HFNVoice Do-It-Yourself Install
HFNVoice service is configured directly on the World Wide Packet portal that is in your home media cabinet. This install guide is based on typical portal configurations. Your home may differ in equipment type and arrangement. There are 3 basic options for installing HFNVoice in your home:
- You can plug a phone directly into the World Wide Packet portal, no additional wiring needed.
- You can do your own wiring and connect the WWP to your home wiring and use existing phone jacks
- You can setup an appointment with HFN to do the inside wiring for a one time charge of $35. You can setup your appointment by calling customer service at (425) 427-0999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To install HFNVoice service, locate your media cabinet and open it.
In the bottom left cornet of your cabinet, you will see a World Wide Packet portal. Locate the POTS 1 jack on the portal. Some portals look different than the one pictured here, all are labeled, just above each jack. You can plug a phone directly into the POTS 1 jack and your phone service will work to that phone. You can choose to stop here and use the HFNVoice phone services through 1 or more wired or cordless phones. A lot of cordless phones offer multiple handsets with remote charging stations for distributing phones throughout the home.
If you are familiar with wiring phones to inside wiring, you can also choose to connect your HFNVoice service to your inside home wiring. To do this, you must disconnect the Qwest wiring (the Top cable in this example), this removes the dial tone from Qwest. You can then plug in a cable that connects from the RJ11 POTS 1 line on the WWP portal to the telephone patch panel. In this example image, this is a 110 type punch down block, you must have a 110 punch down tool to punch down the wires to the next available unused jack. Once this is done, you can then use any regular phone on any regular jack in the home.