Regular Modems

Can any tell me if i can use a regular modem pci or pci express card with my freepbx? Can i bring in my telephone line in to the modem card and then bring a line out into a R11 patch panel that will create my extensions for me?

Hi Cipher, that won’t work. You need either a phone adapter box such as a Linksys SPA3102 with at least 1 FXO port or a PCI/PCIe hardware card like a Sangoma A200 with at least 1 FXO port (a FXO port connects to an analog POTS jack). You then connect the wall jack to the VoIP hardware adapter, and FreePBX talks to that hardware.