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Ringer amplifier for landlines

Your engineer has connected our landline to our Virgin router. Our ringer amplifier no longer works. Can you suggest an amplifier that will work on this new set up - ie. it needs to work between phone and router, not incoming phone line

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If you mean the phone is not ringing, then try using an ADSL filter. These have a ring capacitor inside that should resolve the issue.

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Thank you for answering so quickly. The phone DOES ring, it’s just that we need it to be a lot louder. We did have an amplifier when the phone was connected to an incoming phone line but that doesn’t work now the phone is plugged in to the router. Any suggestions?

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@Kingspin wrote:

Thank you for answering so quickly. The phone DOES ring, it’s just that we need it to be a lot louder. We did have an amplifier when the phone was connected to an incoming phone line but that doesn’t work now the phone is plugged in to the router. Any suggestions?


@nodrogd is pointing out the fact that the issue might possibly be the adapter which connects into the back of the hub before you plug in the phone.

Most modern phone equipment now uses only two wires to connect with. However, some equipment may also require a third wire to generate the ringing sound, which is achived by having a capacitor inside the adapter and the adapter is wired internally to provide a third wire connection to the device to generate a ringing sound.

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Re: Ringer amplifier for landlines

Old handsets probably don't work, so either use a modern handset or replace the RJ11 to BT adapter with one which has a ringing capacitor, can be bought on eBay for £5.

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