By Ollie30001 ยท 7 replies
May 2, 2004
  1. Hey, quick question about routers, i want a NON-wireless router to connect 2 computers to the internet and i was just wonderin if you can plug a phone into them as well to get 2 computers workin and a phone at the same time.

  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Telephones generally use RJ11 connectors and can plug into a modem or walljack etc
    Routers use RJ45 connectors and plug into Ethernet cards,switches etc.
    If you want to use a spitter before connecting to your modem that will allow you to talk on the phone and surf the web.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Why would you want to plug a phone to a router? You are using dialup? Routers don't support dialup. You either need a dialup modem with ethernet interface (i have no idea if such things exist) or you have to use Windows ICS.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Heh.. Looking at the router specs from the other routers thread i found out that there are actually routers that support dialup.
  5. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    No, i have broadband and i want to know if i can have both my computers connected to the internet and a phone workin at the same time while using a router to connect the 2 computers together. i know nothin about how it all works with routers and all, im now thinkin that do you have the broadband filter(that lets u connect 1 computer to the internet and talk at the same time) comin out of ur main wall outlet with 1 wire going to the phone and another one goin into the router?

    Sounds about right....but u neva no......
  6. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    do you have DSL?
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6


    It doesn't matter what you connect to your DSL modem. As long as you have the filter installed, you can use the phone.
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You can even use the phone without the filter, it just won't be a very clear conversation.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...