12-05-2011 08:52:15 PM
I have uverse voice and internet. I have my "analog" phone connected to phone port on RG. Internet and phone work fine. However I can only use my "wired" line phone from the room with the RG. For more convenience I would like to understand how to connect my analog wired phone to any phone jack in the house and use the phone.
What are some ways to do this?
12-05-2011 09:31:21 PM
Easiest way, if possible, you would need to get a phone line with connectors on each end, plug one end into the RG phone port and plug the other end into an existing phone wall jack, that should backfeed through all the existing phone jacks in the house.
12-06-2011 06:04:14 AM
Some people have the RG plugged in to the tel jack already. You cant use this jack because if you unplug the RG you will not have service.
Probably not a good idea to get a splitter for this jack.
When you do "jumper" the RG tel jack to a wall jack, you do not know where it goes. Is there a short somewhere? Is a phone off hook? Is there a broken wire?
It most likely wil work fine - just make sure you can originate and receive calls when you do it - not two days later finding missed calls.
Also, the in-house network had a single connection to the outside line, This may or may not have been removed by the installer. It may not be a problem, but best to remove it.
I like to know where all my wiring is. But, I know that can be an effort.
How about - get a cordless phone system. Plug the base in to the RG and put as many phones as you want wherever you want. They have incredible features - even voice announcement of caller ID. Make your own call list & your friends and family are announced by first name or nickname - so cool.
12-14-2011 09:56:11 AM
sorry for the delay in responding.
I need 3-4 phones throughout the house.
Currently my RG is plugged into a wall jack, so I doubt I can use the loop back technique.
I have a cordless phone system but the base station only supports 2 phones. When I had "POTS", my 3rd phone was a corded phone.
My RG is in my home office and I plug my cordless base station into the RG. I have the other cordless in my living room but need one more phone in another room of the house. In the past I used a corded phone in my office and the cordless in other rooms. With my current set up I can only use 2 phones.
As far as my in house wiring, I have a line that comes in from the outside grey box on the side of the house. This line connects to what looks like an old fashioned ceramic "phone terminal" in my basement. The in house phone lines are wired to the terminal then run out to the various jacks in my house. I can provide a photo is need be.
Is there a way to use the RG in my basement, where I run the phone line from the Grey box directly to the RG "phone line" input. (Disconnect the line from the terminal and run direct to the RG). Then connect a splitter to the "line 1/2" on the RG and connect each phone jack line in my house to the splitter? What are the pros and cons of doing something like this?
I could buy another cordless phone system with a base station supporting more phones but I would like to avoid the expense if need be and try to use what I already have in the house.
12-14-2011 10:41:23 AM
I had avoided wiring changes because you should make sure you write down how to put it back together.
If you can connect the one incoming(basement) wire to the RG input - plug your phone in to the RG and make sure it works. If it does, you can just connect the house side of the previously incoming wire & all your phones will work as before.
Of course, you need 110 for the RG & a way to feed the computer.