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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: wiring from some sort of distribution box Reply with quote Back to top

I have phone distributin box in my house and would like to wire it up with Vonage. Any Knowhow. This an older house
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You could possibly hook your Vonage into your phone line at the same place that your old telephone provider hooked in the live line. Make sure first that the old provider's telephone line is completely disconnected from your internal wiring. You can purchase most equipment at Home Depot, Radio Shack, etc. if you need extra wiring or a terminal box.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yes, you can use tyour existing wiring to hook up multiple phones..

first, like said above, be sure to d/c your landline service provider's connection where it enters the house, this is either in your basement, or outside your house.. if you happen to have phone lines that were installed within the last few years, you may have a very simple way of doing this, by unplugging a regular phone line form a regular jack in the basement at the point of entry, prolly by your fuse box..

after you have d/c your service, pick up a phone , make sure there is no longer a dialtone.. then you can just plug your Vonage adaptor into a jack anywhere in the house!, if you wanta phone in that same spot, then buy a phone line splitter for a buck at a dollar store, or for $3.44 at walmart for the same thing, LoL, anyways, plug that splitter into yoru wall jack, plug your phone into one port, and the line from your Voip adapto into the other jack.. now every jack in your house is connected to Vonage, so plug another phone in your bedroom and one in the rec room, wherever.. do not plug more than 4 or 5 phones in tho, the adaptor --like most regular landline companies-- cannot handle the load of that many ringers at one time, the rings will be weird, and could damage your equipment..


house wiring is wired in 'parallel' so all your jacks operate with or without a phone and you can send the signal in either direction ina jack or splitter, there is no "in' or 'out'..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

dabones wrote:
... do not plug more than 4 or 5 phones in tho, the adaptor --like most regular landline companies-- cannot handle the load of that many ringers at one time, the rings will be weird, and could damage your equipment..


There is actually no fixed number of phones that you can have on the line, it is the total impedance of all phones on the line that matters. For instance, you might have only 1 telephone (if it is very old and has a mechanical electro-magnetic ringer - typically a real bell) that completely drains the ATA of power, rendering the rest of the phones on your line useless when a call is ringing in. You should find the Ringer Equivalence Number "REN" on your phones and sum them up. The REN can be found on the bottom of most phones as well as answering machines, call display boxes, and almost any other analog device that plugs into your phone line. A standard telephone will typically have a REN of 1. The total REN should not exceed 3 to 5 on most phone lines. I'm not sure what the REN total would be on the Motorola, or LinkSys ATAs. I have 5 telephones on my line, and the sum of the RENs is 6.5 and all of them ring properly and they all work fine. I believe the power supplied by my Motorola box is similar to whatever Bell was using because I had the exact same phones when I was with Bell. My oldest phone has a REN of 1.6. My cordless phone has a high impedance ring sensor, and therefore has a REN of just 0.6. Cordless phones have the ring transmitted to the handset from the base. All that the base requires is a small signal from the line instructing it to ring. The power to make the phone ring however is not coming from the line. Cordless phones work much differently when it comes to ringing. That is not to say that some corded phones may not have much of a REN too. I would say for the Voip boxes that are being used for Vonage, you can go up to 5 or 6 REN.

If you cannot find the REN on the bottom of your phone, then the phone is either really old, or it is a really cheap phone. I would probably look at replacing it with something else if it is not working well on the line, or if it is preventing you from having other phones on the line ring.

If you cannot afford a newer phone, the other thing you can try on some phones that allow it is turning off the ringer. If one phone in particular is draining the power to ring all phones, you could try shutting the ringer off and hopefully it will allow the power to go to the remaining phones. Once the ringer is turned off, you can subtract the REN number of that phone from your total REN.

As mentioned, some phones offer lower RENs than others. This is something to consider when purchasing multiple phones for your home. Find out the REN, and make sure the total of all phones does not add up to something ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Is there any sort of in-line amplifier that we can purchase so that I dont have to worry about how many phones i have connected to the Vonage adapter?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I believe i found the answer to my question.

Anyone tried one of these?

http://www.vikingelectronics.com/products/miscremote/rg-10a.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, just to add to my post...

I looked up the cost of one of those ringer's, and its like 200 CDN... not worth it in my eyes. I could go and buy a whole base solution for less then that.

Can anyone suggest somthing better?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

anybody?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is a great option, $200 or not - look at the ROI on that unit and you're looking 10 months to pay off (based on a basic Bell line).

Hook the Vonage adaptor up to the demark point in the house - viola.

My preferred option is the multi-handset 5.8 ghz phones. I've had the a VTECH 5.8 multi-handset system for a while and it has worked great. Best thing is that the 5.8 doesn't interfere with the 802.11 wireless internet and has great range.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Moondoggz wrote:
Is there any sort of in-line amplifier that we can purchase so that I dont have to worry about how many phones i have connected to the Vonage adapter?



Yes, Viking Electronics has such a device:

http://www.vikingelectronics.com/products/miscremote/rg-10a.html

(Oops just realized someone posted this link already).


But in reality, you shouldn't need such an amplifier. I believe the Motorola ATA provides a 5REN, which is more than ample for modern phones. New phones only use .1 - .2 REN Eek
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