If more than 1 set, all the wires have to be connected together (blue with blue, white/blue with white/blue, orange with orange, white/orange with white/orange) whether on the screw terminals or off. If off screw terminals, need to use butt connectors. 2 wire butt connectors: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1 ... ogId=10053 3 wire butt connectors: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1 ... ogId=10053
I have a very old house. My outside box has one connection with two screws where everything is connected. There is a phone company blue wire and a blue/white wire each connected to one of the screws. Then on the inside house line, the green and the red wires are connected one each onto those same screws.
The phone company line has an orange and a orange/white wire that are not connected to anything and the house line has a yellow and a black wire that are not connected to anything.
There is another set of two screws below the one with all the connections that have nothing connected to them at all.
I am totally confused and have not found the answer in the forums.
Am I supposed to connect the orange and orange and white wires to the second, lower set of screws?
What do I connect from the inside line to that?
How exactly do I disconnect the phone line from the phone company so I do not destroy my equipment?
The yellow and black wires are line 2 in your house.
The easiest way to do your setup is to disconnect the red and green wires and tape them so they don't short to anything,
Connect the yellow and black wires to the points that the red and green wires were connected to.
You can now feed the Ooma phone port to line 1 in your house.
At the jack in your house where the DSL modem is located you have two options.
1. Get a 2 line adapter and plug it into the house wall jack. The DSL modem is connected to line 2 and line 1 is available for Telo use. The adapter looks like this:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... =427095385
2. Rewire the house wall jack so that the yellow and black wires feed line 1 of the jack. You don't have to buy anything but you now have a non-standard jack in the house.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx