|2012-06-13, 01:39 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Wirelessly adding a phone line?
I'm looking into adding a second phone jack in my home, where the only existing jack is in the basement. I don't want to do a full rewiring of the phone lines, just want to add a second phone jack. Not worried about 100% uptime, just need it to work. Example, not using it for home alarm, E911, emergency medical alert, etc.
Here's what I've considered so far:
I'm considering purchasing an all-in-one printer, and would like to be able to use the fax capabilities. As a result, VoIP isn't what I'm looking for. Although I have a cell phone, I don't have a data plan, and tethering would be impractical for this purpose. I'm familiar with "HomePlug" (home networking over powerlines), but even if this supports RJ11 phone jacks, I have 2 hydro meters outside and HomePlug wouldn't work across 2 independent power lines.
What I really want to know is, does a wireless solution exist for this problem? What I'm envisioning is a 2-piece solution: piece 1 connects to the phone line and power, and transmits a wireless signal to piece 2. Piece 2 connects to power, has an RJ11 jack, and transmits/receives wirelessly from piece 1. Convenient, cheap, and wireless, and gives you a phone jack where you need it without rewiring.
If this isn't possible, do you have any suggestions for extending my phone service?