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Networking Phones Together in Building

I have a number siemens optipoint 500 economy phones. They have been used in an office environment in which the networking of the phones were managed by a third party. I would now like to use them in ...
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Where should I connect a second slave phone box?

Hi I'm new to doing diy jobs, but I already wired up a slave phone line to the master box. I'm now looking to wire a 3rd box up, would I wire this off the slave box or the master ?
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How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?

I have six (6) phone lines running from my rooms into the basement. They are not terminated as this is a new build. I need to determine which line corresponds to which room. Is there a way to do this ...
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Buzz in the phone

Why do I get a loud buzz in my telephone when the overhead fluorescent lights are on in my kitchen and can it be fixed?
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Could home phone wiring cause a one-sided phone call (where I can hear them but they can't hear me)?

I have wired my phone from our cable modem to the phone junction box for our home in the basement. I stripped and hooked each of 4 teeny tiny delicate wires to the junction box. For the most part this ...
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How can I trace and troubleshoot phone lines?

I have a non-working phone jack that I'm trying to troubleshoot. My house has a lot of strange wiring, and many of the phone lines come together in a messy junction box with random color coding. I ...