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Topic # 150366 20-Jul-2014 10:37
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Hi, if a person has cable internet with a regular landline, would they also be able to sign up to a VoIP provider as well? Reason I am asking is that they will be sharing the broadband with the next door neighbor via a wireless extender and the next door neighbor was thinking of getting a separate landline and I was suggesting VoIP for them.

Would they also be able to plug the ATA into the wireless extender too?

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  Reply # 1092432 20-Jul-2014 12:14
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VOIP will work over any decent internet connection, no worries there.

Not sure about the wireless extender, do you mean a wireless->wireless extender? Because I would guess not then, though I have never used one so cant say for sure. If it's another router connected to ethernet, providing the same network, then yes, you can plug the ATA into it.

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  Reply # 1092433 20-Jul-2014 12:15
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As long as the internet connection has enough bandwidth you will be able to have as many VOIP lines as you want.

I had a setup last year that my flat had internet coming from the landlords house about a KM away and had a 2Talk VOIP line running through a SPA2102 for our phone line, it worked without much problems unless someone was doing alot of downloading.

We had Ubiquiti Nanostation M2's for the link.

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  Reply # 1092455 20-Jul-2014 13:18
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Fixed wireless links are just fine for VoIP. When set up correctly they generally introduce no more latency than a standard ethernet link.

NanoStation Loco M5's would be the go. Or if you are a little adventurous a pair of the new Mikrotik SXT-AC units could be quite cool.

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