In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:22:07 -0400, J Burns
And you can get DSL with a dial-up internet connection
Or is this a record of when you dial a phone call?
It also kept a record of what it measured when you dialed up. How do
you see the record? Is it on the "web page" or the "page" that displays
when you use your web-browser to go to 192.168.100.1 ?
I've wondered about whether one can get DSL when he has dial-up
internet. Is that what you have? When I got DSL, it was always on
and didn't need me to make a connection, and at first I just assumed it
was always like that.
This shows how confused I was. There was no chance of getting rid of
*their* modular connection. I misunderstood which wires were going
out and which were going in, which from the customer part and which from
the phone company part of the nid. So I spend 30 minutes yesterday,
cleaning and connnecting to the two screws, but I had unplugged the
modular plug to plug in a phone (right there) in case I got a call, and
it didn't work (because the modular plug was unplugged). and I put it
back the way it was.
I stuffed the surface mount jack inside the NID so it will be even
dryer now, and it all clean now and should last 5 years, but next day
that's not too hot, I'll connect it to the screws as I intended.
I didn't have a small wire brush so I used a pointed automobile battery
clamp wire brush and it did a good job on both the jack and the plug.
I wonder if the jack and plug in the NID are gold-plated.
I had a browser interface with DSL. After all these years, I'm not sure
what information I could get from a dialup modem.
It's in the form of a website with several pages. It's not the worldwide
web. Instead of coming through my ISP, it comes directly from my modem.
AT&T sent me a CD to automate the installation of my modem. Without the
CD, I could have set it up through the browser interface.
I guess I left dialup about 10 years ago and DSL about 4 years ago, so
I'm a little foggy. The browser interface was with my DSL modem. What
model modem do you have? What version of Windows?
This page says 192.168.2.1 is a common address for your modem console.
It may have been the address my DSL modem used. My current modem uses
This may explain how to find your modem's private IP from XP. On a Mac,
my modem's private IP is listed as "router."
Drip loops remind me of ditching a tent. In wet winter weather, my BIL's
goats used to live in mud in their hillside sheds. It couldn't have been
healthful. I solved it in minutes by scraping a ditch on the uphill side
of each shed, as I would with a tent. No more mud inside!
Typically NID is a little block grounding and lightning arrestor where
you punch in wires in/out. If you need connection to modular jack, you
punch in pig tail with modular plug. Micky, you always seem to have
weird one of a kind problems. Are you living in a vintage house full of
vintage stuffs? You have to move along with changing times. Keep on top
of new things, LOL! In my neighborhood all cables are under ground.
Nothing clutters or overhangs.
Only trees and one piece steel street light poles(not ugly wooden poles)
You live in U.S. of A. Not in a third world country some where.
If I'm talking to a lady, a sharp blow to the face could cause me to
lose my presence of mind and express displeasure in unrefined terms.
Heavy equipment has a beeper that sounds when it backs up. Light posts
should have beepers like that, for the safety of pedestrians with cell
It's been years since I tried talking on a cell phone while walking, but
I have been practicing with my cordless phone. I often go out to check
the rain gauge while on the phone. So far, I haven't walked into the
Neighbors give me strange looks when they saw me walking around,
apparently talking to myself. I need to paint my headset and cord bright
orange so they won't get the wrong impression.
In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:34:40 -0600, Tony Hwang
Well, the punching's been done so what's left is the plugging and
Yeah, I had done that.
That't true. I don't want the same kind of problems everyone else has.
That would be like wearing the same tie or a woman wearing the same
dress as another. (Plus if I do have the same kind of problem, I have
already read about it here. New problems need answers more.)
Built in 1979.
My neighborhood too. Who mentioned cables? I only mentioned the NID.
It's always good to hear how nice your neighborhood and house are.
Instead of the lubricant WD, you might try Caig Deoxit.
A friend suggested that to me, for some electronics
connections. Well worth the $15 on Ebay. Also to displace
water, dielectric grease is good. Advance Auto Parts
has it in the row with the RTV and other small tubes.
I've used dielectric grease water displacer on many
things with success.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:51:19 -0400, micky
Also found gold RCA jacks, even at Home Depot. If I coudl find a gold
RCA plug, I might use that instead of RJ11.
Went to Home Depot
Found what J.Burns found for me. (Thanks again)
White surface mount phone jack. Says gold contacts on webpage. But
not on package.
Also ivory phone (4 springy things) and also white internet (8 springy
things) Items look alike, packinging looks alike, all 3 same price,
only the one 5 lines up says gold on webpage, but like I say, not on
package. How could it be gold when the others are the same price and
none say it on the package? Tune in and learn the solution, in the
All same Model #, 468 and either 4C or 8C but different Store SKU's
and different Internet #'s
First time I have trouble, woman looks it up for me on computer at
Contractor's Desk. Second time, she gets off the phone to go to the
back of the store. I say, Can I use the computer? She says yes. Logs
herself off. But when she comes back from somewhere else in the
store, she's impatient with me. Oh well.. She was still polite, but
one could tell.
Last time, 15 years ago, or so, no computer and no more copies of the CD
someone said they had, and the webpage was very inaccurate. It and
Lowes' the two worst on the net. Now it's pretty good, except today.
All three listed, just for the record, but there's nothing I haven't
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:51:19 -0400, micky
Finallly dawns on me: Look in the NID, the network interface device.
It's a SNI®-4600 probably by Keptel.
A = 2 Screw, 2 Wire, RJ-11 interface
No, I don't.
I looked in the NID and I saw there was room for the surface mount jack,
out of the weather (but still with humidity).
But I'd already remembered. THERE ARE SCREWS, 2 of them, red and green.
That's all I need, No shopping, no money.
See red and green screws in picture:
Still raining today but I'll fix it when it's clear out.
I should have done this in the first place, but I was only used to
plugging in the telephone to test the line.
Thanks everyone for your help.
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