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I have a modem that uses COAX as the data line, recently I changed the provider and they said that the internet is ready. They provided a DSL modem that uses phone jack.

Can I cut the coax and connect the inner copper and the shield to phone cable and plug it into new modem?

In the first picture is the back of old modem that uses the coax connection. Then there is a kind of splitter box from new modem, next picture is the manual of the new modem but there is nothing about a coax cable.

Any ideas?

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Who gave -1 ? be brave and reason. Whats wrong with my question? you people piss me off! –  Sean87 Apr 30 '13 at 15:15
I wasn't the person who issued the downvote but the question seems to have not been researched. There are hundreds of articles explaining the difference between cable internet and DSL/ADSL based internet. –  Ramhound Apr 30 '13 at 15:43

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The coax is likely a cable modem. Cablr modems talk DOCSIS, not DSL, so it would not work. I am sure they are electrically incompatible as well (i.e., I do believe cable modems and DSL work on different voltages, impedances, etc.)

What the DSL provider should have done in addition to providing you a DSL box is give you a number of filters. You need to put one on eaxh jack EXCEPT the one you want to connect the DSL box to. You'll actually hear the DSL over the landline phone if you pick up a phone not connected to a filter. Looks like from the picture that the splitter you have has a filter on one jack. You can connect a landline phone to the filtered jack and the DSL modem on the unfiltered jack. In this way your landline phone and DSL modem can share a single wall jack.

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