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How to Connect Router to Telephone Line?

by stacy

If someone is wondering how to connect routers and telephone lines, it’s likely that they are using DSL. This would not be a problem if we were using cable.

We are unable to connect a router and a phone line because we don’t have the necessary equipment. A modem or gateway is not connected to a router unless it’s connecting to a landline. This article will discuss DSL, the differences in gateways and routers, as well as how to connect a VoIP telephone to a router.

What is DSL?

Digital Subscriber Line connects to internet via a telephone network. Because it uses different frequencies, this connection is different than a dial-up connection. You can also make phone calls while browsing the internet.

What is the working principle of DSL?

Many people mistakenly believe that they require a phone line in order to access DSL internet. Internet Service Providers can provide DSL internet accessDry Loops are telephone lines without an active service. You cannot make or receive calls.

We then have an inactive phone line, which runs through our house to the phone jack. The whole telephone line now has multiple cables, and the cables transmit data at different frequencies.

Use dial-up internet access PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)to connect us to the internet. It was actually possible to dial numbers from the telephone line. However, the frequency range on the line was narrow, and it didn’t provide significant speeds.

DSL frequencies vary from 25.875kHz (kilohertz), up to 1104kHz. This provides a greater range of frequencies and is more reliable for downloads and uploads. There are two types DSL.

  • Symmetric DSL: Asymmetric DSL has equal frequency ranges for both upstream and downstream traffic. This means that both the download speed and upload speed should be equal. This is not practical as we often need a faster download speed.
  • DSL AsymmetricADSL is different because the frequency range of upstream traffic is less than that of downstream traffic. Therefore, this type subscriber line is most commonly used by users.

You now know the basics of DSL. The only thing you need to remember is that it works only with DSL modems or gateways provided by your DSL Internet Service Provider. So, what’s the difference, and why isn’t it a router?

Gateway, Modem or Router

Modems are not the same thing as routers. You need a modem in order to have internet access in your home. The router connects all devices in your home network.

This is the conclusion. ModemIt converts analog signals from your ISP into digital signals that can be used for internet access at home. It can also convert digital signals from your ISP to analog signals and return them back to you.

It’s a non-stop transaction between the two, and the modem is the Modulator/demodulator, that’s why it’s called the modem.

A router is required to connect the modem to the router in order for it create a home network. It allows internet access to all other devices in our home via wired or wireless connections. It connects all devices with the internet.

You don’t need to connect a router if you only want one device to receive internet access.

This is the most important difference between modems and routers. An gateway is a completely different thing. It’s a modem/router combination. It’s technically not a separate thing. However, it is a combination of both router and modem. It connects to all devices and provides internet access to the house.

Connecting a Gateway to a Telephone Line

A gateway can be used as both a router and modem, so technically we could connect a router/modem to a telephone line. The cable used to connect a DSL modem to a wall socket will be included. This cable connects the modem to the internet.

DSL modems are compatible with active and dry loop telephone lines. Once you have connected the cable, the modem will be active. You can also connect your phone to a router.

Connecting a VoIP phone with a router

Although you can connect a landline phone to the modem or router, it will not work. You must connect your landline phone to a phone line in order for it to work. To make your phone work, you will need another type of technology. You will need VoIP technology (Voice over Internet Protocol).

What is VoIP?

VoIP is an excellent way to make calls over the internet. You don’t even need a landline for calls. There are many VoIP software options available. We don’t even need a phone to make calls. You can do all of this using your laptop.

Many customer service departments of companies use VoIP to support loyal customers. They don’t need to set up complicated wiring or devices to provide basic features like holding, transferring calls, and so forth.

Because so many people work remotely, VoIP services are increasingly popular. However, small businesses and companies still use hardware that is included with VoIP services. We need to learn how to connect a VoIP telephone to a router.

How to connect a VoIP phone to a router

It is very easy. Once you purchase a VoIP phone, you will usually get a box containing all the equipment. The box usually contains the control unit, handset and Ethernet cable, as well as a stand.

You can connect the handset to the base using the coiled cable. Connect the handset port to it. Next, connect your Ethernet cable to the LAN port Your router. Turn on your phone by connecting the power cable.

Simply enter the IP address of your phone into your browser to connect it to your network. You can now configure the phone to make it work. This is done by simply entering your phone’s IP address in the address bar of your browser. Next, enter your default username or password, which are usually admin.


We’ve solved the question of how to connect routers and telephone lines. Technically, however, we are not actually connecting the router to a phone line. You are connecting the router to a telephone line if you use a DSL modem, gateway or other similar device.

If your phone is a VoIP phone and not a landline, you can also connect it to your router. If none of these options give you the answer you are looking for, you may want to contact your router manufacturer. Their support team might be able to provide some assistance.

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