I was helping someone the other day install their new DSL. They have lived in the new house for over 5 years. The house came pre-wired with an alarm, but they didn't want it so they just let it sit, never turned it on or activated it. They got the DSL and I couldn't get it to operate correctly, the DSL light kept blinking, when it should be solid. We called the utilities company, ruled out that the water meter was NOT hooked to the phone line. They don't have a 900mhz phone. They have one line into the house. We have DSL filters on all the phones, we triple checked to make sure that this wasn't the problem. We moved the modem to a different plug to see if the plug was bad, nothing. DSL still won't work.
So I presumed that it was the alarm system. Going in under the knowledge that there were no warranties to violate as they had never activated it and did not plan on activating it or using it, and that I couldn't mess anything up since it was off, I went in and opened the "control box" in the bedroom closet. I saw a small strip circuit board against the right side of the box with about 30 screws to put wires into, most of which already had wires connected to them. The only other thing that appeared to be in the box was a battery. I read the schematic and found that the first four wires at the top, something like black, green, yellow, white (don't hold me to it though, could be wrong on the colors, this was several weeks back), so the top four wires were "telcom", which I presumed to mean the telephone, although this was the first time I had ever even been in an alarm box, so who knows. I also saw printed on the circuit board telcom so I felt fairly confident in undoing these wires. So I unscrewed them from the screws connecting them to the circuit board, so all four were removed. I made sure not to short them, just put wire nuts on the end of each. SO, at this point I would presume it would work as the telcom wires were off the alarm system. I went back and checked, unplugged the power to the modem several times, nothing, the light still kept on blinking.
Is there some trick like connecting the telcom wires to each other or something? Does telcom refer to something altogether different, and there are different wires I have to disconnect? Are there any modifications I can make to the alarm box to get the DSL to work?
Thanks a TON, Jkeagle13 (AT) aol (DOT) com