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DLS and phone question

by Rod2 / November 3, 2004 4:33 AM PST

If I subscribe to DSL and only have one phone jack, how can I use the phone and computer? I'm currently on cable but when I move all I'll have is a phone line.
Thanks, Rod

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Re: DLS and phone question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 4:36 AM PST
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My DSL provided me with a splitter and filters and ... instructions.

Bob

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Re: DLS and phone question
by Rod2 / November 3, 2004 5:51 AM PST

Thanks Bob, that's good to know. I'll check with the phone company once moved.

Rod

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Re: DSl and phone question (Digital subscriber line)
by mrmaxson / November 6, 2004 5:19 AM PST

Your phone jack is the only connection you need. The phone company that will provide your service will provide a phone jack splitter. (You can plug two phones into) A filter that will plug inline. That keeps the dsl signal from being heard by you, and it also lets the pc not hear your voice.

Nowadays the company will provide a filter that has both connection on it. Phone/DSL modem. Your dsl modem will connect to the dsl side and your phone to the phone side. So you only need the one phone connection to have dsl! Hove fun! Chris

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Re: DLS and phone question
by ElanVital11 / November 8, 2004 11:05 AM PST
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The DSL system works differently than cable. DSL and Telephone services share the same wires, but operate through different frequencies.

Imagine DSL operating on a frequency above or below the audible range of the human ear. The information can then travel on the same line as a voice call without interruption. Of course, this is an oversimplification of the process but should give you the right idea.

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Re: DLS and phone question
by chuckieu / November 11, 2004 1:13 AM PST

And Rod. You are able to use one phone number for both services. In fact, I use the same number for the phone,
DSL, and Dish Network with no problems. Even have answering machine and Fax on the phone line. But you are not limited to one jack. Go to Radio Shack and get as many outlets as you need and cable to run them. Anyone can do it, the wires are color coded. Sbc/Yahoo supplied 6-7 filters in the DSL setup pack. chuck

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Re: DLS and phone question
by maddogthegreat / November 18, 2004 2:23 PM PST
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You have to use a splitter on all phone connections, one side is for the phone and the other is for the DSL modem. In your case you will only need 1. SBC provides 6, put them somewhere I can find them later, phone connections are like rabbits, they multiply.

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Re: DLS and phone question
by Huston Summers / November 22, 2004 1:15 AM PST
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Hey Rod,
The phone company should send you a splitter and one or more DSL filters along with the software CD when you subscribe. You can convert one phone jack into two or more with a splitter. The DSL filter will filter out the "white noise" sound of the DSL from bleeding over to your telephone set. Plug the filter into the jack or splitter portion that your phone is on. I was a user of DSL for many years before switching over to cable. I love cable it's just too expensive. Why are you switching? DSL is great once they figure out if your telephone outside plant cable will support it. Sometimes you get that border line plnat that makes it a nightmare. I have some horror stories but that's for another time.

Regards,
Huston, ex Pacific Bell DSL tech
ex employee of Alcatel DSL equipment provider
ex DSL user.

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