Common household remedies request
Continued landline woes:
The DSL, oddly enough, works (although I'm wondering if some of the dropped connection issues I've had have been due to a dirty line). So Skype works, and I'm not completely cut off.
However, for the past few days I've been able to call out, but not in. Today, the phone company guys came, and it's not the line into the house.
That's the good news. The bad news is that now the phone believes that it's "in use."
So the issue is inside the house. I just did the only thing I know how to do, which is check a junction box under the crawlspace. That's good news, unless the bad news is I have to go under the crawlspace.
The DSL and the landline are the same line until my kitchen, at which point they split. Since the DSL works fine, I wonder if the issue could be with the phone itself?
UPDATE I replaced the phone line from the splitter to the phone but no joy, with or without the DSL doodad. How the heck does the DSL work, but not the landline?