How Do IP Phones Work?

IP phones work by reading an individual’s analogue voice signals, and converting them into digital signals.

These converted digital signals are then sent over to a broadline, as data.

What is IP phone and how it works?

IP phones work similarly to traditional phone systems, but instead of using a traditional phone line and phone network, our system uses Internet Protocol (IP) and your local area network (LAN) to move your calls and other information across your own office network and your phone provider’s network.

How do IP phones connect?

IP phones connect directly to an internet connection and do not require an adapter. Adapters are used to connect a regular analog phone to your VoIP service. Use the Ethernet cable that came with your IP phone to connect an available LAN port on your router to the LAN port on your phone.

How do Cisco IP phones work?

How VoIP Works: At a Glance. With VoIP, analog voice calls are converted into packets of data. The packets travel like any other type of data, such as e-mail, over the public Internet and/or any private Internet Protocol (IP) network. All you need is an analog telephone adapter connected to your network.

What are IP phones used for?

A VoIP phone or IP phone uses voice over IP technologies for placing and transmitting telephone calls over an IP network, such as the Internet, instead of the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN).

How does telephony work?

When a caller speaks into the microphone, his voice is converted into data that the computer can read. This data is then broken into small data packets for transmission to the user, just like any other data that we send over the internet. Internet telephony offers several advantages over conventional voice calls.

How do I connect my IP phone to my router?


  • Power off the modem and router.
  • Connect the AC adapter to the base station.
  • Connect the handset to the base station.
  • Connect an Ethernet cable to the base station.
  • Connect the Ethernet cable to the router or modem.
  • Power up the modem and router.
  • Plug in the base station of the phone and power it on.

Is IP phone free?

Videoconference phones encode and decode into video formats, rather than audio formats, but the method they do it is internet protocol, so a video phone is an IP phone. A SIP address is like an email for your phone. In much the same way that email is free over the internet, a SIP-to-SIP call is free.

What is ATA device?

An analog telephone adapter (ATA) is a device for connecting traditional analog telephones, fax machines, and similar customer-premises devices to a digital telephone system or a voice over IP telephony network.

Are VoIP calls free?

VoIP allows you to make free, or very low cost, telephone calls over the Internet. You can call any telephone in the world and any telephone can call you – regardless of what equipment or network the person you are calling uses.