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Posted by barrock on July 14th, 2000 07:45 PM
In reply to telephones by Peggy on July 14th, 2000 06:12 PM [Go to top of thread]

The dial tone will have to come from either the NWI (network interface), a box (usually) on the back of the house by the electric meter, or from another jack. Get some wire from builders supply (category 3, solid copper, at least 2pr). If it's red, green, yellow, black use the red green; if it's blue/white, orange/white use the blue white. Run the wire from the NWI or other jack to your new location, preferably inside(like a basement) if possible. Drill a 1/4" hole wherever you have to go through walls or floors. Screw the jack (that you got at the same place) to the baseboard and attach the same color wires that you attached at the other end. If you ran it outside and don't have the proper staple gun, buy some insulated staples that you can nail and (carefully!) attach to the siding. If after this process all the phones are dead, detach the new wire and see if they all come back on. If so, you have shorted the wires together. If only the new jack isn't working, you have a broken wire. It's really easier to DO then to WRITE ABOUT!! Have fun-if I can do it, you can.

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