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Topic # 171793 1-May-2015 11:05
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We built the house in 2009 and it was wired for land line in two-wire configuration.

We went with naked DSL and VOIP phone. The house was reconfigured to move the start point into the office - the electrician pulled an extra wire from the house entry point into the office and all the BT wall sockets (except the first) were replaced with data jacks. In the office we have a double phone jack. The "inwards" is a BT jack for naked DSL and the modem was plugged into that. The phone then came from the modem into the other jack (handset plug into the data socket) for distribution to the rest of the house in a daisy chain. Handset plugs were used in the data jacks for each phone.

The VOIP phone has become unusable due to congestion on the broadband, so we are reverting to land line. I have put the BT jack points back in the walls. Each of the wall sockets has two wires connected, I suppose in and out. In the office, there is one wire coming to the "in" jack and two leaving the "out" jack. It all works if I use a BT extension cable - BT plug on each end - to bridge between the "in" jack and the "out" jack in the office.

I want to replace the cable hanging from the wall with a bridge in the wall. I have tried white to white and blue to blue between the two plugs but it doesn't work.

What should I do?

Thank you for any help you can give.

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  Reply # 1294905 1-May-2015 11:10
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Maybe I'm reading that wrong, but what you are trying should work.

when you punch down the new wire don't put it in the same slot as the existing one, just use a spare slot on the same side of the plug. (they are all connected)

I suspect you may have had a bad connection

again.. if I understand you correctly






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  Reply # 1294920 1-May-2015 11:24
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Thanks for your reply Matthew. I used the multimeter to show there was a connection across each bridging wire. Hence my confusion.

The BT sockets have four slots. Two are labelled "White Wire 1" and two are labelled "Colour Wire 2". I used the tool to push the wires into empty slots.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1295926 2-May-2015 21:55
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Update. Matthew was right. My use-once plastic tool was worn out after a dozen or more uses and wasn't pushing the wire in. Contact was made but turning the socket in the faceplate disconnected the wire. When the wires are pushed in properly it works.

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  Reply # 1297621 4-May-2015 13:11
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NoVOIPhone: Update. Matthew was right. My use-once plastic tool was worn out after a dozen or more uses and wasn't pushing the wire in. Contact was made but turning the socket in the faceplate disconnected the wire. When the wires are pushed in properly it works.


You can buy the "real"? "Krone Clone" tools quite cheaply now. If you are are going to do any more wiring or have any problems at all with what you have done it would pay to get one.

Glad you sorted it out






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  Reply # 1297630 4-May-2015 13:33
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Yes, I have bought one already. Sometime I'll open it up again and push the wires in properly. I used a tiny screwdriver to get things going.

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