1) As stated above, the Archer unit has 3 plugs. I plugged the Archer and the telephone into the dual phone jacks. I then connected the Archer to my PC. The Archer was set to "Record," as opposed to "Playback," and in "Mode A," as opposed to "Mode B" (I don't know what the 2 modes do). As I began recording, I picked up the telephone and made a test phone call. I spoke into the phone, and so did the person on the other end. My recording picked us both up, but our voices were tremendously low, and we were being drained out by deafening amounts of hiss and buzz noises.
2) I connected the Archer to the PC and to the cordless telephone. The immediate problem with this scenario was that as soon as I plugged the Archer into the cordless phone, the phone goes silent. I cannot hold a conversation if I cannot hear the other person. I then tried picking up one of the other phones in the house, but that caused a great deal of noise to go off.
That dual phone line unit that is in that picture there has two slots, obviously. One slot is designated for the phone, while the other is designated for a DSL cable. Apparently I got this way back when I was on dial-up. Is this unit going to be a problem? Would it matter if I plugged the Archer into the DSL port?