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Topic # 66888 25-Aug-2010 11:51
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Hi knowledgeable Geeks
I am currently building a new home, approx 600meters from the road and hence don't really want to trench telecom wiring?into the place.? Have been looking at these Vodafone wireless boxes, but they seem to have to be used with a panasonic portable handpiece only.? I have bought a 24 port Lynx home distribution hub to futureproof the house and will be putting Cat 5 or 6 around the house for phone and data lines into required rooms from the hub.? I want to be able to plug the vodafone supplied "Panasonic KX-TW501NZ Home Phone Wireless device base unit" into the distribution hub so that various corded phones around the house can access it.? They tell me it cannot work this way, seems backward to me in this day and age.
Anybody out there got any ideas about how to circumvent this issue?

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  Reply # 372585 25-Aug-2010 12:18
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It will work fine.

The only problem is the REN value on these is apparently very low. More than one or two phones and they may not ring.

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  Reply # 372698 25-Aug-2010 14:38
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Yup, my mate has one of those Vodafone boxes, and looks like they are only designed for 1 or 2 phones like your average VoIP ATA. Having said that, a cordless base station has its own power so you could have a normal phone plus a bunch of cordless handsets. I would want the Vodafone device to be on a UPS for battery backup though.

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