On 25/02/2012 22:22, John wrote:
> I will shortly be buying an ATA for use with my voip number.
> At present my desktop pc is on a 15m ethernet cable from the room
> where the router is.
> Can I attach another router to the pc end of the ethernet cable and
> plug a short ethernet cable from the pc into it as well as the ata?
> Any help appreciated
If your goal is to have the ATA by your PC for whatever reason, you
could get an ATA that also works as a router.
For example, I have an SPA2012. You can plug the PC end of your long
ethernet cable into that, and connect your PC to the ATA - no extra
router or switch required. That particular model will only allow
7.5Mbit through to your computer (which may or may not be an issue for
you), but will have the advantage that voice will take priority over
other traffic from your PC, and with no additional router configuration.