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Connecting Too Many Phones to the VG248

The VG248 has a maximum ringer equivalency number (REN) load of three (3)

analog devices per line (using a shared directory number), and only two of these

devices can be off-hook at any one time. If these requirements are ignored, you

might experience reduced quality on these analog phones, including:Difficulty hearing caller, Dialing or caller ID are not working properly, Phones not ringing properly or at all— etc...

Does that mean that a share DN can be appearing on more that one phone but it has some impact ? (ref. to the above

If I have several phone with the same DN (share line) what happen to privacy ? (does it means that if the other phone go offhook the privacy is lost!!!)

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Re: Connecting Too Many Phones to the VG248

I think you may be getting confused.

As far as the VG248 there are two concepts of a shared line.

There is the standard shared line like you would have with two IP Phones, you can share the line across two IP Phones. You can do exactly the same with the VG248. This is not a privacy issue.

The second type of shared line is where you have a single VG248 port connected to a wallsocket to which you connect a phone splitter, this is splitting the signal on a physical level. So your basically connecting two handsets to one port. This is a privacy issue as both parties can pick up the phone and listen to each others conversation, just like you can when you have two phones on the same line at home.

Hope that helps


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