How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

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How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

Post by cactus » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:22 am

Hi, My porting process is completed yesterday. I want to distribute the dial tone to the wall jacks in the house. Which wires should I disconnect to make it work. ps. Today my landline already has no tone.

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Re: How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

Post by lbmofo » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:28 am

Hopefully, your NIB outside the house looks like this:

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If so, just unplug the modular plug(s) and that should disconnect your house wiring from the telephone company.

Then just connect a phone cord from Telo's "phone" port to a walljack.

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Re: How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

Post by cactus » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:45 pm

quote="cactus"]Hi, My porting process is completed yesterday. I want to distribute the dial tone to the wall jacks in the house. Which wires should I disconnect to make it work. ps. Today my landline already has no tone.[/quote]
My description is not that clear in the previous posting. So I took a picture of the NIB box. One thing I forgot to mention is that there was an alarm system hooked to the phone, and it has not been in use for a while. I will see if i can post the picture here. I am a newbie. Image

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Re: How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

Post by lbmofo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:36 am

cactus, I see that nothing is connected to your screw terminals in your NIB.

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Here is what I think you have: dedicated wire from NIB to alarm (RJ31X) delivering telephone company dialtone to alarm panel then back to NIB on 2nd pair; then this 2nd pair is connected back to the house wiring.

More on this type of wiring: /viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12131&start=30#p92717

Here is what I see Looking at the pic you posted, you got 3 wire bunches sticking up to the right of the NIB.

The most left wire bunch is coming from the telephone company, feeding to the most right wire bunch going into the alarm on pair 1 and then returning the telephone company dialtone on another pair feeding the house wire bunch in the middle (thin gray wire bunch).

This is all you need to do: un-connect (by cutting) all the wires that are connected together and leave yourself with all the wire bunches isolated, not connected to anything. This will isolate your house wiring and you'd be able to safely distribute your Ooma dialtone by connecting Ooma's "phone" port to a walljack.
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Re: How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

Post by cactus » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:46 pm

Hi, I did according to your suggestion. Now wall jacks have dial tone. Thank you sooooo much. what about those hanging out wires, wrapping each of them using electric tape ?

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Re: How to disconnect landline and send dial tone wall jackto

Post by lbmofo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:20 pm

Great to hear.

You can cut the wires coming out of a wire bunch into same length, make sure no metal leads (cut the metal leads off if any). Get the wire bunches into the NIB through the hole on the bottom and then close the NIB. Optional, you can curl the wires and make them look neat by wrapping the wires around a pencil like so:

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