I don't know if this is the right group to be asking this question in,
but perhaps someone can help me out.
I have a rats nest of phone wires converging on something called a
"66B4-B Jumper Block" down in my basement. I have phone jacks with
4-wire line at various locations in the basement, and I can only get
one line to work although we have 2 lines in the house. I bought a
little LED tester that plugs into the phone jack, and it checks for
crossed wires, whether there's 2 lines present, and other things. I
suspect that something is screwed up at the jumper block because it's
just too easy to snag a wire there out in the open and pull it loose.
Rather than calling in the phone company, or spending $100 on
something called a tone generator, is there any cheaper way to find
out what's wrong with this line?
And if a tone generator kit is the only answer, can anyone tell me
where I can get the bare minimum unit new or used? Or if someone
knows of a web site that ttoally explains how to wire a Jumper block,
I do have the line in question ID'd, I just don't know why it's not
working as a 2-line system.
Thanks in advance for any/all help.