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Topic # 180751 20-Sep-2015 22:15
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Hi there:  Just gone RBI with Farmside.  So far so good.  This device comes with a standard phone outlet that allows one to plug a standard phone in and make and receive calls.  Wondering if it is possible to somehow connect the device back into the phone jack and allow other phones in the house to operate normally.  I would expect that the only thing that needs doing would be to disconnect the master socket from the external copper.

Is this possible and has anyone tried this?

Thanks
Scott

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  Reply # 1390827 21-Sep-2015 00:06
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This is the standard installation with Voice over Fibre where the household phone loop is wired into a socket which is in term connected to either the ONT or Router. If you're going to do this all you need to really do is disconnect the Chorus line going into your house at the ETP and grab a few termination gel caps to protect the line from moisture (normally referred as Scotchlok's). If there are some Chorus techs hanging around you can normally ask them really nicely and they'll hand you some.

From here, feed the router's phone port into the household wiring and you should be go.




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  Reply # 1391569 21-Sep-2015 22:28
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So the gel caps are to protect the naked wires coming in from the road?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1391586 21-Sep-2015 23:22
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midhurst: So the gel caps are to protect the naked wires coming in from the road?

No, to protect your internal phone loop from leakage due to corrosion and moisture.

In 2006 I snipped my landline as described above and didn't bother putting the gel caps on.  A couple of years ago the local phone loop stopped working due to leakage.  We have cordless phones now and no Sky decoder so it doesn't matter but in hindsight I should have put gel caps on the severed wires.  Don't worry about the Chorus wires as they will have the jumpers removed at the exchange anyway.







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  Reply # 1424636 10-Nov-2015 19:24
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Thanks for the help people.  Don't know why the provider doesn't just tell us when they do the install :-)

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