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Funky phone wiring, or I don't know what I'm looking at?
FFOnce Upon a TimeIn OaklandRegistered Userregular
So here's what I've got. I have two phone jacks. The first one is rather old looking. The second one is a later install, and looks like it branches off the line from the first jack.
The first (main) phone jack works perfectly when I plug my DSL modem into it.
The second phone jack does not. I get two out of three green lights. (Power and SYS lights, no DSL light) I take that to mean that the modem is fine (obviously since I can connect with the one phone jack), but when in the second phone jack it can't seem to connect my ISP.
I opened up the main jack to take a look at the wiring and found this:
It looks to me like the second jack (white cable, w/4 pair wires) was only wired to the main phone line (brown cable w/4 solid wires) with 1 pair. Would that be all that was necessary for a regular phone, but not a data connection? And, if so, how would I connect the other 3 pairs of wires from the white cable to be able to get a DSL connection? If absolutely necessary I'll call the phone company, but it doesn't seem like it should be something I couldn't do myself.