I just installed an outdoor DSL splitter next to the phone NIB, made all the necessary connections, installed a new CAT5e line, installed a phone jack (for the router) but still get no dial tone at the new jack. Phone still works. I am wondering if my understanding of how to do the connection is correct.
The splitter I have contains NETWORK, VOICE and DATA connections. Are my assumptions correct below?
1- I connect the NIB to NETWORK in the splitter
2- I connect the phone line to VOICE in the splitter
3- I connect the new CAT5e line to DATA in the splitter
4- I connect the CAT5e to the phone jack
After this though, I guess I still have some questions:
A- Two wires are connected to DATA, yet the new phone jack expects 6 connections. Is this OK?
B- It seems that I could be grabbing the wrong line that I connecting to VOICE (I believe that I could be grabbing the alarm system, which has not worked in quite a while, verification still pending). But in this case, the phone line is connected inside the NIB in a way that I do not understand the layout. I wish I can add a pix of the NIB.
Any help is greatly appreciated... Many thanks.