posted and mailed.
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:11:01 -0700 (PDT), " email@example.com"
I don't know what you have that's causing the problem and needs
repairing/replacing, but NID stands for Network Interface Device, and
refers to a jack and a plug, or more than one. The jack is from the
phone company, and the plug is from your house. That's what makes it
an "interface". It's like your whole house, the entire phone system
of the house, is plugged into a jack from the phone company.
They've been using these for 30 years or more. BEfore they had the
plug/jack things they had a screw block where the wires from the phone
company met the wires from the house. I think these were usually
inside, but the newer nids are almost always outside.
Could there be a problem with terminology when talking to the various
companies? Regarless, if all you need is the lightning thing, yes, do
it yorusslef. I don't think the URL you gave loooks so cheap. It
looks ok to me.
Did you call it an LP or a lightening protector. I've never heard of
an LP either, except for 33 1/3.
Yes, Verizon should install a new NID. But given the difficulty in
dealing with Verizon, it may be less time for you to install your
own they way you want it. Try:
Be sure to ground it well AND make sure the ground is connected to
the rest of the building and power grounds.
Well, this NID is only a piece of plywood with the lighting protector
screwed to it using two wood screws. I called Verizon repair first. Oh
yeah, I know the number by heart by now. They transferred me to
somewhere else who then transferred me to customer service. The latter
didn't even know what a LP was and said they would have to transfer me
to, yes you guessed it, repair. All CS could tell me was that if I had
their $6.00 per month "internal wiring protection plan" then it
wouldn't cost anything. They even tried to sell me the option on the
So, sign up for their plan for a month and get it fixed.
Theres a verizon CEO office complaint number, a NID IS NOT that surge
protector your talking about.
by chance are you using a different DSL provider reselling using
thatr would explain everything:(
have you called your tates PUPLIC UTILITY COMISSION?
That will get verizon to install a new NID outside where it belongs.
by chance do you not for whatever reason want a outdoor NID?
Going back, I'm curious as to why you think it is the protector
getting damp that causes the problem? Have you dried it out
with a hair dryer or lamp, and had the noise disappear? You can
actually remove the protectors from the block, but I don't
advise it unless you are handy with tools..
If this is rain-caused, it's most likely bad cable at some place between
you and the CO.
Actually, it's rather robust vs. voice; my DSL has stayed up
while the POTS was unusable from a tip ground.
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