Digital Phone Distribution

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I have Time/Warner digital phone service for one telephone line.

I'd like to go from the phone modem to my patch panel and distribute the
line to multiple rooms.

I had this up and running for a while, no problems.

Recently, I started losing my dialtone.  I had a service rep out a couple
of times, replaced the modem and had several "debug" discussions on the
phone with Time/Warner.

The net of all this is "Time/Warner doesn't support..." my configuration.

I assume there needs to be some boosting of the signal from the modem in
order to travel all those extra miles of CAT-5 ;-)

Any ideas how I can do this and make it reliable?

Thanks,

mitch

Re: Digital Phone Distribution

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So their argument is that they offer "home phone service", attempting to
compete with traditional analog telephone, but only to ONE HANDSET?

I didn't bother to wire this house for telephone. I use Uniden cordless
units with chargers sprinkled around the house and a single base station.
Even if you only did this for half of your phones, you might reduce the load
on the modem.



Re: Digital Phone Distribution
sumcoolgai[nospam]@yahoo.com (Mitch P.) writes:
| I have Time/Warner digital phone service for one telephone line.
|
| I'd like to go from the phone modem to my patch panel and distribute the
| line to multiple rooms.
|
| I had this up and running for a while, no problems.
|
| Recently, I started losing my dialtone.  I had a service rep out a couple
| of times, replaced the modem and had several "debug" discussions on the
| phone with Time/Warner.
|
| The net of all this is "Time/Warner doesn't support..." my configuration.
|
| I assume there needs to be some boosting of the signal from the modem in
| order to travel all those extra miles of CAT-5 ;-)
|
| Any ideas how I can do this and make it reliable?

You might try a long loop adapter which boosts the loop and ring voltages.
This one seems to always be on sale:

http://www.sjtelecommunications.com/vik-lla-1.html

There are similar products that boost only the loop voltage or only the
ring voltage.  They generally cost less.  Example:

http://www.sandman.com/loop.html#LongLoopAdapter

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