Okay, I have been troubleshooting an issue with the telephone wiring at the house. I refuse to pay a monthly fee for 'maintenance' because I ran the wires myself.
But, I would like to move from the scenario we have now to a situation where the wires are actually all inside the house. Like a business would be set up, basically.
As it sits right now, we have one (1) phone number (1 line) that comes in to the NID (network interface device). From there, we have four (4) lines that go to various phones in the house. All this takes place outside at the NID box. Here is what I would "like" to do:
In this situation, I have a single line that runs from the NID into the house to a punch-down block (I assume). Then, that punch-down block services any and all phone we have in the house, including DSL. Now, I have two questions:
1) Could someone explain in PLAIN ENGLISH how I would accomplish this? I've looked online and it's ugly what I have found - very confusing)?
2) If we move to an Ethernet connection from our telephone company, are there issues with having things set up the way I want them? By Ethernet, I'm talking a 10Mb/sec connection (believe it or not, we are slated to get that here in Prescott, Arkansas VERY soon!)?
Any help, guidance, web resources, etc, are greatly appreciated!