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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

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last modified: 2006-12-21 23:47:07