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Since I installed broadband, I have an annoying intermittent feedback whistle on the wall phone in the kitchen. The other 2 phones are OK.
I have 3 phones, the phone cable from the pole comes to the kitchen first, then an extension to the hall and a further extension to the bedroom. With broadband I plugged a filter, with phone and ADSL socket into each phone socket. I've tried swapping the filters around but nothing has changed. I wonder whether to buy a new filter in case one is dud?
The only other thing I can think of is that in order to use the computer in another bedroom I unscrewed the cap on the old style round jack plug socket and wired another extension through to this jackplug socket. The bedroom phone and PC work fine but I notice that the telephone does not ring with incoming calls (there is no phone in the original bedroom). Is it possible that a mistake in wiring on this extra bedroom extension is causing this feedback in the kitchen? Any thoughts gratefully received as you can imagine my wife is far from happy with this situation.
I had this problem
Try disconecting one phone at a time and see if its a phone thats causing that annoying intermittent feedback.
One other thing I did and was advised by a BT engineer was too remove the top cover off the main incoming BT box and plug straight into the back socket this cut out back feed I was getting a new top was fit and that was ok.
If you know where the cables run check them out.
It sounds like you may have made a mistake when connecting up your new bedroom socket, hence the lack of ringing. Did you connect up 2 or 3 wires?
BTW, I would suggest not doing anything within the main (first) incoming socket. BT can get a bit upset about that if they find out.
One for "my postings" I think, I can use the links that spuds has included for when I redo my connections once I've moved. Thankyou
(Thank you all very much for your answers) In reply to rmcqua, I connected 3 wires.
The wires coming into the old round jackplug terminal are a different colour and by trial and error I got it working, however as I mentioned, the phone doesn't ring and the main phone has feedback.
At present the wiring is:
Incoming to ancient round Jack plug then connected on to new wired extension as follows:
1. Brown connected to new wire white
2. Orange connected to new wire orange
3. Blue connected to new wire green
4. Incoming wire green not connected to new wire
The new cable has a blue wire which is not connected.
My daughter had the same problem and after lots of calls to bt and £15 of calls later the problem was traced back to the outside connection box which was fixed by the bt engineer. pc and phone now working.
Problem solved and many thanks to Spuds. I found from clicking on his links to circuit diagrams that pins 2,3 and 5 were the live ones. I then looked at the wiring and traced the old wiring colours from these pins on to my new extension.
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