Using an ATA
ATA is short for Analog Telephone Adapter.
It is a device that allows you to connect a standard PSTN phone to your computer or directly to the internet.
You only have to plug the ATA to your computer or and phone line, install the necessary software, and you are ready to use your phone for VoIP.
Can I just plug a VoIP phone into my router?
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. Connect a VoIP phone directly to your router.
How do I connect my Polycom phone to my computer?
- Turn your phone upside down and locate the connection ports.
- Connect the LAN Ethernet cable from the wall jack to the phone.
- Connect the. Ethernet cable. from the phone to. the computer.
- Connect the handset cord to the phone jack port.
How does a VoIP phone work?
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. A VoIP system works by taking your analogue voice signals, converting them into digital signals, then sending them as data over your broadband line. It’s a very useful way of making calls – for a start, once it’s set up it’s a lot cheaper than using normal phone lines.
What is needed to make a VoIP call?
Make a VoIP Call Using a Computer
You can use your computer to make and receive your VoIP calls. All you need is a microphone, speakers, a sound card and a fast Internet connection. You can use a client application installed on your computer or a web-based application.