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decadude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: 3 way splitter jack

I am looking for a 3 way splitter jack that "works" with the magic jack.

everyone of them i buy only one line seems to work and the other two do not

this is getting frustrating

i want one 3 way splitter to plug into the magicjack and then plug three different phones all to operate off the same magic jack line

someone plllllease help
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Sherwin Williams
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: 3 way splitter jack

decadude wrote:
I am looking for a 3 way splitter jack that "works" with the magic jack.

everyone of them i buy only one line seems to work and the other two do not

this is getting frustrating

i want one 3 way splitter to plug into the magicjack and then plug three different phones all to operate off the same magic jack line

someone plllllease help

Perhaps the Resistor Fix will help?
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decadude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: huh

odd i just bought one and it appears two of the lines work but only one doesnt


before people respond i should probably post more detail

i am trying to hook up a fax, a phone sensor security device and a land line phone so the wireless base station thing isnt a fix for me i just need one land line phone

im using three different devices so i really do need a 3 way splitter to in fact work

so is there a problem with getting 3 way splitters to work with the magic jack??
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decadude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: 3 way splitter jack

Sherwin Williams wrote:
decadude wrote:
I am looking for a 3 way splitter jack that "works" with the magic jack.

everyone of them i buy only one line seems to work and the other two do not

this is getting frustrating

i want one 3 way splitter to plug into the magicjack and then plug three different phones all to operate off the same magic jack line

someone plllllease help

Perhaps the Resistor Fix will help?


from what im reading that resistor fix is to fix caller id stuff???
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murphy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject:

There are two kinds of 3 way splitter. The simpler one, and what you want, splits incoming line 1 into 3 jacks that are all line 1. The more complex one feeds both line 1 and line 2 through to one of the jacks, feeds line one to one of the other jacks, and line 2 to the third jack. With one of these connected to MagicJack, two of the jacks would have line 1 and the third jack would be dead. Look at the 3 way jack. If it's the latter type, it will have the three jacks labeled as Line 1, Line 2, Line 1/2.
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decadude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: still need help

murphy wrote:
There are two kinds of 3 way splitter. The simpler one, and what you want, splits incoming line 1 into 3 jacks that are all line 1. The more complex one feeds both line 1 and line 2 through to one of the jacks, feeds line one to one of the other jacks, and line 2 to the third jack. With one of these connected to MagicJack, two of the jacks would have line 1 and the third jack would be dead. Look at the 3 way jack. If it's the latter type, it will have the three jacks labeled as Line 1, Line 2, Line 1/2.



i have on jack labeled

L1+L3
L2+L3
L1+L2+L3

i have another jack labeled

L1
L2
L3


the first jack will give me two connections and one line is dead no dial tone

the second jack will give me only one and the other two lines dead??

maybe someone could send me a link to a working adapter of what i would need here


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decadude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: maybe this

the numbering is different

http://cgi.ebay.com/L1-L2-L1+L2-2-Line-Phone-Splitter,Telephone,RJ11,RJ12_W0QQitemZ300283766119QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081230?IMSfp=TL081230114004r10379
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murphy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject:

I've never seen either one of those.
The one that you want has no labeling at all.
The Radio Shack Catalog #: 279-435 is what you want.
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decadude
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: need more ideas

does anyone have any links to other jacks that will work for what i am looking to do that adapter at radio shack got garbage reviews
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gots2go
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject:

Hmm... not to flame but the one 'bad' review it received on the Radio Shack site seemed to be a very specialized case where the size of the adapter made a difference. Maybe it's me?

I offer this opinion as I too am looking for a splitter and this RS splitter seems to be the solution to my needs. Time will only tell;-)
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decadude
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: maybe other options tho

does anyone know of any other options though other than the ratshack splitter
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tony
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:31 am    Post subject: Re: maybe other options tho

decadude wrote:
does anyone know of any other options though other than the ratshack splitter


Try a dollar store? They often have household odds and ends including splitters for cheap. This assuming you are in Canada or the US, can't tell where you are located.
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