My church is about to connect to the Internet. We're going to add DSL
to the existing phone service, and I don't have any experience with
DSL (just cable.)
I talked to "Jessica" this afternoon the Phone Company's help line and
asked about equipment and wiring requirements, but she was no help at
all. She did seem cheerful tho'.
The NID is located outside on a block wall, and it looks like Plain
Old Telephone wire feeds into the building. There's a couple of feet
of loosely coiled POTS wire, then that connects to 75 feet of
telephone flat cord to the only telephone using just twisted
connections and wirenuts. (At least the phone has a modular jack.)
I'm gonna be added several phones (just one line for now) and will
probably run CAT3 or CAT5e cable for all the phone lines and CAT5e for
the one Ethernet line. I'm just about to the question.
Is that 2 or 3 foot section of POTS where the phone service comes thru
the outside wall going to hurt my DSL data rate? And should I put in
a DSL splitter, or just use the filters that the phone company
provides? I think the answers to those 2 questions are "yes, but not
enough to worry about" and "buy a splitter and put it as close as
possible to the NID"