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Power off the modem and router. Before installing a VoIP phone
unplug the modem and router and any devices connected to them.Connect the AC adapter to the base station. The AC adapter is the cord you use to plug into an electrical outlet
or power strip. Look for a port on the base station that matches the size and shape of the AC adapter input connector.Connect the handset to the base station. If the handset has a cord
connect it to a RJ-11 phone jack on the base station. If it is a cordless phone
place the handset in the base station and let it charge. If the handset requires batteries
put the batteries in the handset.Connect an Ethernet cable to the base station. Look for the Ethernet port on the base station of your phone and connect the Ethernet cable that came with your phone to the port. Some VoIP phones offer an Ethernet pass-through option. This allows you to connect another device
such as a computer
to your phone so that you only need to use one port on your router to connect two devices. If you wish to use this option
connect your computers Ethernet cable to the port on the base station that says "PC" or something similar. Connect the Ethernet cable that came with your phone to the port that says "SW"
"Internet" or something similar. Connect the Ethernet cable to the router or modem. Most routers and modems have 4 numbered Ethernet ports on the back. Plug the Ethernet cable to any one of the ports on the back of the router. Look for a message that says "Initializing network" or something similar on the screen.Power up the modem and router. If you have a separate modem and router
plug in the modem first and wait 30 seconds for it to resync with the network. Then plug in the router and wait 30 seconds.Plug in the base station of the phone and power it on. Place the handset in the base station and plug the base station in. If needed
allow the handset battery to charge for a while. Power on the phone and wait 30 seconds.Check for a dial tone. When you see the screen turn to the standard home screen
pick up the phone and check for a dial tone.Read "How to Set Up VoIP in your Home" to learn how to use an adapter to turn your landline phone into an VoIP phone.Check your routers capabilities. Some routers
such as the TP-Link AC 1900
have built in DECT capabilities. This allows you to connect the handset of a VoIP phone directly to your router. Check your routers capabilities in the users manual. When you purchase a VoIP phone
check the box to see if it supports CAT-iq or DECT capable routers.Charge or put batteries in the handset. If the handset uses AAA batteries
put a fresh set in the handset. If the handset uses the base station to charge itself
connect the base station to the AC adapter
plug it in
and place the handset in the base station. Let the handset sit for a while so that batteries can charge.Power on the phone handset. When you power on the phone
you will likely see a message asking you to register the handset with the base station. Instead
you will register it with the router.Press and hold the "DECT" button on the router. After you hold the "DECT" button for a few seconds
the lights on the router will flash. The router is now pairing with the phone. When the phone finishes pairing
the phone screen will display the home screen. The handset will be registered as "Handset 1" or something similar.