Routing AT&T Digital Voice through Ethernet LAN
I have subscribed to AT&T Digital Voice in order to have a business line in my office. I was planning/hoping to be able to route voice throughout the house (in particular, my office) and connect it to a Polycom desktop (IP) phone I already own.
Unfortunately, the situation with my gateway, my VoIP phone, where they are located in relation to each other (i.e., not in the same room) and the phone/ethernet jacks they use vs the jacks that are near them is complicating my setup. Without going into nauseating detail, my question is simply whether this setup will work (i.e. transmit voice over the LAN to my phone)
Gateway (RJ11) ===> in-wall Ethernet port (RJ45) ===> in-wall Ethernet Port (RJ45) ===> Polycom phone (RJ45)
I could configure the line between the gateway either as a standard phone line (I know RJ11s fit and work in RJ45 jacks) or I could be a little smarter/safer about it and run a RJ11-RJ45 adapter.
Any other (better) approaches greatly appreciated.