First post - apologies if I haven't put this in the right place. This forum seems like a very knowledgable place, and a good place to start for what I'm asking about.
I recently moved into a unit (one of two) and signed up for naked DSL with FYX. Everything was going spiffingly until the connection dropped out this time last week (Monday afternoon).
I hadn't changed anything at home, the setup was completely untouched. So I rang the ISP who told me that apparently the service is getting to my address, and there weren't any problems from their end. But they tried 'refreshing the ports' or something anyway, which had no effect. So they logged a fault with Chorus who apparently did pretty much the exact same thing.
Now I'm beginning to wonder if it's something gone wacky at home, even though I hadn't touched a thing. So I borrowed another modem/router off a friend, and the DSL wasn't getting to that either (the DSL indicator LED did not light up). I tried a filter and another cable, to no effect. I tried the other 2 jack points in the house, to no effect.
I found the demarcation box inside a cupboard attached to the house - it looks like the box mentioned in the OP of this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=102654.
I would like to verify that I'm getting some sort of DSL signal there. How do I go about doing this? What signals do I want to see on a multimeter? (Maybe the ISP has already verified that I am getting a signal by using the 'test terminator'?)
Is there a way I can connect my router directly to this box, to bypass the potentially faulty internal wiring?
Thanks for your help :)