Query regarding the functionality of a router

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hello all, I'm trying to connect my phone to a braodband connection and use. For this I do have a Phone adapter and a Hub. While trying to setup the Phone adapter, it says that I need to connect the router. Can i use the hub as the router..?
ASKED: December 15, 2005  10:45 AM
UPDATED: November 28, 2007  9:03 PM

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HUB = NO!

Phone over IP (VoIP) needs the adapter to be a unique connection – i.e. a switch. A router is a switch where you directly control the ports.

A hub is a shared connection.

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  • Satye02
    Dear. Its very easy to use VoIP with Broadband connection..but I suggest you to use Switch instead of Hub. Better u use Cisco ATA 186 voip device to use your old oh. receivers. There are some easy setting and u will be able to get good performane and voice. Rgds SPS
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  • Hamel01
    Well it all depends on what you are trying to do. On your broadband connection, do you have more than one computer connected already? If so then you are more than likly using a router to do this. (unless your using internet connection sharing) If you are using a router than you can plug a hub into it and connect the phone but i would recommend using a switch. A switch works much better as it only send the information to the device that requested it unlike a hub that sends that same information to all devices connected to it. Basicly think of a switch as a smart hub. If you are not currently using a router than you will have to get one. A router is the only way to share a broadband connection between more than one device.
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  • Packet
    Hub or switch in a home setting is fairly irrelivant. A hub with sufficient bandwidth and not too many devices using it can work just as well. If your hub also has your router (the device connecting you to the Internet) on it the VOIP connection should work just fine. --P>G>>
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