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Intermittent ring and now fading display

Hi, I recently posted a problem concerning the ring, or lack there of, on my cordless phone system (GE21028GE3). I tried the solution posted to no avail; however, I neglected to post that the cable modem runs first into the home security system then out to the rest of the house, although I applied the solution to the system, bypassing the security system and running the phone directly from the cable modem, the end result produced no change to the problem previously reported. Is there a device available to increase the "fake" generated ring signal from the modem in order to reclaim my phone system as GE can offer no rebate or coupons toward the purchase of a compatible phone system due to the phone system (coincidently) being out of warranty; isn't that always the case when something goes wrong?, you'd think for what we spent on the system, I could get SOME assistance from the manufacturer. Thanks for the advice. Datalore

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You may have the problem fixed by now; but I had the same thing happen to me with the same phone and also hooking up to a voip type phone connection. The person installing it hooked it from the modem straight to the phone. He didn’t know why and when he left I still had the problem. The problem being the phone would not ring. After thinking about it I decided to hook the modem phone line to my house phone wiring and then hook the phone to the phone house wiring. It worked and I am not sure why but I think that the house phone wiring is grounded and that makes more voltage for the ringer

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