Connecting a cordless phone with a 56k modem?


#1

This may be a dumb question but I figured I’d ask anyway :smiley:

I was wondering if it is possible to hook up a cordless phone to a regular 56k modem and use asterisk to interface with the modem and ultimately the cordless phone in order to place voip calls using a service like FWD or skype. I noticed that there are usb devices that accomplish this task but what about regular modems?


#2

You could do it with this card from digium
digium.com/index.php?menu=pr … ct=TDM400P

or this from digium
digium.com/index.php?menu=pr … duct=S101I

I have read where people ried to use modems fro zap channel but dont think they had much luck


#3

Thanks for the reply

are digium modems the only ones you can use to use a cordless phone as a remote speaker/mic for the computer? I don’t even care if you can use the numberpad on the phone or not.


#4

I may be a little confused on what you are trying to do. Are you wanting to use a softphone on a computer with an external hand set hooked to the computer? If so ther are some usb handset devices out that do just that look here voip-info.org/tiki-index.php … s#id548257

Ok read the first post again I assume you want a wireles handset hooked to the computer not for sure about that one but I think there are some wireless headset that would work


#5

basically my question is if you can use an old 56k modem that was originally intended for dial up internet access as a card to interface with 900mhz (standard rj11 jacks) cordless phones so that you can use the the phone to send and receive analog voice data. I hope this makes sense. The reason I ask is because I already have alot of cordless phones and 56k modems and I was just wondering if I could use them in this way.


#6

Any Luck with this idea?


#7

Not a hope in hell, i’m afraid! Modems are designed to communicate with exchange equipment - so are phones. It’s like trying to plug two male plugs together - you can’t do it.