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 Question by Don Marrow posted 08 Oct 2006
 How to install a second line.
I'm looking for instructions on adding a second line. I essentially want to setup a dry loop for DSL, transfer my primary # to VOIP, and then disconnect line 1. I have a Corning 7600 NID with one module installed. I have CAT 5 coming in from the TELCO and the blue and white pairs are hooked up to the bottom two screws on the module. Can I hook up another pair (orange / white) to the top two screws or do I need a new Test module? My home has a Verizon Ready advanced home networking package so internal wiring should be a piece of cake. Thanks in advance...
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 11 Oct 2006
Dear Don,
First you wil have to consult with your service provider if they are will ing to provide DSL service on a "dry loop". The Corning NID is for providing dial tone from that service provider and shouldn't be used for crossed services. If you have your VOIP line ready, you should be able to hook it up to the white/blue pairs already feeding your telephone to transfer the service, just consdider the VOIP line as a different source for the dial tone.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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