Question about RCA H5401RE1 4-Line Cordless Expansion Handset

Open Question

Can't use the two compatible phones as an extension as I need to

Bought this phone and love it but needed an extension. So I bought the cordless handset, Model # H5401RE1-A, which is supposed to be compatible. I need to be able to talk on line one in my office and my business partner be on the same line in another part of the office using the handset as an extension. Can't do it, or at least I can't figure out how to do it. Can you help? If not, I need to return the handset immediately. Thanks, Susan Arnold

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 65 Answers

SOURCE: All handsets cannot be used at the same time

Some of the cordless phones do not allow more than one handset to be used at the same time. Is there a transfer button on the handsets? Can you call from one handset to the other? If not the phones probably have to be used one at a time.
To get off speaker phone just push the speaker phone button again.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

  • 281 Answers

SOURCE: I just purchased an extension

its wireless

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

  • 95 Answers

SOURCE: need to connect phone and fax machine to one phone jack

You have the wrong adapter probably. Most common types are single line splitters and will not work like you want. They only split line one and 2 gets blocked out as they only have 2 copper connector on the plug centered to get line 1 only. If you want to use an adapter you will need a 2 line splitter like this one:
A simpler solution is to plug your fax into your phone. On top of your phone are multiple jacks labeled L1/L2, L2 only or L2/data. Plug your phone into the wall using the L1/L2 jack then plug your fax into the L2 jack and this will work fine and still allow you use of line 2 on your phone. If you don't want to hear the ring then set your fax machine to auto answer. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

SOURCE: Lucent Partner Mail VS - need cordless phone

You can plug a analog phone into the "Aux" port on the back of the phone (provided it has one).

This will be the same extension as the corded phone, but give you mobility. If someone picks up the corded phone while you are on the cordless, they will hear your conversation.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: RCA Executive Series 4-line model# 25413RE3-A

I was having the same caller ID. Then I looked up the phone on the RCA site:

Turns out there is no called ID on this model =(

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I bought a base and one extension phone - no problem - bought another extension phone and it will not register

The new phone must fit into the base cradle for registering to even be attempted. You gave no model numbers, it is likely your newest handset is not compatible with the rest of your system... but we can sometimes "cheat". If the new handset is displaying "To register, place on base..." but it simply does not fit -- try removing the battery cover and see if wiggling the handset will allow the "charging" lamp to come on: then wait to see if it will register. You can find the base model number on a small sticker on the bottom of the base, the handset model numbers are on stickers under the battery.

Apr 09, 2016 | Vtech Cordless Phone Battery for 2429,...

1 Answer

How can i get my dwx207 to comunicate with a phone line

that is an extension phone only will not work without the control unit e;i answering machine that plugs into phone jack on wall

Apr 12, 2015 | Uniden Dwx207 Dect 6.0 Waterproof...

1 Answer

I bought a panasonic cordless phone TX-TG3821 wireless phone and connect it to our TDA200 but i have problem with the local extensions number not showing there is any configuration on TDA200 to make it...

your extension board should support CID.
KX-TDA0177 supports CID for analogue phones.
If you do not have this card then you need to exchange
your existing ext. card.

Oct 21, 2013 | Panasonic Lands Phones

1 Answer

Wanna add vtech5.8 handset to 6.0 (2 phone)

No, they are not compatible. One phone uses the 5.8GHz band to communicate, the other uses the DECT 6.0 protocol. You need two phones using the same scheme.

May 08, 2012 | Vtech Cordless Telephone (IA5859)

2 Answers

Colour on my extension cable are black red green and yellow how would i connect it to my wall mounted plate

Just bought twin panasonic home phone KXTG 7322 but phone extension cable to my old phone does not seem to be compatible - what phone extension cable will be compatible?

Nov 22, 2009 | Lands Phones

1 Answer

Searching for a phone with special feature

Yes you can buy cordless phones with transfer capabilities. We have several of them at where I work.

The unidens are some of the better phones on the market. All we have to do with them is when we receive a call is hit the talk button again and dial the number we wish to send the call to.

Any of the unidens should have this feature you could ask the salesman if you can plug them in to test.

An example of a good phone is:

Apr 24, 2008 | Northwestern Bell 35828-M2 Cordless Phone

1 Answer

GE 28041

dont try the disc, macs need full size ones it is likely to get badly stuck!

Feb 10, 2008 | GE 28041 Cordless Phone

3 Answers

Philips CD240 cordless phone

I have just bought a Philips CD240 cordless phone in spain, but the instructions afe not in english. Could you e-mail the manual in english to thank you so much

Jan 06, 2008 | Philips DECT5112 Cordless Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA H5401RE1 4-Line Cordless Expansion Handset Logo

Related Topics:

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Lands Phones Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77932 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5296 Answers

Are you a RCA Lands Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides