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Using this to attach 2 phone lines for bonded double pair DSL. My phone cable is 4 wire (black, red, green, yellow). Looking at the keystone from the back side with clear cover up, from left to right should my wires go black, red, green, yellow or should they go yellow, green, red, black?
I knew going in that due to the width of the keystone I would bot be able to use 2 of them side by side.
"Note that the width of the RJ11/12 keystones is such that two cannot be used side-by-side in the same wall-plate."
I took this statement to mean that I would not be able to use two RJ11's (or RJ45's) side by side but in fact you can not use any other keystone alongside this one, not even a blank insert due to the width. I find it laughable that thse keystones are not fully compatible with Monoprice's own 4 port wallplates. Other manufacturers such as Leviton do not have this issue so why does Monoprice? I think it's time for Monoprice to find another supplier that can guarantee 100 percent compatibility.
I bought 4 thinking I would just keep some spares. 1st thing is the cap is about impossible to get off. I broke the first one trying to just get it off. The second I wired up and it did not work. Came here and see the warning that the color codes on cap is wrong. IMHO if they know it's wrong Monoprice should not even be shipping these. Broke that cap trying to remove it to rewire correctly. On 3rd one, finally got it to work. It fits loosely in my keystone faceplate. I've been ordering for years from Monoprice without ever getting something so poorly made.
Here's a list of the things that I found lacking: 1. There is no reason for it to be this wide. They could have made it stick out towards the back rather than the sides. As others have mentioned, it prevents putting anything else next to it. 2. There is room for 8 pins, but for some reason they only put in 4. The picture on the product page shows 6. I personally would have paid another penny for the extra pair, and at least half that would be profit for them, so why not? 3. Sits loose in the plate. I'm afraid it will pop out at some time. 4. The wire layout is on the clear plastic wire cover. The only problem is trying to figure if you should put the blue wire in the one that is blue over white, or white over blue the same is true for the green pair. Eventually I figured out that the one with the slightly longer blue part is for the blue wire (at least I hope that's what it means). Maybe if they had put the stripe color in the middle of the main color, it would have been easier to figure out. By the way, there are no instructions. 5. It's difficult to figure out how to get the cover off. Did I mention there are no instructions? 6. There is a big hole in the bottom side of the jack that goes right into the wall space. This makes a great pass-through for spiders if you don't have anything plugged into it. 7. I found no difference in ease-of-installation between this jack and other non-tool-less keystone jacks. In fact, I would say I spent more time on this, what with trying to figure the dang thing out.
The only reason I can see to buy this is the price. It's 6 times cheaper than I've found at the major chain stores. I'm still undecided if it's worth it. If it does pop out, I will have my answer.