I bought a used PBX full duplex speakerphone. I wonder if it's
possible to use at home with digital phone service. Is there a
converter of some kind from digital phone to PBX?
My Scientific Atlanta WebStar cable modem has two phone
lines out. The cable guy installed something that allowed one
line out to be used on my regular phone: It looks like a regular
phone jack that only uses two wires from the cable modem. I
wonder if I can use the cable modem to connect directly to the
speakerphone, which says it's capable of doing computer VOIP?
You provide no details on the phone itself. if It is an IP phone then it
would go onto your network not where your regular phone goes now. If its
a digital, from a PBX, phone then it would need an adapter from digital
to POTS (Plain ole telephone service) to then go into the POTS to VOIP
on your cable modem (Essentially making the PBX digital just like your
regular POTS phone. I know these adapters are available in reverse (to
hook POTS to a PBX) but have never seen them in reverse. The PBX phones
are very specialized and have a lot of features for the PBX they mate to
. I'm not sure hooking up to regular phone service (or IP) would be
possible if its a true PBX key set. (Even if it says IP capable on it).
Some PBX systems are marketed as IP or VOIP. The IP connection is from
the PBX not the phone itself.
Post back your particular phone modle and I'll try to help further.
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