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Hi. The Bell tech. has given me a NID but I have to hook it up. (Long story) My house was built in the 40's so I had some old bakelite type of device with brass fuses. I got hit by lightning and it blew some of the fuses. Now I would like to install the NID and upgrade to Cat5e. Also I have a renter and she has her own line. So there are two lines with two wires each coming in.
I have a pretty good understanding but no idea about the NID.
I will try and get a picture of the NID.
It is two drops with two wires and they are all black.
No. I have a picture but I don't know how to post it here.
Did you get the image or do I have to put your email address into the last bar?
Does this work?
I figured that it was only set up for one line. Is there a NID for two lines?
The customer access looks OK to me (but what do I know). What I can't figure is when you put the wires in you have to flip up or flip down the switches. Do you know?
OK, thanks, I'll try and do that.
Could you still give me some kind of a diagram for wiring this up?
I have no idea when that will be.
Can you do it with this unit? (I don't have to put my renter's line into the NID, I'll just leave it.)
That is what I am doing now.
I would like to use this NID and may not change it. I mean I will try and change it but Bell is not too helpful at all with this kind of thing.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX I fell asleep last night.
So I only have to use the orange and orange/white? What about the other colors from the Cat5e going into the house? What are the other connections used for in the NID?
And one final thing, how do I wire the Cat5e phone jacks?
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX is what got me into this project, in the first place!
So I only need to use two wires of the Cat5e? What is the point of all of those wires?
Thanks. Now for the last couple of months I have noise on my line, sometimes bad sometimes OK. What could possibly be causing that? I have called Bell twice and they 'checked' the line outside and said it was OK.
OK, thank you.