Can you split a digital phone line?
Correspondingly, how do I split a DSL phone line?
Plug a DSL line splitter into the wall jack that you're using for your DSL modem connection. The splitter splits the jack's services into two, one for the telephone and one for the modem. Plug a telephone wire into one of the splitter jacks. Plug the other end of the wire into the jack on the rear of the DSL modem.
Similarly, how far can you run a DSL line? Maximum distance on the telephone is probably several miles. The DSL is going to depend on how far you are from the telephone company "central office" as DSL IS dicey after about 10,000 (it may be 20,000) feet if I remember correctly.
Keeping this in view, can you run Internet through a phone line?
DSL is a very high-speed connection that uses the same wires as a regular telephone line. You can leave your Internet connection open and still use the phone line for voice calls. DSL doesn't necessarily require new wiring; it can use the phone line you already have.
How do I activate DSL?
Plug in the green phone cord that came with your modem.
- Plug one end of the phone cord into the phone jack in the wall.
- Plug the other end of the phone cord into the 'DSL' port on the modem. (
- Wait 4 to 6 minutes for the DSL light to turn solid green.