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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:24 am    Post subject: Anything Tricky About Setting Up a 2 Line House? Reply with quote Back to top

I hope this issue has not been posted (I could not find anything).

I’m trying to avoid the ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ syndrome. I have 2 incoming phone lines to my house and I’m planning to switch over one to Vonage. I have not found enough information at this point to feel comfortable with doing the installation myself and I don’t want to pay someone to do it because it seems simple enough.

I’d like to hook up the Voip telephone adapter (TA) to the punchdown board in my house so all of the regular phones and all of the telephone jacks that are already there will work. The complication is the house has two incoming telephone lines (A and B) connected to a punchdown board located in an equipment closet (aka the pantry).

A is the residential number that most people call, B is my ‘home office’ number. There are three handsets connected to Line A. Broadband is provided via DSL through line B. The DSL modem and the home network router are also located in the equipment closet.

Each room with telephone jacks has a separate jack for line A and line B. Some of the rooms in the house have RJ45 jacks that connect to the router via Cat 5 cables.

The solution seemed to me to be straightforward:

Disconnect the NID for line A from the punchdown block (or is better to do that at the box outside the house?). Hook the TA up to the router which is connected to the DSL modem connected to Line B via the punchdown board. Schematically, it would go like this:

Line B--> DSL Modem --> Router -->TA --> Punchdown <-- Line A Jacks

However, I’m concerned that I’m missing something.

Since I have a single punchdown board for the two lines, I also want to make sure I don’t fry something or short it inadvertently while setting up the TA to the punchdown board.

Any advice, any references to a wiring diagram or photos would be very much appreciated. This is not rocket science, but it requires more knowledge than I have at the moment to feel certain I won’t make a mistake.

BTW - I have read in some places (just recently in PC mag) that you can’t hook your home’s internal telephone wiring to the TA to give all jacks access. I can see where that’s probably the case in houses that do not have a home-run wired system like mine, or where there are too many handsets, but I want to make sure what I am thinking of doing is feasible.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So I'll answer your last question first:

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BTW - I have read in some places (just recently in PC mag) that you can’t hook your home’s internal telephone wiring to the TA to give all jacks access. I can see where that’s probably the case in houses that do not have a home-run wired system like mine, or where there are too many handsets, but I want to make sure what I am thinking of doing is feasible.


Running the whole house off the TA is fine. I have done this with more than 4 phones ringing on three different floors with no problems.

Now for the wiring regarding this - I have 4 wires coming into the house from the street. They go into a small box with posts that screw down the wires. On the side of the box is a standard telephone jack. Default wiring, and I am thinking off the top of my head since I am at work, not home, is that the inside (middle) two wires on the telephone cord connector carry Line 1 and the outside two carry Line 2. [Note, this is if you are carrying two lines on one outlet. For two separate lines, they are most likely using the inside pins on both lines].

Google on telephone wiring and you see multiple sites with picture that describe this.

As for my wiring, from this box with the phone jack, using a standard short telephone cord, connects to another box which is the wiring for the whole house. So for me I did this:

From street -> Box with telephone jack on side (screwdowns) -> TA -> Box for whole house.

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TA --> Punchdown <-- Line A Jacks


You'll have to do something similar as mentioned above because the TA doesn't have loose wiring screw downs. So take an old phone cord, cut the wire with some length for you to play with and you should see 4 colored wires. Connect 2 of those (middle 2, Red and Green) to the punchdown for Line A.


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Line B--> DSL Modem --> Router -->TA --> Punchdown <-- Line A Jacks


As for the rest of the diagram, your plan is correct.

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