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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject: Vonage on one line, POTS on a 2nd line. POSSIBLE?? Reply with quote Back to top

Hi guys,

We have structured wiring in our house that goes through an OnQ box. We also have 2 lines (two different phone numbers). Currently, each jack in the house has both lines coming through, we just need to use a splitter to separate the lines out.

What I'd like to do is get Voip for the 1st (main) line, but leave the 2nd line as a regular POTS line. Is this possible? If so, anyone have easy to follow step-by-step instructions?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

From what I can see about OnQ - they make integrated wiring systems. I'm hoping you've got a passive system, which should work like a standard wiring block. If you have an active system, it may interfere with this process.

Step 1 - remove telco feed

If you have two lines now, the concept for replacing a land line with Vonage is the same - make sure you don't have a connection to the local telco on the line you're replacing. This is usually done with removing the wires from the customer terminals on the box outside your house for the line/number you're replacing. Review the Installation Guide that the sticky in this forum: http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic8379.html to get the "basics".

Step 2 - wire up Vonage

First, make sure you don't have anything running on the line you're about to plug the Vonage router port into (I'm showing line 1, but this will work for line 2 as well) - test with a standard phone (dial tone) or a voltage meter across the wires (any DC voltage). Make sure nothing is on that line on ANY of the jacks before continuing.

The splitters that separate Line 1 and Line 2 are NOT directional - I run Vonage in my house from my home office thru a line splitter (3 ports). The splitter makes the connection back into the house wiring. Copper's nice that way - it doesn't care which direction the signal goes.

In the room you have the Vonage router with a splitter in the wall:

Vonage router Line1 ----> Line 1 on splitter
Std phone for line 2 ----> Line 2 on splitter
And, if you have a 3 port splitter:
Std phone for line 1 ----> Line 1&2 on splitter (A std phone can be plugged into a 2 line jack - you'll only get line 1)

Step 3 - plug in the phones in the house

This will enable on the other jacks and splitters in your house:

Line 1 - Vonage line
Line 2 - existing land line

Just plug in a phone to get dial tone!

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That should work great. During the number transfer process I had pots running to a phone in an office in the house. And I had Vonage running to all the other outlets in the house. Worked out good. After the transfer I just switched the wires in the office phone. Now I just have to remember how I have it all setup 5 years down the road if I need to change something Very Happy


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