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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: New subscriber with questions Reply with quote Back to top

HI..

I have an older house with no NID on the outside....I have the old terminal type in my basement...

I have 2 phone lines which one is gonna be replaced with my vonage...

Here is where my question comes in....I can just disconnect the incoming wire from pots and wire the adapter to the terminals correct?..

So if I got a ext cable and cut the rj11 off one end and the other end in the adapter....which wires do I hook to the interface?

these are red yellow black and green....since it only requires 2 ....which 2 ?

Or could I just (after unhooking pots line) plug cable into a jack....since they are ran in parallel?...

I wired this second line myself and I do know what I am doing to an extent....I have a voltmeter and ammeter......

So far so good with the vonage... thanks for any help
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nah, why bother doing that. If you just disconnect from the telephone company, basically your telephone lines in the house are a closed loop, right? Just plug in the Vonage adapter to ANY phone jack and in theory it should distribute to all other jacks on the wiring. That's what I'd do. It's fast, easy and simple. Just make sure after you disconnect from the phone company, you check, and check again, to make sure there is no dial tone.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Basically I agree with NavyDavy. However, we need to look at which POTS line you're replacing. Typically, the primary (first) line is on the red-green pair and the secondary line is on the yellow-black pair. The Vonage adapter is wired so that running a cord from the adapter to a wall jack will connect you to the red-green pair, if your house wiring is standard (and you need to be sure of this).

If this is the line you're disconnecting, then everything is simple and you just plug the adapter into a wall jack after disconnecting the POTS line. If you're replacing the POTS line on the yellow-black pair (line 2) then things are more complicated. You can still connect Vonage to the house wiring by plugging into a wall jack, but you'll have to modify a cord to do it or use a suitable adapter.

If you want to wire it at the interface box as you originally indicated, you can cut the end off a four wire cord and use the red-green pair. If you're replacing the POTS line on the existing red-green pair, disconnect the POTS and connect red to red and green to green. If you're replacing the POTS line on the yellow-black pair, disconnect the POTS and connect the red wire on your cord to the yellow on the terminal block, and green to black.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

OK cool...I follow ya...

This is a second line....so it would be yellow and black...

sounds simple enough....thanks Smile
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