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Cable Internet - How to cnnect both computer and VOIP phone

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#1 GoshenBleeping


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 09:35 AM

I hope this is the proper forum for my question.


I am weak on the technical issues for using cable Internet.  Let me tell you what I want to do and you tell me what equipment I should order from Cox Communications when they come to my apt. for the install.

I will be ordering Cable Internet from Cox.  I will be ordering VOIP phone from Pioneer Telephone and not from Cox.  Pioneer supplies a device that requires an incoming Ethernet connection from the cable modem.  The other end of this device connects to the phone.  My computer also requires an Ethernet connection from the modem. So what equipment do I need from Cox to accomplish this?  Do I need a router with multiple Ethernet connections where the router connects to the modem, and the computer & phone connect to the router?  Or can Cox supply a cable modem with multiple Ethernet connections for both phone and computer?  Or do I totally misunderstand this technology?

Please help - thank you.

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#2 thedarkness


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:15 PM

The adapter/device goes between the modem and router, the router having multiple ethernet connections for your network


for example



#3 parasush


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:57 AM

For having a VoIP connection, there are 3 ways as follows:
1. Computer to Computer - For this type of connection, you need to have computer connected to internet with the required hardware. You can install a voice communication software like Skype and you are ready to communicate with anyone. The network must be IP-enabled. 
2. Phone to Phone - You can use IP phones or Analog Telephone Adapter for this type of connection. 
3. Phone to Computer and Vice-versa - The hardware and software are heavier in this case. 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:02 AM

I've found that users who get cable with VOIP get the modem that has the VOIP built in, all you do is plug in the phone.  Otherwise a router will be needed to allow VOIP and PC's to use the Ethernet port on the modem.

#5 hamluis



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:29 AM

I have both...cable from phone to router, 3 systems with cables to router.  Not a problem :).  My routers cost $20 (I always have a backup).



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