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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: No NIU in fairly new house? Reply with quote Back to top

I have and love Vonage. I switched while we were still in our apt, but we are now in our house we just purchased. I am familiar with what the NIU's look like, as I've lived in other houses. But this house puzzles me. I've looked EVERYWHERE outside and can't find one. The cable boxes are near the main power panel/meter at the end of our garage. All utilities here are buried, so I can't follow the line. I'lve looke inside and out, in the attic and basement.

The house is only about 2 years old, the previous people only lived in it for a few months. If they never had service established with Bellsouth, would there not be a NIU? Should I be able to call BS and ask them about it?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The NIU is usually installed by a telephone company, so if they never had service the house may not have one. However, if you have jacks and if they are wired, then the wires should end somewhere. If you have neighboring houses that were built by the same people, you might take a look and see where their wiring comes together.

What are the cable boxes to which you refer?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

thanks. That's more or less what I thought. I called BS on my cell to ask them if the previous owners had service and they said no. I said "thanks, I'll call back in a week or two to activate my service" Very Happy

Good idea about looking at neighbors. I think the builders are still in the area too. I Need to run them down.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

didn't see the cable box questions. One is for the dish that the previous people had, other is for regular cable.

I was looking behind the wall plate (they had 2 in one location, one cable, one dish) and noticed there was a brown phone line. Not sure where it went or what it was tied into. I guess maybe they just installed it for future use (PPV).

Should I run my multimeter on the lines and see if there's any voltage? Would there be any if there's no NIU?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You really need to locate and identify all your wiring before you connect an FXS device (such as a Vonage ATA) to it. Otherwise you're very likely to run into problems down the road.

Just because there isn't voltage today on a line doesn't mean that there won't be voltage there tomorrow, if you don't control all of the endpoints.

Even if there IS an NIU, and even if the lines are connected to it, there might not be voltage, because the cable pair TO the NIU from the C.O. might be disconnected, but it could get connected (possibly in error when someone down the street orders service) at any time.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I agree on all points. It would still be informative to see if any voltage is there. It there is voltage, then it would indicate that there is an interface to the outside world somewhere that needs finding.

If there is no voltage on the line, then I would use the ohmmeter function to measure across the line 1 pair (red-green or blue-blue/white). If it shows open, as it should, I would go into another jack box and temporarily throw a short across the pair with a bit of wire (or disconnect the pair from the jack and twist the ends together). Then go back to the first box and see if the short is reflected there. If so, then at least the boxes are hooked together. A close inspection of all the jack boxes is in order in any case. It will tell whether the boxes are daisy chained together or are using home runs.

My guess is that there are loose cable ends somewhere. It's just a matter of finding them.

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