How to Connect a VoIP Phone to a Router

Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP phone service is designed to replace the need for landline telephone service, delivering your voice calls over a broadband Internet connection rather than copper phone wires. If your router does not feature a built-in phone port, one option for setting up your VoIP network is to use a VoIP phone. This type of phone is specially designed to connect directly to your router and can be hooked up in a matter of minutes.

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Connect a VoIP phone directly to your router.

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Locate the Ethernet ports on the back panel of your router.

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Insert one end of an Ethernet cable into an open port on the router. Connect the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port on the VoIP phone.

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Connect the phone to a power source.

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Follow the instructions provided by your VoIP service provider to configure the VoIP phone for call service.

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Make a test call to ensure that your VoIP phone is working correctly and the quality of the audio is satisfactory.