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telephone plug in back of computer

by littlebit1000 / May 2, 2007 9:59 PM PDT

Hi.. I have a real newbie question here..Been on dial-up for a little over a year now, know absolutely nothing about DSL, but I have bit the bullet and have decided to go highspeed. Now here's my question; with the dial-up connection, I have a fax machine plugged into the telephone jack on the back of my computer, Can I keep this fax machine plugged into there with a DSL connection?, and if yes do I have to put a filter in the telephone jack located on the back of my computer as I have been instructed to do with all the other phones on my line. Thanks

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You need
by PudgyOne / May 3, 2007 5:24 AM PDT

to plug the fax machine into the wall with a dsl filter.

You can run two or more items using the same dsl filter.

Your DSL modem is the only item that cannot have a DSL filter, everything that is plugged in must.


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thanks, but one more question
by littlebit1000 / May 3, 2007 9:29 AM PDT
In reply to: You need

can I use a triplex jack adapter instead of a duplex jack adapter or will this affect my highspeed if too many things are plugged into one jack.
Thank You...Liz

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Use the double
by PudgyOne / May 3, 2007 10:47 AM PDT

to split your line

Then plug your DSL modem into the one without the filter

in the other slot, plug a DSL filter in then add your triple slot adapter. Now you can plug your phone, fax and answering machine into these.

Any appliance that is plugged into a phone line, that has DSL, need to have a filter.

The only item that does NOT get a DSL filter is the DSL modem.

Hope this helps.


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Thank You
by littlebit1000 / May 3, 2007 1:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Use the double

so much; for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get all these to work with such minimal resources(only one phone jack)but now that you mention it, it makes so much sense ...Thanks..

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