I tried searching the forum and I couldn't find an answer. Need advice as I don't want to fry my new Telo by doing something stupid.
If you know Uverse modem had a dialtone out jack feeding a house walljack, then you'd feed that same jack with Telo's "phone" port. It is reasonable to assume if Uverse fed dialtone to your house wiring from the Uverse modem, then your house wiring is disconnected from the traditional POTS telephone network.
Thank you for your posting. I looked at the back of my 2Wire modem/router and I think I'll post a picture with how the Cat5 wires are attached. The device is located in one of my back bedrooms and occupied by my son so I'll have to clear out his stuff to get to it. Son's bedroom does not have a traditional telephone jack where the 2Wire is located.
From the NIB, Cat 5 runs under the house to the backbedroom and comes up through a hole in the floor/carpet the AT&T tech drilled to bring the Cat5 into the house. On the day that I received confirmation email from Ooma that my AT&T number had been ported, the phones in my home were dead with no dial tone.
I'm leaning towards your statement that the POTS line no longer has a connection to my traditional phone jacks in the house. I have a multimeter. Dumb question but is the voltage I'm looking for to check to see if there's anything live on any of the wires AC or DC? What would be the voltage value I'm looking to see if anything is present?
Thank you in advance.
About 48V DC with no phones off hook or all phones disconnected. However, any voltage level, either AC or DC, on a POTS line would indicate that something is connected.bigmo29 wrote:What would be the voltage value I'm looking to see if anything is present?
I'll try today after work. I'll also post one additional picture. It's the old network interface box I didn't include in my other posting. It's located to the left of the larger and newer NIB that the AT&T tech installed when my Uverse was first installed. It has a short piece of Cat5e running from it to the NIB. After reading Ibmofo's posting, I think this is how I got my ringtone as there is no traditional phone jack in my son's room.
Really appreciate the help and advice on this forum as I have really no knowledge of how POTS wiring and the newer Uverse stuff is connected. I'm learning a lot by reading the posts on this forum.