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Adding DSL to a Distinctive Ring Phone Sytem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by muckmail, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    I recently subscribed to AT&T DSL. My phone system uses Distinctive Ringing
    (ie two phone numbers on one phone line). I use a Command Communictions 5500 (sometime I use a Radio Shack model) Distinctive Ring switch to ring a set of phones for the first phone number or a second set phones for a different phone number. The Distinctive Ring device chooses which set of phones to use depending on which phone number is used.
    Now I have just subscribed to DSL (company had not connect it yet) and I am looking for suggestions on how I should set up my phone network to use DSL with a Distinctive Ring phone sytem. Has anyone tryed this and have they had any luck? If so, what make/model filters did they use for DSL and how did the connect their DSL filters & arrange their
    network. At this time without DSL my main line goes to the Command Communications Distinctive Ring switch. The phone line branches for each set of phones form the switch.

    Also does lighting Triplite surge protector filters interfear with DSL signals. What lighting
    protection devices should I add to my line for lighting protection and where should
    I place them on the phone network?

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to get this working properly?
    thank you,
     
  2. johnpost

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    put the modem into the phone wiring straight to where
    the phone wiring comes into house.

    any other phone devices need to be after a dsl filter.

    it is easy if you could place a filter for all voice
    phone devices in the phone company box or
    where they bring into basement or attic. i you
    could run a new cable to dsl location from there
    then the filter would get placed before it
    branches to the current voice circuit. placing
    filters into the cable at any branching points
    would also work. plugin filter at each phone
    device (but not the dsl modem) also would
    work.

    i don't think the distinct ring would be bothered
    by dsl filters the frequencies involved are
    not close but check the manual.

    any device such as surge protector or ups placed
    before dsl modem could affect its performance
    to a slight amount. it is better to protect the
    modem then to replace it a couple times a
    year if you don't have a surge protector
    especially during thunderstorm season.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Distinctive ring has no bearing on DSL service.

    Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco service entrance. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand.

    This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.ing issues.
     
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