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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: DSL adapter/existing phones Reply with quote Back to top

Hello

I'm helping my father with a new Vonage setup and here's my situation.

He has about 5 phones throughout his house, they're hardwired with old school phone wiring. Each phone that's hardwired has a "DSL adapter" which has a port for a DSL modem and a port for the phone. One of the DSL adapters is using both the DSL line and phone line in it (near the computer).

My question. Once I get the # converted from AT&T to Vonage. What can I do to ensure all the phones will continue to work. Will I only use the DSL adapter only in the room where the compute is? If so, how will I get the signal to carry to the other 4 phones throughout the house?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think that your "DSL adapters" are, in fact, DSL filters. They are used to remove the hiss of the DSL data carrier from the analog telephone signal used by your telephones. The voice output of these devices is filtered as described. The data output is un-filtered, and is normally plugged in to your DSL modem -- the device which delivers Internet service to your PC.

To switch your voice service to Vonage, while continuing to use DSL for Internet service, you must do some minor rewiring of your house. Your phone jacks are probably all connected in parallel to one pair of wires. This pair of wires is probably blue and white, if your house is less than 30 years old, or red and green if older. There should be a second pair of wires, not connected to anything. With newer wiring, the second pair would be orange and white; with older wiring, it would be black and yellow.

At your telephone service entrance, where a two-wire cable from the street is connected to your house wiring, you should disconnect the street cable from the white/blue house wires (or red/green, if older) and connect it to the white/orange (or black/yellow) house wires. Leave the white/blue disconnected at this point. Then, remove all of the DSL filter devices -- you won't be needing them any more. Unplug the DSL modem and connect it to the orange/white wire pair. Connect its ethernet output to the blue port of your Vonage device. Connect the Phone-1 output of the Vonage device to the white/blue house wires. The easiest way to accomplish this is to get a modular adapter with three jacks labeled Line 1, Line 2, and L1+L2. Plug your DSL modem into Line 2 of the adapter. Plug the Phone-1 port of the Vonage device into Line 1 of the adapter.

If this is too complex, you could order a professional installation from Vonage. They will dispatch a technician to your house who will do what I have described.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have looked all over the forum for an answer to this simple problem: how to get phones other than the one directly connected to the Vonage adapter to work through the phone jacks. I get it that one has to remove the incoming phone line. However, I also have DSL connected coming through. If I disconnect the red wires in the box outside the house, the DSL does not work! If I unplug the phone jack in the box outside the house, DSL does not work. This is very frustrating. Can any one help? In plain English - what I need to do? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You need to re-wire the box on the outside of your house. Disconnect from the box the red and green wires that go into your house. Connect the black and yellow wires where red and green were connected.

Get a modular adapter that consists of a plug with three jacks (available at Radio Shack and other electronics stores). The jacks are labeled L1, L2, and L1+L2. Plug your DSL modem into the L2 jack. Plug a modular cord into the Phone-1 jack of your Vonage ATA. Plug the other end of this cord into the L1 jack.

If the black and yellow wires in your house wiring are connected to the L2 terminals in your house jacks (pins 2 and 5 of your jacks) then this is all you need to do. If not, you must connect them, in the jack where the DSLl modem is plugged in.

If you are not comfortable doing this, call Vonage and request a professional installation.

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