Phones ring when I plug PC in.

  76pe 20:01 01 Nov 2003

When I moved my Win 98 pc into a different room & plugged the phone wire in to use the Internet, it made all the phones in the house ring constantly. I bought a new cable and the same thing happenend. I tried a different socket in the house. Same. I unplugged all but one phone to lower the REN - same again. I can't therefore get connected to the Internet on it. The little wires in the socket on the PC all seem to be straight and not crossed or anything etc. Has anyone any idea what the problem is, please?

  recap 20:15 01 Nov 2003

If you plugged the phone in to it's original socket does it make the phones ring?

  graham√ 20:15 01 Nov 2003

Swop wires 2 and 5.

  powerless 20:18 01 Nov 2003

graham square tick - he know his connections ;-)

  76pe 22:09 01 Nov 2003

Don't understand 'swap wires 2 & 5'. And yes, the phones still ring if I plug it into the original socket.

  graham√ 22:26 01 Nov 2003

This happens when the sockets are not wired correctly. Start at the main socket and check the wiring. The standard wiring is Blue with white rings on 2. White with blue rings on 5. Orange with white rings on 3.

If the wires on 2 and 5 are reversed somewhere you will get this fault.

  oglemire 22:26 01 Nov 2003

There are two modem cables being straight through and cross over.

  graham√ 10:04 02 Nov 2003

Sunday morning reflection - 2 and 3 will do it also.

  76pe 10:26 02 Nov 2003

That's all beyond me I'm afraid - and what I don't understand is why did the PC connect to that same socket perfectly well before I moved the PC to another room, though?

  spuds 12:01 02 Nov 2003

Possibly a daft question. When you moved your pc, did you knock it, and maybe loosened the modem.Other suggestion,check your wiring and sockets as mentioned above.

  graham√ 12:40 02 Nov 2003

Forget the sockets for a moment. If you plug the lead in with the PC end not connected, do the phones ring? If not, now connect to the PC. If they ring then, it's a modem fault.

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