Home NID wiring diagram/FAQ? (for DSL)

I've had Adelphia cable for the last 5 years and have had nothing but good experiences when it came to latency and throughput... At least until the FCC ok'd the Comcast/Time Warner buy-out. (August) Now during peek times (4-12PM) my pings jump to about 300 ms and I get about 100KB/sec down. Bleh.

... enter DSL. My service is slated to be enabled by next Friday but I have some concerns about the telephone wiring coming into my house. The previous owners of the house tinkered with just about everything and when I opened my NID (the grey box on the exterior of your house that handles your telco connection), I found a rats nest.

I know most everything about computer wiring, but almost nothing about the various wires that the telco provides and how the NID should be configured for DSL use. Anyone have advice or a good FAQ/pictures?

Just do a homerun. Telephone wiring is the same as regular networking (Cat5), the only difference is in the amount of cables used. Telephone only needs two pairs (analog) while PC's need four I think. Anyways, just run a Cat5 from the NID to the room with the modem and it should be set. A dedicated cable for the network.

Do you have a alarm?
House or condo?

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/10322
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7910
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/6198
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7144
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7139

Chum wrote:

.... had Adelphia cable for the last 5 years and have had nothing but good experiences when it came to latency and throughput... At least until the FCC okd the Comcast/Time Warner buy-out. (August) Now during peek times (4-12PM) my pings jump to about 300 ms and I get about 100KB/sec down. Bleh.

Currently an Adelphia (now TW) customer, this does not bode well.