Connecting seperately wired line to main phone line at box

Old 12-03-05, 12:01 PM
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Connecting seperately wired line to main phone line at box

I have a seperately wired line 2 that I cancelled service on.

I want to link it to line 1 which goes to all the other jacks in the house.

I went to the box outside and hooked the wires to the same poles as my main line. went back inside tried the phone and it worked.

20 minutes later none of the phones worked, no dial tone. so I undid what i did and line 1 worked again.

The question is how can i connect this sepaerate line 2 to my main line 1.

I'm switching to VoIP and the modem is next to this currently dead jack.



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sounds like you have a short circuit.whatever you plugged into that jack maybe the trouble( computer or fax or phone). to rule out equipment, if you did have something plugged into 2nd jk, plug it into a working jk and wait 2-5 min and then see if you have dial tone. a short circuit is like taking the phone off the will have dail tone for about couple of min and then it goes dead.if service goes dead then its your equipment.if not you may have a problem with the wiring or jk of line 2.
Old 12-04-05, 02:23 PM
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Connecting in the box

So you're saying that the connection I did in the network interface was an OK way to join these line, but I have a secondary problem (it's probably the line)

Thank you

Old 12-05-05, 08:47 AM
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that's one way to connect the second line, the other, and easiest, is in the jack itself, just swing the live pair to the jack position you want it on.. if its a single port jack and line two used to be the dedicated service there, just lift the W/O & O/W or blk/y pair off and replace with the W/B & B/W or G/R pairs..

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