I am installing DSL internet onto my computer. To do so, you need to unplug the phones from the wall and put a filter on the line. When I plugged it back in, all of the lines are lit up, I can't get a dial tone, and I can't release the lines that are lit. None of the buttons worked. I unplugged the filter and plugged the line directly back into the phone jack and got the same result, so I'm sure it's a programming thing, but I don't know hot to fix it.
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Your Nortel M7208 phone is plugged into your Norstar phone system (not the phone line) You would not be able to use DSL on the same phone port used by the M7208 phone. A filter connected to that port would not solve a DSL issue and could only cause problems with the M7208 phone. You may need to put the filter on the phone lines before they connect to the Nortel phone system... I don't know which system you have or how it is wired up so I am not sure how easy that would be for you.
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1.Unplug all phone, fax and satellite TV cables from the wall phone jacks.
2.Plug the double DSL filter into the wall phone jack where the 2701HG-B will be located.
3.Plug the phone wire (for phone, fax, etc.) into the jack on the filter labeled "Phone."
4.Plug the gray phone cable into the other jack on the filter labeled "DSL."
5.Add the single DSL filters on all remaining phone jacks in the same manner, plugging the device phone cables into the filter. The single filters only have one jack.
6.Plug the power adapter into the power port on the back of the 2710HG-B router and then plug the other end into a power outlet. This will cause the power light on the front of the router to turn green.
7.Plug the free end of the gray phone cable into the port on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."
8.Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into one of the four ports on the back of the router labeled "Ethernet."
9.Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet port. The Ethernet light on the router should now be green.
10.Plug the power adapter into the back of the 2701HG-B and the wall power outlet.
11.Plug the gray phone cable into the jack on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."
12.Open the Network and Sharing Center on your computer by right-clicking the Internet connection icon in your taskbar.
13.Click "Set up a new connection or network" and follow the instructions provided by the wizard to set up the wireless connection on your computer.
14.Enter the SSID and WEP key when prompted. The SSID is "2WIRE" followed by the last three digits of the router's serial number, which is located on the bottom side of your 2701HG-B router. You will also be prompted to enter a WEP encryption key, also found on the bottom side of the router. The WEP key is the 10 digit number that appears in brackets under the first bar code.
Do you have ADSL internet in your new place? If so you will need an ADSL filter plugged into the phone outlet and plugged into your fax machine. so it would look like phone wall jack--->filter-->fax machine.
ADSL internet creates it own jabber or digital noise in the line and the filter will stop your a analog device from hearing the noise. If you don't have a filter for your phone as well, you should get one. Without filters your ADSL internet will be slower as well. Your ADSL modem should have came with at least 4 filters, if not they can be purchased at your local Bestbuy, staples or computer place. NOTE: Filters only work if you have ADSL or DSL internet.
If you do not have ADSL or DSL internet and still have noise you may have to call your phone service provider to get them to diagnose your line issues. They can fix some noise issues from their end.
It sounds like they have given you the base DSL service with the minimal speed. If they did, it won't be enough to run two things at one time on the same dsl line. Call AT&T and check your speed or service that was installed and ask if it is enough to run to computers on the same line at once.
Also make sure that there is no filter on your dsl line that goes to your computer.
Here is another tip; the longer the phone line from the wall to your computer, the slower the dsl service. Longer cords slow down your internet.
This is Neo . Check the Filters in the phone line if you have installed the filter . if there is no filters before the telephone , install a filter . Whether the phone line are connected properly and check the wall point where the connection from the DSL and telephones . Check the cords and try changing the RJ11 cords . RJ cors the phone thin cords .
NOTE : FILTERS SHOULD BE INSTALLED FOR TELEPHONES BUT NOT FOR 2 WIRE .
This happened because there are too many phones sharing the same line with no power amplifiers. Your phone line is self powered by a small current generated by the phone company (that's why old, wired phones don't need a separate power connection to ring or make calls, it's enough to just plug them in). Each phone you connect to the same line acts as a resistor and drains some of this current. Eventually not enough power is left to carry the signal. The phone company technician can fix this by installing power amplifiers. In any case, I would test this theory by unhooking all other phones and checking the cordless ones on their own. If they work fine, call back the phone company and ask for a "real" repair person..
Here's a thought. The DSL filter doesn't have to go on every phone, just the phone line that FEEDS the phone. In old residential, the phone line is looped to each location. If you open up another jack and break the loop, you could possibly find out where the first jack is in your house, put a duplex jack there, feed the DSL modem, and filter all the rest of the lines in the house at that location. Or, go outside, bring the dial tone in on the black/yellow or orange pair, install your DSL modem on that pair, and filter the dial tone back into the green/red pair for the rest of the house.
For starters that dsl modem should not be filtered.
You should place the splitter directly into the wall jack and place the filter on the side used for the phone. The side feeding the dsl line should not be filtered.
The filter serves 2 purposes. 1 it reduces data noise interference onto the voice line. 2 it preventsdslinterference from voice such as picking up and hanging up the receiver.
Replace the DSL filter. it is needed to in order to prevent interference between phones and DSL service operating on the same line. Without the installation of DSL filters, high-frequency signals or echoes from analog devices can result in reduced performance and connection problems with DSL service, and the high-frequency signals from the DSL service can result in line noise and other issues for analog devices.