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    math1
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    InstaJack for Modem

    Anyone have any experience with the GE (Jasco) InstaJack for Modems? It uses a base station plugged into an electrical outlet and connected to a phone line. The extender station can be plugged into any other electrical outlet and connected to a modem. So far, I haven't had any success at connecting above 28Kbs and keep getting disconnected from my ISP. When connected to a regular phone jack none of these problems occur. Any hints? The manufacturer was no help.
    Thanks, Anne

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    Re: InstaJack for Modem

    Probably down to a lot of noise on your power lines. There are filters for this, installed at the meter/consumer unit; but this is probably prohibitively expensive <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>. You might improve things by ensuring that your supply has an adequate earth, but unless you have an earth loop impedance tester lying around, you'll need an electrician.
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    Re: InstaJack for Modem

    Thanks for the reply. I'll be returning the InstaJack and will spring for the extra $ to have the phone company install additional jacks.
    Anne

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    Re: InstaJack for Modem

    I dont' know about the phone company you're using, but it's mighty expensive to have the phone guy come out and install extra jacks where I live.

    I can go to my local hardware store, and others, and pick up the required parts to do it myself (or get a couple of friends over to do it for a beer or three).

    Just a bit of a heads up...

    The job is fairly simple (for my phone company anyways)...it might be worth the time to try it...
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: InstaJack for Modem

    Yep. Just make sure you match up the colours on the wires and it should be easy as pie.

    Only nasty job is fishing cables.

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    math1
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    Re: InstaJack for Modem

    Thanks for the hints. Think I will go to Lowe's tomorrow and get some wire and a jack box. My phone company wants $44 to come into the house, $18 per quarter hour, plus materials.
    Anne

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    Re: InstaJack for Modem

    Wow. I always thought I was undercharging!
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    Re: InstaJack for Modem - I installed my own

    OK I did it. I ran my own extension jack. Cost $16 at Lowes for wire and jack, and I still have 70 ft of wire left. Hardest thing was drilling hole for wire through floor molding. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Anne

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