On Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:59:34 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Since you don't know how to use Google or any other search engone, a
NID is a "network interface device" which generally speaking os a bod
with an RJ type jack on the line side and an RJ type plug on the user
side which plugs in to connect the house to the line and allows you to
plug a phone i n directly to the line, isolating the home wiring for
On Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:20:00 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I read newsgroups for a reason. If I had no real life and could spend
ALL my time on the internet, I might spend it googling the web all day
long. And when I have dialup it would take all day.
If somene posts to these newsgroups, it would only make sense to put the
FULL WORDING for initials on the topic at least once. Just common
courtesy. We live in a world with far too many initials, and only people
in that business understand them.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:35:33 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
It doesn't take all day to figure out what NID or similar means.
Just to prove it, I just opened a new window, typed "NID phone"
and a whole bunch of hits with the answer was listed. Took less
than 10 secs and the words Network Inteface Device were there.
It would take a couple of mins more if you wanted to click on one
or two for more information.
Some people appear to be "naturally" helpless, and won't try a simple,
fast thing to get the information, but will have to use the more
complicated, slower method of asking and waiting for a possible answer
(that's likely to not be as good).
My phone service has a box on the outside of the house which has a plug
just like the plug in phone jacks. I'm assuming this is what it is.
If my phone is not working, I pop off that cover, unplug the whole
house, and plug a (known to work) phone directly into that box. If that
fixes it, then I know the problem is in my house. Otherwise I call the
phone company and it's their job to fix it at no cost to me.
On Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:58:10 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
OK, whoevewr operates the central office is responsible for the dial
tone. Getting it to you may be the responsibility of a third party
depending where youl live. Makes for a real "pass the buck
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:47:21 AM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
ome number from my cell I hear ringing, but the phones in the house don't r
replace all the DSL filters one by one. But could they all 5 go dead at onc
e? Could a surge go through the lightning arrestors, knock out 3 phones, le
ave the DSL router and answering machine untouched? I don't think so.
ine is in the basement and terminates on a lighting block arrestor. Two mar
oon solenoids on the sides with incoming wire connected above, and phone li
oming wire posts and connected a phone. No dial tone.
incoming directly to my router? It's not a long run maybe 6 feet.
THanks to all for all the info. This is far more than I found searching onl
ine. Consumers really do understand tech and what to do to help themselves!
On Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:35:42 -0400, Stormin Mormon
This is also a very high impedance source, It is not going to light a
lamp unless it is ringing. Then it would light a neon.
500 ohms or less will take the line "off hook" and show busy to an
It really sounds like he is not connected to the central office but it
is connected to the DSL hub which might just be a box on a pole, right
up the street.
On 04/28/2016 07:47 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Unlikely, but ONE failing could cause the problem if it created a short
(at the low frequencies used for phone but not the high frequencies used
for DSL). Fixing that may even improve your DSL. Also, the problem may
be elsewhere in your inside wiring.
I don't have a NID either. Doesn't matter since I switched to cable for
both phone and internet.
Why would you have solenoids there? Like another poster said, they could
Do you get a dial tone with the two incoming wires only? (disconnect
them and connect ONLY them to your jack)
It appears that you have failed to disconnect your inside wiring, while
testing the incoming line. A NID makes this easier, but you still need
to do it.
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