If you don't have a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you can connect a regular telephone to your computer or router, and still use the VoIP service. The phone cord is shaped similarly to an Ethernet cable, but is smaller than an Ethernet port, making them incompatible. To plug an analog phone cord into an Ethernet cable, you will have to also connect the proper adapter. The adapter takes the analog signal from the phone line, and converts it to the necessary digital signal, before it is carried through the Ethernet cable, and vice versa.
Things You'll Need
- Ethernet adapter
- Ethernet cable
- Phone cord
Insert the phone cord into the compatible analog port on the Ethernet adapter. Make sure the phone cord is connected to the telephone as well.
Insert the Ethernet cable plug into the "Ethernet" port on the Ethernet adapter.
Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into the "Ethernet" port on the computer or router.
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