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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: Can you connect 2 lines together in the Box to have only 1? Reply with quote Back to top

In my house, initially there were two phone lines. One was used for phone and the other for fax. I cancelled the fax line a long time ago, and this line is conveniently next to the Vonage D-Link VTA Adapter.

Instead of having to connect the adapter with a cable that would go across the wall, I came up with the idea of joining the two lines inside the Network Inteface Box. This way, if I join them with a regular telephone line joining device, I wont have to do any more complicated wiring and just make all of the outlets in the house respond and use only the 1 Vonage line I have. This way I wont have to do any wiring inside the house, make it simple, and save money on the wire to connect 20 feet away into the line 1 phone jack.

Finally, my question is: if I connect line 1 and line 2 together to make only one, would this present any problems? Engineering wise, I see it as just making a short circuit and therefore line 1 and line 2 will be one together. So it makes sense that it would work.

As a second thought, should I join the two plugs or connect the two jacks together? I think the jacks are part of my houses jacks, and that the plugs coming from the screws are part of the bellsouth network, is this right?

My NIU looks like the one below, except mine has wires as it should.

So from my understanding the black jacks are actually part of my house so connecting the ends of the cable into one will just make line 1 and 2, only one. For example:
[top jack]
| Where the lines are the same phone wire.
[bottom jack]


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Your idea of connecting the two lines together is fine. However, typically the jacks in the interface box are part of the phone company's network and the plugs and screws are part of your house wiring. The basic idea is that the phone company can test its service by unplugging your house wiring and plugging a regular phone into their jack. If it works, any problems are yours. The customer, of course, can do the same.

Anyway, unplug the plugs and tape and label them so no one plugs them back in. Then run jumpers from red to red and from green to green between the top and bottom sets of screws and you should be good to go. Alternately, if there is room in the box, unplug the two plugs and connect them together with a female-female adapter.

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