I don't know for sure this is the right place - but thought I'd start here and see where a discussion might go. I'm NOT a very sophisticated Telecom user - and since a stroke four years ago I've even got doubts about my PC knowledge. I've even resorted to using Windows because support for my long time OS is limited.
So I'm looking to set up an office at home. I will keep the home line separate - not least for access in a power cut. But I'll have our old numbers transferred to VOIP and upgrade our existing Xnet connection so it's not limited in upload speed. That much I just about view as simple.
But today I went to take a laptop back to our supplier, who happens to be the recommended firm down in the capital for Xnet VOIP equipment. We were given two part numbers - both by Linksys. One's a PAP2T and one's a SPA2102. Now after talking to the staff and checking the internet, I'm still in a dense cloud of confusion.
We have a phone / ISDN connection coming into our dining room. That will be where my wife plugs her computer in. I will have my office down the hall in what used to be my daughter's room. We used to have a cable down to there for a computer - need to check it's still working but if not we'll replace it.
Now we will have two phones connected to the VOIP lines. It would be idea if one could be based in the bedroom / office - there's some talk that we could use a dual handset for that with one near the ISDN set coupled with one in the bedroom / office.
So we're trying to get this clear - what exactly do we require and what might be useful?
Thanks for any help.