Ping kráftéé ? Advice needed to trace wiring fault.

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Howard Neil, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Howard Neil

    Howard Neil Guest

    My apologies if this post appears twice. Having posted it, PlusNet's
    usenet server had problems and my original is not now shown on the
    server. I have no way of knowing if it has been correctly posted at the
    moment, hence this repeat.

    Tomorrow, I am going to try to help out a neighbour and attempt to trace
    a wiring fault. I could do with any suitable advice before starting.

    The situation is this:-

    He has just been enabled for broadband but could not connect and asked
    me for help (not that I know very much).

    He has two telephone extensions leading from the master socket and his
    computer is using one of them. He is using a router but the DSL light
    was not showing.

    When the router is attached to the test socket of the master socket, the
    DSL light comes on. When the router is plugged into the front plate
    socket of the master socket, the DSL light stays off. I therefore
    presume that there is a fault in his extension wiring.

    What I propose to do tomorrow (please correct any mistaken assumptions) is:-

    Expose the connections at all of the sockets, run a length of spare wire
    (bell wire) between them and test each telephone wire for continuity
    (using the bell wire for the return path). This, I hope, will show where
    the fault is and enable us to correct it or re-wire as necessary.

    Any comments/suggestions are welcome, please.
    Howard Neil, Aug 31, 2006
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