Hi, all - please see relevant pic. attached.
Is there anywhere I can get a knowledgeable answer geared to dummies on this issue? Because I'm not even sure that phone-wiring guys or electricians are so familiar with this, or are they??
For these past days/weeks I don't have phone service except in computer room. I know nothing about phone splitters, DSL-splitters or Cable splitters. So I've been endlessly browsing diagrams of same, but for the life of me cannot understand electronics. I'm just not a natural at tech.
To the point:
When I had DSL service (with MagicJack Plus-device) - I was able to get phone service on all phone lines in my house, with use of a Splitter. It was fairly livable with. Granted, people didn't always get thru, such as when they were using cellphones to call me. And when phoning businesses, I'd need to press prolongedly to reach options on phone menu's. And they didn't always work. And sometimes people wouldn't hear me or vice versa.
.....I used to think that was due to the old copper-wire thru which DSL & POTS runs. But now i'm thinking it may have had to do with my wimpy unprofessional 1950s phone wiring that's based down in the basement, where there are stretches of skinny wires that are a far cry from CAT. At parts where they're joined, there's bare-copper with frayed edges.
Now I've switched to Cable (with MagicJack GO-device). And the only way I'm able to receive calls, is only via the phone in computer-room and only with the Splitter removed from its receptable.
So I'm wondering - could that be happening because the higher frequency signals running from Cable and MJ-GO are too much for the pitiful phone wiring to handle, down in basement? Whereas the wimpy wiring was able to handle DSL? Or rather, might the culprit be the splitter or jacks you see in my pic. to the left of the surge-protector?
But my MAIN question is - if that's the case - what is the fix? So that I can have phone in my other rooms as well? Note I do NOT want wireless ONLY wired.
Edited by jally, 18 January 2017 - 07:48 PM.