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Old 01-21-2004, 08:43 AM   #1
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Phone (ADSL) Line Wiring Question


Not sure if this is appropriate here or not, but I'll try. My DSL service starts Jan 26, but I've got some infrastructure issues to deal with first. The guy that built and lived in my house before I bought it did his own phone wiring and it shows. I've got line going every which way and done very unprofessionally.

I'd like to set up a expandable system using a connection (distribution) block system. With this system, I won't have to daisy chain everyting together making my system a little more flexible and reliable.

I'm trying to find out what connecting block would be appropriate for this? I currently have 1 line with 4 phone jacks, but will be adding 2 more jacks, including my DSL line on the other side of the house from the D-MARC. When I go online to look, I see too many options that are really confusing to the residential wiring newbie. Any body have any idea or can anyone tell me the basics so I can make a decently educated decision?

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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Looks like you are going to use your home wiring for carrying Ethernet? Your cable will have to be home run from jack to your distro point (aka the hub). So if you are okay with stringing all new wiring then simply use CAT5 or better and you can use a patch panel or a modfied 66 block with rj45 jacks on the side(around 70 bucks).
My recommendation would be to use a Wireless set up. It may be pricey but it will be infinitely more flexible than cable.

Here is a link to siemon with a modified 66block that also has modular plugs for connecting a hub to station cable.
http://www.siemon.com/e-catalog/imag...-128LR-wht.jpg

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Old 01-21-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I've done a little more research and it looks like I just need to get a central DSL filter\splitter. That should isolate the data and voice to eliminate the microfilters on each phone. Even though the phone lines looks like a pile of worms, they still work. The central filter would just involve splitting one wire and running on extra data line. Much easier than rewiring the entire house.

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Old 03-03-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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I am thinking of installing a splitter, too. I was looking at installing a single splitter where the phone line enters the house (about 3 feet from the newly installed NID). I have just a single line phone service. I was thinking about using the splitter found at the url below.
Can you tell me if you think this would work based on your experience?

http://www.hippov.com/siecinpotdsl.html

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Old 03-03-2004, 03:56 PM   #5
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I looked into that also, but it was difficult to find locally. The shorter the distant between the NID and the splitter the better. If you have decent access, I would get an outdoor style spitter and run the home run line from there.

A cheap way that still gets rid of the extra in-hose microfilters is to plug one small microfilter into the NID and connect the voice wire to the telephone side of the filter. Then you can put a standard end on the CAT5 home run line and plug it into the DSL side of the filter with the other end going to the modem or a junction box. Unless you are at the far reaches of the DSL signal, you won't miss anything by doing it this way especially over the filter/splitter you have chosen here.

Just a suggestion if you already have the microfilters.
 
  


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