45 right?

 

If the wall socket has copper pins protruding from it, I'm certain its a proprietary 10/100 connector.

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8 minutes ago, Scheer said:

Never seen that before... but you could chop the RJ45 off and install a new one if that end is what is giving you the trouble.

 

Its most likely a proprietary connector, not fiber, as I doubt they would be able to cram a media converter into the boot of that connector. There isn't a box between that connector and the RJ45 right?

 

If the wall socket has copper pins protruding from it, I'm certain its a proprietary 10/100 connector.

No, it's just a cable. I couldn't put an RJ45 on there, because I need to plug it into the wall socket. 

 

Anyway, thanks guys... I'll ask IT tomorrow (they provide the connection, they'll know), and maybe if they give out those cables for free to students who live there. If not, I'll just fumble somthing together with RJ45 extensions. ^^

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I've seen this hold on I have to go google to remember what it's called.

 

EDIT: I searched for almost an hour but I just can't find it nor remember what it's called. Here's what I can remember about this connector:

  • It is a proposed alternative to ethernet
  • it's mostly used in businesses and other semi-public locations to limit who is able to plug in, providing a little bit of network security
  • I have a vague memory that it is/was more common in Europe
  • I think it has some ability to carry video or telephone signals on the same cable, which was supposed to be a selling point for installing it in homes. 
  • I know this is a copper cable, not optical.

I will be very interested in finding out what the name of this connector is, if they'll tell you.


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I found it! Well, at least I found the connector I was thinking of. Have a look: http://www.deltec.de/kupfer-technik.html?file=tl_files/bilder/Katalogseiten/katalog-2014-seite-66.pdf

 

based on my subsequent searches based on the words in this PDF, I'm fairly certain it is only used in Germany, and I have no idea how widespread its use is.

 

EDIT: As far as I can tell, the way it's supposed to work is the bottom two squares (red and green) are for ethernet, the upper left square is phone, and the upper right square is video.

 

EDIT2: I found an English brochure http://www.vemco.pl/upload/LEONI_Kerpen/Katalog/2009/2009_LEONI-Kerpen_HomeNet.pdf

 

EDIT3: I found a similar (same?) connector called EC7: PDF

 

EDIT4: It looks like this is the type of patch cable you need: http://db.leoni-kerpen.com/Datacom/lib/MegaLineNet/PREMIUM/ELine_1200_EC7/pk_e.htm


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4 hours ago, German_John said:

There you go

 

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That is definitely not a fiber connection

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