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#115285 20-Mar-2013 13:20
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Hello,

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.

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  #784421 20-Mar-2013 13:25
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Doing a search on Geekzone " installing a splitter " brings back a few threads on this subject already, Might be best to review these threads first as they could help you

John



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  #784423 20-Mar-2013 13:28
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Thanks for the suggestion - I've done that, but after reading a dozen or so I didn't find any that answered my question above.

 
 
 
 


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  #784430 20-Mar-2013 13:42
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mogest: Hello,


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.



How does the line come into the house, underground or aerial? If it's aerial and there isn't a box on the bargeboard or eaves then it's likely that one will be put there if any work is done on the drop lead.

The point that the incoming line //s off into 3 is the logical place for the splitter.

Only old phones need the capacitor in jacks, new jacks don't have them.



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  #784433 20-Mar-2013 13:47
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It comes in from underground - I can follow the cable all the way from the pipe it comes out of to where it splits off, and there's no box.  I guess that doesn't matter too much?

Anyway, no capacitor required means I can go ahead and install it as is.  Thanks for your reply!

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