routing my phone over my network??

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
i have only one phone jack. it is conected to the modem on one of my systems and a cordless hand set. on my net work there is 5 othe comps.

my question is, is there a way to conect a hand set to one of the remote comps. and have it dial out and recevce calls via the network.
Question by:mercury8001
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    only with a dial-up (56k) modem that uses the phone freq. range not with a cable/DSL modem.
    or if you heard about VOIP (voice over ip) -> it's a little box (called VOIP modem) attached to a router on one side and the phone on the other and uses you internet connection/bandwidth to dial or recieve calls....
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    poor-man's centrix via computer is probably not the way to go.  Have you checked out Panasonic's or Sony's phone systems.  I remember at least one of them having conference as well as pick up capabilities.

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    If you run Linux then you may want to check out Asterisk at Asterisk is a full fledged PBX and is downloadable for free at An installation guide is available at For the interface to the telephone network, you could buy a Digium Wildcard X100P FXO card for less then $15.
    The connection to the other computers can be made over a voip connection and with IP telephones.

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