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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Recently moved mrs wants phoneline upstairs.
The main phone socket is in living room fed with black cable from grey bt box near front door.
There is a phone socket in the bedroom which is dead and a white cable going into the garage which is coiled up the wire colours from this cable are blue white green and orange.
Near the garage door is a black cable which contains 6 coloured cables white with blue dots, blue with white dots,green with white dots,white with green dots,orange with white dots and white with orange dots.This cable is also fed from the grey bt box near the front door. I presume they were connected together in the past looks like shelving was put up by previous owners and in haste to remove shelving has led to the messy cabling.
Is it possible to connect the 2 cables together to make the phone socket upstairs work ? It would be for phoneline only no internet.
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No problem. Line is on blue/white, white/blue and ringing is extended from master socket usually on orange/white or white/orange. It really doesn't matter which colours you use as long as you use the same colours at each junction/socket.


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I moved our master socket from down stairs to upstairs strictly a BT man job but if you move the master socket make sure the wires dont touch each other as you might blow the fuse out on the pole and that will be expensive.
I removed the cables and then re drilled the hole to pass through the stud wall upstairs.
My master cable had a choice of wires but only white and orange were connected to the master box
So whatever cable you connect to the secondry box work backwards to the master socket and connect those cables to the correct connection like A and B
I placed my router right next to the master and used boosters around the house to connect in my others items.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:12 am 
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Maj_Eiswater wrote:
make sure the wires dont touch each other as you might blow the fuse out on the pole and that will be expensive.


There are no fuses on the BT pole near your house, its just a junction box.

BUT its not good to let the wires touch each other.....

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Or why not just plug in the base set of a cordless phones with two or three handsets / chargers? I haven't used the hard wiring here for years.


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Finally got round to trying to get phone line upstairs to work as above I connected the white cable running upstairs to white blue from black cable in garage phone says 'please check line cord I then swapped cables round to solid blue to white blue stripe same result ? the white cable running upstairs has solid green red white and blue cables the black cable in garage I need to connect to has solid blue with white stripe solid white with blue stripe solid green with white stripe solid white with green stripe solid white with orange stripe and solid orange with white stripe ? so I have 4 cables with solid colours to conect to 6 cables with various stripes. I checked the box upstairs that the phone plugs into it has the solid white and solid blue wires connected so I tried connecting them to the white blue stripe and blue white striped cable again phone showing 'please check the line cord' HELP.


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The colours do not matter as such.
What does matter is that you connect the same colours to the same terminals at each end.

Start at the "dead" end first then connect the cable to "live" end (the phone socket that is working)
As I said connect the same colours to the same terminals in the live socket as you already have in the dead socket.
You should only be using terminal 2, 5 and 3. in all sockets.

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2 and 5 work the phone and will show around 50 volt DC between them, 3 is for the bell with old phones, those which require power to the phone don't use 3. The polarity between 2 and 5 swaps to ring the bell, so wrong way around phone will work but bell will not ring.


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Thanks for all replys I gave up ripped all the wires out and bought a phone with 4 extensions so problem solved in a roundabout way ! Billy


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