07:44PM | 04/02/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
In the network box there is plug and just.

Remove the plug and plug a working phone into it. If it works then the phone company side of the wiring is OK.

If it doesn't then it is a phone company problem.


12:09AM | 04/03/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
MomsHelper -- if you actually want Mom to get all the speed that she's paying for on the DSL line, you really should do some wiring.

But forget about those old 4-wire cables running around the house, and the switched-over pairs in them. Just use them for regular phone service.

Run a new cable from the box on the side of the house to the computer location. This cable should be at least CAT-3 -- but I'd suggest CAT-5, since that is almost as cheap nowadays.

Then have the phone company install a 'splitter' where the line comes into the house, one side going to the new CAT cable to the computer, and the other connected to the old 4-wire cables to the regular phones. This replaces for having a DSL filter on each phone outlet in the house, and the phone company should substitute it at no extra cost.

Don't try to use that old phone wiring for your DSL signal. You will probably lose 1/3 to 1/2 of the signal the phone company sells you in that last 40 feet of tangled old wiring.


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