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Vonage Well, I hope I can help, but it doesn't sound good. The wire color code is standardized,

Well, I hope I can help, but it doesn't sound good.

The wire color code is standardized, but the installers are not. (especially if repair work, unauthorized, or "lazy" work has been performed on the house)

In my case, the house was built in the mid eighties and every jack was wired in parallel throughout the house. (which basically means that the same phone line was available in every jack in the house) The original builder followed the color code well. But at some point, somebody added an alarm system and the alarm tech freely wired according to their own code (which may not have been a code at all) and somebody else butchered the wiring job when they remodeled the kitchen. In the end, I had to climb up in the attic and trace down where every wire was going and I got so frustrated that I cut the original phone wire out and ran new line. I was fortunate that the original builder did not staple the wire to the studs inside the wall and was able to use the old wire to pull the new wire through the wall. This wasn't such a bad job since I use a Uniden 8886 5.8 GHz wireless phone with three extensions and I only had to rewire the master phone jack and the alarm jack.

If you want to keep a phone jack in every room, you'll have to trace down the wiring (hopefully in the attic) and try to figure out what the installers and repairmen were thinking when they did the work (which sometimes means realizing that their only thought was to get the immediate job done as quick as possible and with no thought to future repair or expansion) If the work was performed in accordance with standard wiring color codes, this should be easy to figure out, but if someone deviated anywhere in the system, you can expect problems.

Another color code I've seen in common use is the cat-5 or cat-3 (four twisted pair) In this code, you will have matching, but opposite colors twisted together. (blue or blue with a white stripe twisted together with a white or white with a blue stripe) Line one should be the blue set, line two should be the orange and you have green and brown as backups (or line 3 and 4). There are other codes that exist as well, though not as common and occasionally, you have a builder or repairman that used non-standard wire. good luck on this one.

You can pick up a"toner" at Home Depot or other builder supply places for around $30 and this can help you trace the line out. You use the phone jack or alligator clips to attach the tone generator part at the jack and use the inductive receiver to trace and find the other end. It's simple to use and well worth the money if you do much wiring. The receiver is like a little wand that you bring close to the wire. If the tone is on the wire, you'll hear it.

Ok, now that I've made you feel hopeless, here's one more thing you can try...

You didn't say how many wires were going into the phone companies terminal box. It is not uncommon to make several runs of wire for different rooms and tie them together in the terminal box. If you tie green to green, red to red, etc.. (and possibly tie yellow to red and black to green) but leave them disconnected from the screw posts (don't forget to wrap them in electricians tape or other insulation to keep shorts from happening) you may restore your jacks. Let me know if that works or not.

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