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Topic # 160576 12-Jan-2015 12:51
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I think I have my ducks in a row at basic level, but I would appreciate any critique of what I have planned.  Aiming for simplicity and future proofing.

1) We currently have ADSL.
2) The house has minimal data cabling yell.
3) The phone wiring in the house (5 years old) is not star wired yell.
4) In the future we may switch to UFB.

I'm planning to: -

A) Buy an ATA that will plug into a port on the wireless router (NetGear WNDR_3700).
B) Run a phone line from one socket direct to the ATA.
C) Plug one of our existing DECT phones into this socket.
D) The other 2 DECT phones can connect to this one via DECT (works now).
E) It would be a bonus if we can also have an SIP app to install on our smart phones - 1 x iOS 1 x Android.

Will this work with ADSL?  Will it keep working if we switch to UFB?


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  Reply # 1217166 18-Jan-2015 22:04
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Hi there Mike Looking at what you are planning to do should work. The ATA to buy would be a Cisco SPA122. I have 2talk as my SIP/VOIP provider. Yes you can run a phone cable from a separate socket back to the phone socket of the ATA. DECT phones will work as they do now. After experimenting with various SIP phone apps I have found one for the Android that works really well for me on 2talk and that is the Adore Softphone. Incidentally they also have an app for the iphone. Your setup will work with ADSL as well as UFB as the ATA will be connected to the router no matter what the broadband connection. Bearing that in mind a number of ISPs provide their own router when you change to UFB and some even provide a SIP/VOIP phoneline as well. So whether you go with an ISP that allows you to use your own router or you go with one that supplies one you will still be able to plug your ATA into it.

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