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Mar 20, 2017
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Voip Wireless Adapter

With telephone landline service, once I got the service, I can connect my phone to where has a connector, (the RJ11 wall adapter), but with voip service, I need to connect the adapter to the modem router. If I need two phones in two different locations, then I may need two modem routers???
I would like to know is there a wireless adapter similar to the Ooma Telo Air 2 that can be connected via wifi?
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Oct 12, 2005
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Markham, ON
If there is no longer land line service at your home (i.e., no power at your demarc point in the basement or wherever your demarc point is), you should be able to connect your VOIP adapter to any one of the phone jacks in your house, and the rest of your house should be able to access the phone service via your VOIP adapter.

Your VOIP adapter's connection to your router can be wired or wireless, depending on what service you have. Once you connect the RJ-11 cable from your VOIP adapter to one of your wall jacks, all other RJ-11 jacks at your home should get a dial tone when you plug in a phone. I have an OBi200 that is connected by Ethernet, and the RJ-11 cable goes from the OBi200 to the wall jacks in my living room, and I can plug in a phone anywhere else and get a dial tone to make calls.
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Sep 29, 2005
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I bought a Wi-Fi adapter for my Obihai 202 about 6 years ago. It plugs into a USB port on the back of the Obihai. Never ended up using it though. They still sell it.

This is the detail from my Newegg invoice at the time.
33-617-004 VOIP ACC OBIHAI| OBIWIFI R 1 $24.99 $24.99

I googled the part and this was the best price I could find without jumping through hoops. I have no idea who these people are.

https://www.deploydepot.ca/obihai-polyc ... MDEALw_wcB
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Mar 20, 2017
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The voip service offered by ebox or Altima do not need any adapter, they state just plug your regular landline phone to their modem router. I just wonder how can I use another landline phone from another location such as the bedroom.
If I use internet service from ebox or Altima, can I get voip from voip.ms and use the modem router provided by ebox or Altima?
Thanks!
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Apr 25, 2005
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North York
phed001 wrote: The voip service offered by ebox or Altima do not need any adapter, they state just plug your regular landline phone to their modem router. I just wonder how can I use another landline phone from another location such as the bedroom.
If I use internet service from ebox or Altima, can I get voip from voip.ms and use the modem router provided by ebox or Altima?
Thanks!
You don't have to plug your phone into their modem router, you can use an extension line to connect the modem router to the closest phone jack. This way all phone jacks on same circuit will have service.
I don't know about the configuration of this modem router, but if you have access to a voip configuration page, then I suppose you can change to voip.ms.
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phed001 wrote: The voip service offered by ebox or Altima do not need any adapter, they state just plug your regular landline phone to their modem router. I just wonder how can I use another landline phone from another location such as the bedroom.
If I use internet service from ebox or Altima, can I get voip from voip.ms and use the modem router provided by ebox or Altima?
Thanks!
What home phone system are you using now?
I use a Panasonic home phone system with 5 handsets. All you do is plug the main base (pictured on the left) into the voip adapter near the router. Then you just place the 4 wireless handsets (on the right) around your home where you want phones.

To me this is the most convenient and quickest method to "wire" your whole home.
of course you don't need to use a system with this many handsets, there are cheaper versions with 1-2 extra wireless handsets you can place around your home.
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I have a Panasonic cordless phone system with 3 handsets. My obi200 is connected to the router and the cordless base station is next to the Obihai. This easily solved my dilemma.
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Mar 20, 2017
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gche_99 wrote: You don't have to plug your phone into their modem router, you can use an extension line to connect the modem router to the closest phone jack. This way all phone jacks on same circuit will have service.
Interesting, here is what I know so far:
In order to use the internet service, I need to use a RJ11 cable to plug into the DSL port of the ZTE H268A Modem Router, and the other end to the RJ11 wall connector, right?
If I also order the voip service, I just plug my regular landline phone (a cordless, as well) into the phone port of the modem router, right?
Now, if I would like to use my other wall mount landline phone, what should I do?
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Apr 25, 2005
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phed001 wrote: Interesting, here is what I know so far:
In order to use the internet service, I need to use a RJ11 cable to plug into the DSL port of the ZTE H268A Modem Router, and the other end to the RJ11 wall connector, right?
Yes, this is a typical home connection if you are using DSL internet service. If you also have regular phone service, each jack will be using a DSL filter since all phone jacks are on the same circuit.

To use the other wall mounted phone jacks to connect to the voip service, these "other" phone jacks have to be on a different circuit as the incoming DSL line jack. You will have to do some rewiring, but shouldn't be too difficult.

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