The Telecom Digest for June 04, 2010
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Re: DSL and filters for old phones--question (Michael)
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 06:43:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: DSL and filters for old phones--question
iF that's the only phone in the house, why not open it up (tab on the
bottom to release the cover) and see if you can't fit the dsl filter
inside with a little jerryrigging. Perhaps behind the dial. You can
cut the plug off and hard wire it to the phone and put an rj11 plug on
the incoming wire to plug into the filter. I think the filters will
work in either direction.
On Jun 2, 12:33 pm, Jeff <hanco...@bbs.cpcn.com> wrote:
> I would like to get DSL. However, I have an older 554 (wall rotary
> dial) phone hard wired and mounted on the wall. The phone is in
> regular use.
> Is it necessary for DSL to work properly to install a filter between
> the 554 and the phone line? It would be necessary to pull out the
> phone (they were mounted tough in the old days), install a modular
> jack, and find a modular wall phone to replace it. I would like to
> avoid those steps.
> Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
> [public replies, please[
> ***** Moderator's Note *****
> Jeff, you don't need to do anything to that wall phone.
> Here in my house, when I got DSL, I went to the cellar, installed two
> modular jacks next to the inlet point of the drop wire, and connected
> one jack to the incoming line, and the other to my old "JK" wire to
> feed the house phones. Then, I plugged in a DSL filter between them.
> There's only one filter for every phone, and I didn't need to touch
> anything else. I recommend the method for all DSL installations.
> Bill Horne
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