How to tell if I have a second line?


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Old 10-19-04, 08:22 PM
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How to tell if I have a second line?

Hi. I just bought a house (built 1998) and a phone jack in the office is not working. I suspect the previous homeowner may have had a second phone line, and this jack was wired for that line. This could explain why this jack isn't working. Alternatively, perhaps the jack is simply malfunctioning.

So how can I tell if my house is wired for a second line, and if so, whether this jack was wired to that line?

Thanks for any advice.
 
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Old 10-20-04, 05:49 AM
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take the jack off the wall that dosent work and see what colors are connected to the red green wires now go to a working jack and look

hook the non working jack up to the same colors as the working one

probably working jacks are on white/blue or on red/green
non working is probably on white/orange or black/yellow

or

go outide and find your NID/demarc open it up and see if the cables are connected to two seprate terminals if so connect them all to the working one
 
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Old 10-20-04, 06:30 AM
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Thanks mango man. I'll try it tonight. (nm)

Thanks mango man. I'll try it tonight.
 
 

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