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New phone & Internet Service

Wanted to add phone & internet but didnt think about how that works..currently TV is in one room downstairs (xonnected to xfinity)phone is both downstairs and upstairs computer is upstairs..how will I be able to do this..do I have to run new lines?

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Re: New phone & Internet Service

Typically you would just swap your internet modem for a modem that can also handle telephone service (known as an EMTA). Many customers simply hook up a cordless phone(s) directly to the modem. You can also use the modem to energize your home's entire phone system so it works just like a traditional phone. After physically unhooking your traditional phone service, you would run a phone line from the EMTA and plug it into a phone jack. This type of installation usually requires a tech though, as it can get a little complicated. 




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Re: New phone & Internet Service


i-am-nerdburg wrote:

Typically you would just swap your internet modem for a modem that can also handle telephone service (known as an EMTA). Many customers simply hook up a cordless phone(s) directly to the modem. You can also use the modem to energize your home's entire phone system so it works just like a traditional phone. After physically unhooking your traditional phone service, you would run a phone line from the EMTA and plug it into a phone jack. This type of installation usually requires a tech though, as it can get a little complicated. 


Requires a tech?????

If you can plug in a phone you can do it.  It's that easy.

 If you can replace a light bulb, then you have enough technical knowledge.

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Re: New phone & Internet Service

How about disconnecting the phone system wiring from the NID if one is going to backfeed the premise's existing wiring for all the jacks to work ?




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