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#147427 18-Jun-2014 22:31
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So currently I have 3 phone sockets in the house, with 2 phones, one each on socket A and B. When someone calls, both phone rings and I can pick up either. I want to replicate this when I switch to naked DSL+VoIP.

The house is old so there's no demarc. Master filter is installed at socket A. There are three sets of wires inside socket A.
First set is a black and a white wire. They are connected to the orange and white wire of the master filter.
Second set is a cable containing 6 wires. Two wires are connected to the blue and white wire of the master filter. Two wires are connected to socket A. Two wires are not connected.
Third set is also a cable containing 6 wires. All six are connected to socket A.

Finally, the DSL modem socket is connected to the green and white wires of the filter.

I plan to place the ATA at socket A.

So can I plug both the ATA and a phone into socket A using a double adaptor, therefore making socket B connected to it too? Which wires should I cut to disconnect the outside line?

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  #1068962 19-Jun-2014 03:29
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The house is old so there's no demarc. Master filter is installed at socket A. There are three sets of wires inside socket A.
First set is a black and a white wire. They are connected to the orange and white wire of the master filter. Incomeing line



Second set is a cable containing 6 wires. Two wires are connected to the blue and white wire of the master filter. Two wires are connected to socket A. Two wires are not connected.
Suspect this is phone side of master filter away to an alarm ? and then back to feed the jackpoint. - the wires that connect back to the jackpoint could be disconected and capped to isolate the rest of the house wireing from the incoming line. Then make it relatively easy to reconfigure back again if required.

Third set is also a cable containing 6 wires. All six are connected to socket A. This probably the cable on feeding the other jackpoints- this should be only 2 wires connected now (usualy the red & white) the rest dont need to be terminated @ either end - the terminating of all pairs was common pratice in the 80s but can cause imbalances on the line (and if you didnt have a master filter would cause problems for xDSL)



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  #1069187 19-Jun-2014 12:51
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Thanks. Yes we do have an alarm (not using the monitoring feature now). How should I cap the wires I disconnect?

 
 
 
 


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  #1069226 19-Jun-2014 13:56
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DarkShadow: Thanks. Yes we do have an alarm (not using the monitoring feature now). How should I cap the wires I disconnect?

 

If you leave the alarm connected, you may be able to get it monitored over VoIP.  I went into our roofspace, cut the incoming chorus line and patched the side going to the road, and the side going into the house, into separate jacks in our patch panel.  Plugged the Orcon VoIP thingy into the jack going to the house wiring (complete with master filter from previous inhabitants) and our monitored alarm works fine.



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  #1087815 12-Jul-2014 18:01
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Ended up snipping the blue/white wires of the filter, because it is long and so would be easier to reconnect in the future if needed. Works perfectly.

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