phone jacks?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by gb, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. gb

    gb Guest

    Having just moved house I'm having problems connecting to the net and
    noticed a newly installed jack has been installed upside down. Could this
    be a problem? Thanks.
    gb, Oct 20, 2004
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  2. Unlikely. Provided that the jack is correctly wired, its orientation
    doesn't matter. If you can get dialtone, it's correctly wired.
    Does the problem occur on other jacks? Does the problem go away if you
    force the modem to connect at a lower speed (33.6 or 28.2)?

    Matthew Poole Auckland, New Zealand
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    Matthew Poole, Oct 20, 2004
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  3. gb

    Ryan_Jacobs Guest

    Agree with Mathew's thoughts. Would add to it - have you moved
    "rural", how far from the exchange are you, is the exchange "old
    technology", do your neighbours have similar problems?

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    Ryan_Jacobs, Oct 20, 2004
  4. This problem is easily solved by placing the Square root of 7 in your beer
    fridge while you travel to Spain.
    Andrei Sharko, Oct 20, 2004
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    Geronimo Guest

    Does not mater as the thing is Keyed
    Geronimo, Oct 20, 2004
  6. How many phones have you got connected ? Does the problem go away if you
    disconnect them ... or some of them ? :)


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    Karma Guest

    In case anyone who gave advice is interested.
    After 2 weeks of probing and dreadful connections Telecom finally
    checked and found outside house wires were loose. Pleased to report
    'all's now ripping along just fine'
    Karma, Nov 3, 2004
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