HOOK UP MY LINE 2!

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 Question by ADRIA LESHER posted 28 Jul 2005
 HOOK UP MY LINE 2!
HI THERE. RECENTLY WE HAD A 2ND PHONE LINE INSTALLED. HOWEVER, WE DID NOT REALIZE THAT IT WAS NOT HOOKED UP IN THE OUTSIDE BOX. WHAT I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DO IS- WHICH WIRES DO I PUT IN THE T/R HOLES IN ORDER TO MAKE MY LINE 2 WORK? THERE ARE LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORED WIRES AVAILABLE. MY TELEPHONE COMPANY SAID I AM CAPABLE OF DOING IT MYSELF, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHICH WIRES TO CONNECT, AND WHICH ONES TO LEAVE ALONE. PLEASE HELP ME! I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO PAY FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO COME OUT TO MY HOUSE!
ADRIA LESHER
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 28 Jul 2005
Dear ADRIA,

Well you didn't give a hint on what colors of wires you are seeing in your NID. The most common are the white/orange/orange white pair for line two. At your jacks (assuming they are wired to the USOC or T568A standards) the whiote/orange pair will be line 2.

For additional pinout information see these urls:

http://www.cabling-design.com/references/pinouts/
http://www.shout.net/~wildixon/telecom/rj/rj14.html

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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