Phone Line Splitter

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

DJ [email protected]

Thread Starter
Joined
Aug 8, 2001
Messages
413
hey all, i know u can get a phone line splitter that allows normal phone calls and internet use over one line at the same time but these are for ADSL and i dont know if they will work for ordinary dial-up. question time!! :) will it work with normal dial-up?? how much does one cost?? is there an alternative other than 2 ph lines??? and any other info??
thanks
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2001
Messages
702
No, an phone line with POTS (plain old telephone service) is analog. When the line goes off hook to dial, whether from a phone, fax, modem or autodialer the line is in use and cannot be used by a second device. DSL is digital and runs on the available bandwidth not used by an analog device thus allowing use by a digital and analog device at the same time.
The alternative to POTS is ISDN but you need deep pockets.
 
Joined
Dec 2, 1998
Messages
2,736
In addition, what you're referring to is not a splitter at all. It's simpy a filter placed on the line to any normal phone devices to prevent interference between. Although the normal phones will, in some cases, still work without the filter, I've seen modems and faxes that do not.
 

Bryan

Bryan
Joined
Jul 3, 1999
Messages
11,943
Not exactly what your looking for but this device allows you to put your internet connection on hold, take a short phone call and when done switch back to your active net connection. The length of time available for the call, before your net connection disconnects, varies by phone company. It also requires the CallWaiting service feature from your phone company.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=I502-1000

TigerDirect is based in the US but here's the international sales phone number 305-415-2201 or 2202
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top