Phone wiring at home

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 Question by James Dunn posted 11 Mar 2004
 
How do I connect a new phone at my house which is cat 5 wired to a conventional 4 wire line in my house?
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 12 Mar 2004
Dear James,

James,

If your home was wired to standards you would need to connect the White/Blue pair to the incoming service. The incoming service should include a network interface device (NID) which should have the line marked as line 1 on the customer side of the interface access door. This may be marked with either Green & Red posts or id'ed as Line 1. If you have a 2nd line it would be on the Yellow-Black or Line 2. As residences are to wired to T568A standards, the 2nd line on the jack of your category 5e wiring would then be the White/Orange pair at the jack.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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