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MacGyver
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reply to Al43

Re: Is Bell Obligated to Provide me Demarcation Outlet?

Yup, that is an Excelsus Z-200SM filter, a filter that is used for one telephone device. But myself and others have used it and other similar filters in the same way. Honestly, until this thread, it's been doing it's thing for years without me giving it a second thought. It's nice to not have to worry about filtering each phone in the house because we have a LOT of phone devices: Two cordless phones with four handsets, two corded phones, a fax machine, two ExpressVu receivers, a DSL modem, and a dialup faxmodem. Plus my wife will be starting a home business soon and that means another two lines coming in to the house! BTW, I sync at 5 megs which is the maximum I'm entitled to under my current contract with Sympatico.

When terminating cable, you can either terminate it on a punch block or a screw terminal. The common phone jacks you get almost anywhere have screw terminals, which are convenient for the average homeowner. That's what I used in the first example before I moved to a punch block.

Al43

join:2008-04-25
London, ON
Thanks for all the info MacGyver....now to find a decent punchblock and I'll tackle this project.

Al43

join:2008-04-25
London, ON

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Thanks for all your help MacGyver...here's what I have now.

I ran cat3 cable from my office to the demark and terminated both ends in wall jacks.

Then I butchered an old phone cord and wired it into the wall jack at my demarc and plugged the other end into my demarc box.

I plugged a phone cable into the same wall jack and the other end into the line side of the filter.

Then it was just a matter of plugging the phone cable from the punch block into the filter.

Stuffed the cables up behind the board to make it look a little neater and I was done.

As you can see it made a nice difference in my stats. Now I'd like to find somewhere to purchase or salvage a Bix block and tidy things up a bit more. Thanks again.


Bicephale

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Congratulations!

According to these numbers, you've moved your
house closer to the C.O. by about 656 meters...



MacGyver
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Nice work!