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Re: Obi202 and blocking a number from being dialed
said by CanadianGuy:I'm surprised it hasn't done so already. Connecting the output of a VoIP adapter to a telephone line that is still connected to the phone company's wiring is a HUGE no-no - the potential is there for many bad things to happen, from permanently damaging your VoIP adapter to (in an extreme case) causing a fire. You are VERY lucky if your equipment has not been damaged so far, but I wouldn't count on that luck to hold forever.
I did just connect the Obi202 to the existing phone wiring but no I did not do anything at the network interface box (not sure which that is). I Haven't had a POTS line in years. Before I got voip.ms and an Obi202 I was using Rogers Home Phone. Is this going to cause harm?
If you are reasonably intelligent it is very easy to disconnect your inside wiring from the phone company's - see »mi-telecom.org/distribute.html for details on what to do (that page will also show you how to correctly wire in the alarm system, should you ever choose to reactivate it).
(Note what I've said above does not apply if the telephone company's line is connected to the LINE port of an adapter that includes one, such as an Obihai OBi110. But the line from the phone company can only be connected safely to the LINE port of such a device NEVER connect it to the PHONE port).