15 January 2012

How to Configure VoIP Phones Throughout your Home

We are creatures of habit, and when you get used to doing things a certain way, it's really hard to change. For some people, it also applies to the implementation of home VoIP services in their homes. Unlike traditional phones, where your home may already be wired phone jack in the wall of each room in your house probably is not wired the same way VOIP. But you can still implement VOIP throughout your home, and there are many ways to achieve this goal.

Let me look at the components of your VoIP system. Once you decide which VOIP provider, VoIP adapter box, also known as an ATA box you get. This box is about the size of a deck of cards and a "common sense" for VoIP. A cable from this ATA box plugs into a spare slot in its high-speed Internet router, your standard RJ-11 from your regular phone plugs into the ATA box, the other end.

Ok, some of you say you are having problems since its high-speed Internet via modem is only one outlet, and that's where you connect your computer so you can get online. Yes, it's a problem, but not huge. You will need to go to Best Buy or Radio Shack or similar and get a HUB. The best way to think about an extension, for example, a high-speed Internet modem. You plug into an electrical outlet, hub, and then run a cable from the hub port for modem high-speed Internet. Now, you connect your computer to one of the jacks on the hub (probably about 3 or 4) and connect the cable to another port of the hub of your VOIP ATA box. Before leaving Best Buy or Radio Shack, make sure you have a cable with RJ45 connectors at each end - one of them comes from the hub to the modem and the other goes from your VOIP ATA box to the hub .

Now your VOIP ATA box connected to a hub or directly into your modem high-speed Internet, if the slot replacement, you simply plug your phone in the traditional standard RJ-11 connector ATA box and you're good to go.

But what about how to use your VOIP phone across the room so that you are not in the room, the ATA box and high speed internet modem? You have many options here. You can use a cordless phone, where you can connect the base unit in a VoIP ATA box, and then you're good to go. I would recommend a cordless phone, which is 5.8 GHz, to provide its best.

If you have several handsets around the house, I would recommend getting one of these multi-unit configuration of wireless phones. Some of them can accommodate up to 8 cordless phones with the same base.

There are places online that will explain how to wire your VOIP ATA box outside your wiring system of the house phone on the RJ-11 jacks you have in each room can still be used. Although it is possible, it is not recommended. There are many stories about people who have blown their ATA box and / or all of your telephone wiring at home, because they are not sufficiently familiar with the requirements of electric charge of the implementation of a system like that. Unless you're an electrician or serviceman telephone company, this approach can cause more problems than it solves