Voice Gateway into existing home telephone network
Posted on 2004-04-28
Lately, I started using VoIP on my broadband access. At this moment, my telephone has to be plugged directly into the gateway provided (it's a D-Link).
My question: There must be a way to modify my existing phone lines so that I can hook my gateway into a wall outlet and connect phones across the house in the other outlets, right?!?
Right now, I figured my network must be "open" because if I plug the gateway into one outlet and connect a phone in another room, after a while I get a tone like a phone was not put back on its receiver (loud BIP-BIP). Should I simply cut my previous (regular) telephone company cable? Do I need to re-wire in order to close the loop?
I don't intent to use many phones at once so I don't really fear overloading my gateway. It's just annoying to have only 1 phone in the entire house...
Any advice greatly appreciated!