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Voip/Internet Calling
« on: February 07, 2020, 02:43:59 PM »
Disclaimer. I am not very tech savy.  I rent office space which doesnt get cell reception. I can make my wifi calls on my cell phone but it certainly is not ideal and at time it become problematic. The person I rent the space from will likely not give me access to their modem/router for me to plug in one of those OBI phones.   I do have internet from them, i just dont think they will allow me to plug anything into their router/modem.  Is there any internet phone like OBI that doesnt need a direct plug in and will work directly off wifi?  Not sure what to do about this problem I am having

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 02:58:43 PM »


Disclaimer. I am not very tech savy.  I rent office space which doesnt get cell reception. I can make my wifi calls on my cell phone but it certainly is not ideal and at time it become problematic. The person I rent the space from will likely not give me access to their modem/router for me to plug in one of those OBI phones.   I do have internet from them, i just dont think they will allow me to plug anything into their router/modem.  Is there any internet phone like OBI that doesnt need a direct plug in and will work directly off wifi?  Not sure what to do about this problem I am having

They sell Wifi VoIP phones but it obviously still wont be as good as plugged into the router. I dont use them so I have no suggestion on what to buy.
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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 03:43:06 PM »
Buy a wifi repeater if you have the login credentials. Plug a voip phone directly into the repeater. Works for me.

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 12:33:56 PM »
Disclaimer. I am not very tech savy.  I rent office space which doesnt get cell reception. I can make my wifi calls on my cell phone but it certainly is not ideal and at time it become problematic. The person I rent the space from will likely not give me access to their modem/router for me to plug in one of those OBI phones.   I do have internet from them, i just dont think they will allow me to plug anything into their router/modem.  Is there any internet phone like OBI that doesnt need a direct plug in and will work directly off wifi?  Not sure what to do about this problem I am having
You say you have internet from them. Is that via cable or WiFi?
If cable, try using an Ethernet switch to get more Ethernet plugs and they plug in an obi device.
If WiFi, a repeater is your best bet.

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 07:00:19 PM »
You say you have internet from them. Is that via cable or WiFi?
If cable, try using an Ethernet switch to get more Ethernet plugs and they plug in an obi device.
If WiFi, a repeater is your best bet.

I get wifi from them. HOw will a repeater allow me to buy a cordelss phone and work? what am i plugging the base into?

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 03:12:44 AM »
I get wifi from them. HOw will a repeater allow me to buy a cordelss phone and work? what am i plugging the base into?
Many repeaters have Ethernet ports. So you can plug an Obi device into the repeater using an Ethernet cable.

Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Universal-Ethernet-Adapter-WNCE2001/dp/B003KPBRRW/ref=sr_1_6?tag=georiot-us-default-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1416110097&sr=8-6&keywords=wifi+bridge&ascsubtag=tomshardware-3533124721234529940-20
Or a simple repeater with an Ethernet port:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1113036-REG/tp_link_re200_ac750_wifi_range_extender.html

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 02:33:16 AM »
What's wrong with a $20 one?

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wi-Fi-Range-Extender-EX2700/dp/B00L0YLRUW/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 Eta.. I see you posted the B&H one.
First of all, read reviews.

Second of all, no one said you can't. Was just posting examples.

Although I would recommend getting a more expensive one for the long run.

In addition it depends on what the usage will be. If it's just for an Obi, then the one you posted will suffice. But if you want better speed for browsing and downloading, you must get a better one with higher Mbps capabilities.
Also, need to verify that the Ethernet port will give you internet, and that it's not the opposite way.

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2020, 09:00:45 AM »
What's wrong with a $20 one?

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wi-Fi-Range-Extender-EX2700/dp/B00L0YLRUW/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 Eta.. I see you posted the B&H one.

I just wanted to say thank you to the ones here who helped me with my problem. I ordered the  wi fi extender which plugs into an OBI i got from B&H and any cordless phone works on it..thank you thank you!  I really appreciate the guidance you gave

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2020, 02:28:22 PM »
Would this work with public optimum?

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Re: Voip/Internet Calling
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 09:52:12 AM »
How do I register a sip account to a Voip phone? (