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Connecting analogue handset to router

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On a normal Telstra landline, a standard analogue phone presents a certain impedance across the copper pair (say, 0.096 uF). The exchange equipment is able to handle 2 handsets connected to the line, maybe 3 but probably not 4. 

On the NBN routers you supply, is there a specification that states how many parallel-connected handsets that the Phone port can drive? (I understand that only one of the ports on the router can be used.)

Using a base station with one or more wireless-connected remote stations can have range problems same as the router wifi.

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Hi David,

Your modem will only handle one device from the Phone1 port

Each phone will have printed underneath a Ringer Equiverlence Number (REN) you need to add the REN from each device together in which you can have a maximum of 3 before it will be detrimental to the service.

If you wish to utilise the internal wiring for other phones you could utilise an ADSL splitter/filter as a double adaptor allowing a phone at the router and a line connected to the wall socket to another phone, remember the internal wiring must be isolated from the external wiring

Good luck

Regards

PeterW

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Hello david64,

Thank you for your message and for being a part of the TPG Community.

You are able to use your previous phones and setup by having your internal telephone calling reconfigured to isolate the old Telstra network away from your house and connecting the VOIP lead from your TPG router to any available phone outlet.

I hope that helps

Regards

PeterW

Level 9

Hi Peter.

But how many handsets can the phone port drive? I used to use two phones but now only one. The router can probably drive two but what is maximum number? Can it handle 4, or 6, or 10?

For the Archer 1600, is there any specification of the max number of handsets?

Moderator

Hi David,

Your modem will only handle one device from the Phone1 port

Each phone will have printed underneath a Ringer Equiverlence Number (REN) you need to add the REN from each device together in which you can have a maximum of 3 before it will be detrimental to the service.

If you wish to utilise the internal wiring for other phones you could utilise an ADSL splitter/filter as a double adaptor allowing a phone at the router and a line connected to the wall socket to another phone, remember the internal wiring must be isolated from the external wiring

Good luck

Regards

PeterW

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