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Phones for FTTP

Hope this is the relevant board!

FTTP is now available, but before ordering, I’ve been trying without success to clarify a simple question re- ‘phones.  I would like to locate the router in the central part of house, but must have a ‘phone in the living room, which is in an extension of an L-shaped house, with thick stone walls between them, so wifi/radio links are poor.

Currently I have an ethernet cable/switch linking both rooms.  Questions therefore: can a corded ‘phone (with adapter) be plugged into the ethernet switch in the living room, some distance from the router?  Or, can BT Essentials Digital 'phone work in this situation?  Thanks for any advice.

 

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Re: Phones for FTTP

Hi @Burnymill   With BT Digital Voice there is no such thing as a FTTP phone. The BT HD Phones simply use DECT (not Ethernet or WiFi). The Smart Hub 2 acts as a DECT base station or you can plug in ordinary phones into the SH2 phone socket (it basically acts as a new Master socket).

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Re: Phones for FTTP

Thanks for response, sorry I'm not a teccy person, so just to clarify: I wouldn't want a phone plugged into the HS2, but would want one in the living room which would have ethernet switch - so could the switch be used for a corded phone?

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Re: Phones for FTTP

No.

Your options are to hope the range of the hub DECT base station is sufficient to reach where you need the phone or wire a phone socket back to the green socket on the hub.

 

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Re: Phones for FTTP

This previous post may give you an idea how to get existing phones connected if DV adapter does not help

https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-phone-including-Digital/Correct-way-to-enable-all-BT-sockets-after-...



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Re: Phones for FTTP

many thanks, I've bookmarked this post.
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