I researched what I could prior to buying - but now I'm unable to find the thread that directed me to the SPA3102 originally.
I'm using a WRT54G-TM with the [email protected] VOIP service built in. There is a SIM card inserted into the router, this serves as the VOIP authentication for my VOIP dialing plan.
I purchased the Linksys (Cisco) SPA-3102 with this thought in mind: connect (bridge/link/etc) my [email protected] service with my "ma bell" service - so I could dial one number to "bridge" to the other - either by programming the SPA-3102 to speed dial for me, or to allow manual number entry after a PIN is entered.
I understood (apparently incorrectly?) that the SPA-3102 has an FXO and and FXS port - which would allow me to connect one line to my "ma bell" line, and the other to the WRT54G-TM phone connection (both essentially have dial tones).
I am now realizing through further research that I need to establish a "back-to-back" setup - in that I will need to purchase another device and then link up that device to my SPA-3102 - then I should be able to program what I want done.
First question - can the SPA-3102 be programmed by itself to connect to two live phone lines, one "ma-bell" and the other a "phone" connection on a VOIP device?
Second question - what would the recommended device be to "back-to-back" connect to my SPA-3102?
Third question - where should I start to read on programming the SPA-3102 (and the other device)? I've found a lot of info - but no real starting point to actually understand what to do.... I also realize answering the third question with a good starting point could actually answer questions 1 and 2.....
Techical, but a newbie