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Master Geek

# 67845 9-Sep-2010 13:12
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New b here, just wondering do i need a specific IP phone or Adapter if my exsting router already have the Phone Jack?? or i should be able to just plug in my normal phone?



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  # 378264 9-Sep-2010 15:43
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Normal phone, nothing special. That is assuming your router is a VoIP router and you are not trying to plug a phone into the modem ADSL socket (sorry, have to check).

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Master Geek

  # 378601 10-Sep-2010 15:31
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it is a huawei HG556A from Vodafone whcih dose have two phone port but not sure if it was block by the firm ware


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  # 378859 11-Sep-2010 21:38
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You would plug a normal POTS phone into the FXS port. You must setup the voip service for that port in the router's firmware to use it. I would say ask your VoIP provider for the details.

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Master Geek

  # 379416 13-Sep-2010 19:36
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have got the firmware that allow me to config the voip info in the router (Huawei hg566a)

have entered all details and plug my pstn phone to the phone port, it has sound and diallable, try making some calls and found out this is actually using the PSTN line. why is that? i use 2talk.. any help will be appreciated.

one thing i noticed is: after configuring all SIP or VOIP info, the status shows telephony is not available.. dose means it is locked by the firmware??


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Ultimate Geek

  # 415999 11-Dec-2010 22:41
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Hi guys,
I've got the same modem/router and been trying to play around with the VOIP stuff in it.
And today noticed that the dial tone I was getting was just the normal landline getting passed through to the phone jack on modem.

Anyone got this going?

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Master Geek

  # 422887 31-Dec-2010 10:48
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it means your adapter is not set up properly. can you get in to the interface of the adapter? it will be a different IP address.. i have had that problem before..

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  # 424258 5-Jan-2011 13:59
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It sounds like you have it set to fall back to the landline when the voip is down, which is a really good idea to cover emergencies.

Now you just need to find out whats wrong with the voip settings. It might be just one option needs to be changed or something unticked etc. When the voip is working normally you should find the landline only gets used when internet is down.

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