cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Ask a Question
Den88
New Contributor
New Contributor

Multiple phone outlet line termination

FTTN Connection;  I have 4 phone sockets on the line and Optus Modem is on the second socket. System works but occasional drop out and speed issues due to external line issues and variable Optus speeds.

Is it useful to terminate the line at the third socket to reduce line connections to two ?  Access to second socket wiring connections is restricted.

Main question is re termination do you use a special terminator across the wires or just disconnect the line and leave pair open circuit ?

Unable to use first socket for modem and 1, 3 and 4 are not used.

Thanks for any advice.

0 Kudos
Reply
2 Replies
Dave-P
Contributor
Contributor

Re: Multiple phone outlet line termination

Ideally there should be no other branches. The line should go to the modem and preferably nowhere else.

Removal of branches should be done as close as possible at the main trunk. Disconnection of line going to third socket would not hurt and may help.

You are not permitted in Australia to do any work on the fixed telephone wiring unless you are licenced.

0 Kudos
Reply
Dave-P
Contributor
Contributor

Re: Multiple phone outlet line termination

Re

Main question is re termination do you use a special terminator across the wires or just disconnect the line and leave pair open circuit ?

Do you mean, should you join the individual wires at an unwanted termination? Definitely not. The wires should not be joined together. Each wire (red, white etc) must be separate. Typically one would cut off the bare copper to leave the insulated wire safe.

But if the third branch is currently going to a phone socket, and you cannot access where it starts, just leave it. Better to  be going to a socket, than cutting it off at the socket with wires dangling loose. The improvement is to cut the branch where it starts.

Maybe I misunderstand your question.

0 Kudos
Reply