Coaxial lead for a the phone socket

  Spr 22:20 12 Jun 07
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I bought my grandson a “Motorola Surfboard sb5100i Cable Modem” for his Xbox 360, but now he tells me it needs a Coaxial lead for a the phone socket, I’ve got no idea what it is, can anyone help

  Strawballs 22:26 12 Jun 07

Never heard of a coaxial for the phone socket I thought they were Telly and Cable type of cable.

  Stuartli 22:32 12 Jun 07

Coaxial cable is used for TV aerial connections - it's most likely you require a standard Ethernet cable to connect to the BT Master Socket (via an ADSL filter/splitter?)

  Stuartli 22:34 12 Jun 07

That should be RJ11 cable deom the modem to the ADSL filter - the Ethernet cable is to the computer system.

  Stuartli 22:39 12 Jun 07

Unlikely a cable modem would work with ADSL...:-)

  ambra4 02:54 15 Jun 07

A cable modem have no phone socket only a cable connection and a Ethernet socket which goes to a hub, PC, router, ect. just use a Cat5 Ethernet cable and connect to Xbox

  wiz-king 05:21 15 Jun 07

The modem you bought will only connect to cable not to the telephone. if yo need a coax lead to go from the modem to the 'master box' the cable company have fitted try Maplin click here you will need a cable with type F conections

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