An INI (Indoor Network Interface)
is an thick wall plate device that acts as a legal point of demarcation in a customer's apartment or condominium. Basically, it is where the phone company's phone/data wires end and the customer's home wiring starts. The phone company (and/or the property managers) are responsible for the wiring up to the INI and the customer (and/or the property manager) is responsible for any wiring after the INI. INIs are usually located in laundry closets, kitchens, bedrooms, or hall closets. Note
: Not all apartments have an INI. A common INI is shown below.
Since an INI is where the phone company's wiring stops and the resident's wiring begins, it's a great place to isolate problems. For detailed instructions about testing your modem or circuit please reference the INI Test FAQ
.Andy Houtz DSL
by Andy Houtz edited by FAQFixer
last modified: 2006-12-21 23:47:07