I've got what seems (to me) to be a weird phone wiring setup here, and I wanted to check with you guys before I go install a splitter into the mix.
At present, the phone cable from the street comes inside and then the pair is immediately split off into three pairs (in parallel) for the three phone jacks we have here. One of the jacks has a capacitor in it, the other two do not.
There's no demarcation box or anything. Near where the cables split there is a box with the post office logo on it with a blank faceplate, and inside there's a capacitor, but it's not being used.
I guess the place to install the splitter is where the pair from the street currently splits into three. The phone jack I'm going to be using for the modem is one of the ones that does not have a capacitor on it.
Do I need to replace the phone jack with a different one that has a capacitor, or will it be fine? And should I be worried that there's no demarcation box?
Thanks for your help.