I am trying to rewire the telephone wires in my home, and I appear to be not getting it. I have extremely familiar with running cat5, as I use it all day long for my job, and thought telephoney was just as straight forward.
I have standard 4 wire telephone wire. It's got yellow, green, red, and black. On one end, I have a punch down terminal inside the wall in a wall plate. That side is wired correctly, according to the keystone diagram. I actually have two of these coming from two different rooms. I then combine them both into one using a splitter like this:
That goes directly into my comcast business modem/phone. I have a cable checker that I use for my coax and rj45 connections, and it also has voice testing, too. When I check any of the cables, it shows up as open on all wires, and I can't figure out why.
I thought the wires needed to be the same all the way through, but in looking at how the wire is bundled, that doesn't seem possible. Putting the connector on both ends, then comparing the ends shows that the two inside wires are reversed. (One end is yellow, green, red, black, the other is yellow, red, green, black). I have tried remaking all the wires all the way through the line and cannot get the line to work. Even testing with a phone shows that the line is in use.
What am I doing wrong?