My problem is that my house has no telephone jacks, and no telephone wiring to the garage where the Fiber modem is installed. I have no room in the garage to place a base station next to the Fiber modem. Even if I did, I don't think wireless phone service would reach the house.
So I'm thinking of:
- Plug telephone into separate VOIP adapter
- Plug VOIP adapter into switch
- Have telephone use the same internet connection as everything else through the Fiber modem, and not use the phone jack on the Fiber modem.
Would that work? But then I don't know how I'd configure my VOIP adapter to use my Fiber phone service.
Other options I've thought about, but am unsure if they will work:
- I may be able to dedicate one of my preciously scarce CAT5 home run cables. Would that be a simple matter of getting inexpensive male/female RJ-45/RJ-11 adapters for the Fiber modem phone jack and the old-fashioned phone in the house?
- I have coax home run wiring that I'm not using. Is there a way to convert that into RJ-11 cables on both ends? I'm aware of MoCA for ethernet, which could then be down-converted to telephone, but I'm wondering if there is a cheaper option just for telephone (MoCA-to-Ethernet adapters are about $100/each, which for this purpose seems too expensive).
Any other suggestions or feedback?