I will be getting a cable package soon that will include VOIP and Internet. Since I do not have this right now, I will assume that the cable modem that I will receive will have a RJ45 port for internet/natting and a RJ11 port for voice. I’m guessing that the modem converts the digital line to analog to work with traditional POTS phones.
If I am correct - my question is;
Is it possible to not use the RJ11 port at all, and have a VOIP phone such as a cisco or shortel phone direclty plugged into my LAN and still recieve phone calls from the number provided by my ISP?
I assume it would go ISP —> Cable Modem --> LAN --> Asterisk --> Voip enabled phone.
Am I way off here? I have read some documentation but I can’t see any specific lit on users who already have VOIP service from their ISP and if it’s doable…
Go easy on me…