With a cable router, you can connect your home phone to the internet instead of a standard telephone line — provided you have a voice over IP, or VoIP service with your cable company. VoIP uses your home's internet access to make local and long-distance calls from a normal home phone. Before you start making any VoIP calls, however, you need to set up the hardware. Set your home phone next to the cable router so that the connection cable is within reach of the cable router.
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This wikiHow teaches you how to wire a landline telephone from your home's phone box also known as a Network Interface Device to your home's telephone jack. While most phone companies will perform this task for you, it is often cheaper to complete the installation yourself. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Categories: Cabling and Wiring Connection. Learn more Locate the Network Interface Device box on the outside of your house. This is a gray or tan box that measures roughly 8 inches by 12 inches.