How to install telephone extension jacks

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How to install telephone extension jacks
A landline phone (telephone chrome image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

Additional or extension phone jacks provide easier access to landline telephones. Missed calls and other problems brought about by a poorly located landline telephone can be eliminated by installing a telephone extension jack. It might seem too technical, but installing a telephone extension jack is a relatively simple task. Most local hardware or electronic stores regularly sell the materials needed and the installation itself do not require any tools.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • RJ11 Telephone line cord 2 way jack splitter
  • RJ11 Telephone line cord coupler
  • RJ11 Flat telephone line extension cord
  • Extra landline telephone

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unplug your current phone wire from the wall jack or outlet.

    How to install telephone extension jacks
    Unplug the telephone cord (cable rj-45 image by Sergey Galushko from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Plug the RJ11 Telephone Line Cord 2 Way Jack Splitter into the wall jack where the original telephone wire used to be plugged. This will instantly turn the single wall jack into a double wall jack which can accommodate two phone lines.

  3. 3

    Plug the telephone into one side of the RJ11 Telephone Line Cord 2 Way Jack Splitter. The telephone should instantly be functional as soon as it is plugged and a dial tone should immediately be audible. The other side of the RJ11 Telephone Line 2 Way Jack Splitter should still be empty at this point and available for the extension telephone line.

  4. 4

    Measure the distance from the wall jack to the new spot where the extension telephone should be located. Take into consideration the bends and corners where the phone line will run. Proceed to a local hardware or electronics store to buy the RJ11 Flat Telephone Extension Cord. The cords are available in various lengths from 8 feet to 100 feet in length.

    How to install telephone extension jacks
    An extension telephone cord (RJ-11 telephone cable image by TekinT from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Plug one end of the RJ11 Flat Extension Telephone Cord that you bought into the remaining slot of the RJ11 Telephone Line 2 Way Jack Splitter and run the Flat Extension Cord along the sides of walls up to the spot where the extension phone should be located.

  6. 6

    Plug the end of the RJ11 Flat Telephone Extension Cord into the RJ11 Telephone Cord Coupler.

  7. 7

    Plug the extension phone into the RJ11 Telephone Line Cord Coupler that you just installed at the end of the RJ11 Extension Cord. The extension telephone should immediately be functional and a dial tone should be audible.

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