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JohnO2014
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Old telephone wall sockets and the NBN

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We're getting the NBN soon.

It seems we can plug our home land-line into the new NBN modem.

However, will the other wall phone sockets around the house work with the NBN?

I'm sure this has probably been answered but I couldn't find it.

Thanks.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Old telephone wall sockets and the NBN

The NBN modem should work plugged into any of the sockets but will work best connected to the socket connected directly to the lead in cable from the street. Having a lot of sockets connected to the lead in cable can also significantly reduce the speed of the connection and also cause drop outs. Its best to have a qualified electrician isolate any spare phone socket from the socket used for the connections especially if you experience trouble with your connection..

If the other sockets are isolated from the lead in cable and from the phone socket used for the NBN connection. you can then use them to extend the phone socket at the back of the modem to phones in other rooms.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Old telephone wall sockets and the NBN

The NBN modem should work plugged into any of the sockets but will work best connected to the socket connected directly to the lead in cable from the street. Having a lot of sockets connected to the lead in cable can also significantly reduce the speed of the connection and also cause drop outs. Its best to have a qualified electrician isolate any spare phone socket from the socket used for the connections especially if you experience trouble with your connection..

If the other sockets are isolated from the lead in cable and from the phone socket used for the NBN connection. you can then use them to extend the phone socket at the back of the modem to phones in other rooms.

JohnO2014
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Old telephone wall sockets and the NBN

Thanks for that.
I'm really struggling with the Telstra 'help' when it comes to the NBN.
I find their offers, online assistance both vague and incomplete.
ian3391
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Old telephone wall sockets and the NBN

Do what I did  Buy a 3 or 4 set of digital phones   if you don't have  ,Plug the base station one into the NBN  modem  , Green  phone port .

You will find that all the other phones will work as normal  ,

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