Will DSL Modem work in any phone connection?

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TechGal54

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Thanks for all your help. All worked fine.

My customer wants to move her computer into another room. She is using DSL. Does anyone know if the DSL modem will work in any phone connection in her home or must it use the connection the phone company provided. She does not have wireless. The "phone" company would not talk to me since it's not my account.

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It will work on any phone on the same line. But you want to be sure that it is a filtered line to prevent interference from DSL on voice. If set up decently, all jacks in the house should already be filtered.
 
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My DSL works the other way around. I can plug the DSL MODEM directly into any phone jack; however, I have to plug a filter in between the jack and any landline telephone in order to have the landline telephone work.
 
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My DSL works the other way around. I can plug the DSL MODEM directly into any phone jack; however, I have to plug a filter in between the jack and any landline telephone in order to have the landline telephone work.
Well, yes. In my unclear way, I was not trying to imply that the jack would not work for DSL in any case, but just that it would need to be filtered from the phone lines in the house, as you point out.
 

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Probably the clearest way to state it is that ALL phone instruments MUST have filters EXCEPT the DSL modem.
 
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