How do I dial out on an internal phone network?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by valore, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. valore

    valore LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    Just a brief question, how do I go about getting my ADSL modem to work on my phone system? Basically our house is wired up so the only available jack goes through an internal phone system, i.e. if you want to reach an outside line, you have to hit '9' first.

    Result is I haven't been able to get my ADSL to work (there isn't an option on the router, a WAG160N, to dial '9' before attempting to connect). I talked to Linksys live chat tech support, and the tech suggested getting a 'phone adaptor'. Could I get some more detailed help on this, as he was not very clear? Alternatively, if anyone has any other suggestions which could work, I'd be keen to hear them too.

    Thanks, Chris.
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    You have some rewiring to do, the ADSL signal is carried on the incoming telephone pair of wires only, not in in the audio signal range. After the "master socket" you need to filter the signal to your "local exchange" and run an unfiltered pair to your ADSL modem.
  3. valore

    valore LI Guru Member

    So basically, I have to wire the phone line direct to the jack that's connected to the modem? No other solution then =/. Might be a bit of a problem, but I guess I'll see what I can do.
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    You'll appreciate it in the long-term a single central filter/splitter plus Cat 5+ cable for the modem link is the best internal wiring - see much discussion on the Aus Whirlpool forums for more info.

    Alternatively you could install a wireless adsl router close to the incoming telephone point...
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