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bob

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Internet and Ethernet Switches
« on: September 11, 2005, 02:46:15 PM »

I am looking for 3 different remote
switches that I can remotely control by a
Hand-Held Remote Control [Universal
controller and/or a Key Chain Remote], a
Stationary Controller, and/or a Computer
Interface, the following functions:



-          Connect and Disconnect a phone
line between the wall and a phone or other
phone compatible device.

-          Connect and Disconnect an
Ethernet cable between a DSL or Cable Modem
and a PC or Network.

-          Connect and Disconnect a
electrical appliances such as an TV, Stereo



Can anyone help me find them?

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Noam

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Re: Internet and Ethernet Switches
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 09:30:50 AM »

I haven't seen exactly what you are looking
for, but I have ideas for each:
1. Phone: run one of the phone wires through
a resistor, activated by a Universal module.
When you turn the module on, the phone wires
are connected. When you turn it off, they
are disconnected.
2. Ethernet: use a small switch, and plug
the power adapter into an Appliance Module.
Whe you turn off the module, the switch
loses power, and the connection is broken.
3. Small appliances: use an appliance
module. When you turn off the module, the
appliance loses power. Of course, this only
works for appliances that will turn on and
off when you plug them in and unplug them.
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roger1818

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Re: Internet and Ethernet Switches
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005, 02:27:30 PM »

Noam:  I am not sure why you suggested
using a resistor for solution #1.  I was
going to suggest putting the Universal
Module in series with the phone.

For solution #3, I donít think he cares if
the appliance comes on when the module
turns on.  I think he only wants to be able
to disable the use of the appliance.
Either an Appliance or a wall socket module
would work for this.
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Noam

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Re: Internet and Ethernet Switches
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005, 04:18:28 PM »

Sorry. I was a little tired this morning. I
meant to use a relay, not a resistor. I
don't know if connecting the phone line
directly through the Universal Module would
mess up the phone at all, that's why I
suggested the relay, to isolate the phone
line.
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roger1818

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Re: Internet and Ethernet Switches
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005, 05:10:47 PM »

Noam:  I believe the output of the
Universal Module are the contacts of a
Relay so using it shouldn't have any
significant effects on the voice quality.
Things might be a bit different if it is a
data line though.
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