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Can I use telephone jack for audio input and ouptut
October 12, 2017
November 24, 2022
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Your laptop has a 56 KB modem. The RJ-11 jack you see plugs into a standard telephone jack but is designed to only convert inaudible digital computer signals to analogue (audible) sounds.
NO you can’t use it as a speaker, microphone or anything remotely similar. Your laptop does have USB 2.0 ports though which can be used to connect speakers and other devices.
As another poster mentioned your laptop also has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack which is nicely rated at 10/100/1000 Mbps which is very advanced for your year of laptop.
Interestingly your laptop was listed as running Windows Vista AND Linux Suse.