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Vonage By design, shared Wireless connections such as the Bell/Rogers offering are

By design, shared Wireless connections such as the Bell/Rogers offering are very bursty - especially during times of congestion. This means that your connection to the internet is served in time slot bursts. Satellite based user experience very similar issues albeit with more latency.

I've been using Vonage for several years and bell unplugged business service in the country for just under 2 years.

Speaking from experience, bell unplugged is a good option for high speed Internet if you're in the country with limited connectivity options or a mobile user that travels where wimax towers are available. The download/upload speeds are acceptable and even torrents can be made work stable by limiting the global maximum number of connections and maximum connected peers and upload slots per torrent to low numbers.

That being said, the latency is VERY INCONSISTENT. I generally use as my benchmark to ping and find that if I ping -t and let it run constantly to monitor the latency that it fluctuates (50ms for several seconds to 500 ms for several seconds to 1500ms for several seconds to 2000-3000ms for several seconds) Here's the tail end of a sample snippet right now at 11:00pm on Thursday May 13th, 2010 pinging

Reply from bytes=32 time=2618ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2821ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2546ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3020ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3003ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2904ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3082ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2615ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2342ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2730ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3034ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3416ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3432ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=3082ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2927ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2986ms TTL=53
Reply from bytes=32 time=2874ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4250, Received = 4213, Lost = 37 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 40ms, Maximum = 3557ms, Average = 1063ms

This is with the portable modem mounted inside at the peak of a barn in the country - the barn sits on the top of a hill (very high up) and the modem gets a steady 5 signal bars mounted in this location. There were no torrents or downloads happening in the background and after power cycling both the wimax modem, router and PC I still get the high pings.

Here's a sample of a traceroute taken 25 minutes after the above sample pings were taken. The first hop is a linksys wrt54g router running openwrt firmware and the connection to it has always been rock solid, the problem starts on the WAN side at the bell unplugged modem:

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms barn []
2 1457 ms 1944 ms * [64.230.197
3 1456 ms 1522 ms 1745 ms [64.230.159.
4 2303 ms 1817 ms 1689 ms [
5 1915 ms 1992 ms 1916 ms newcore3-toronto12_POS0-12-1-0_core [64.230.158.
6 1539 ms 1771 ms 2141 ms [206.108.107.
7 1673 ms 1637 ms 1723 ms [
8 1436 ms 1574 ms 1710 ms
9 1104 ms 927 ms 1046 ms
10 1216 ms 1173 ms 1137 ms
11 1448 ms 1379 ms 1315 ms
12 1367 ms 1170 ms 1192 ms []

Trace complete.

I have found times where power cycling does help latency but it is not always the case as it didn't help in the example above. A lot of the time I'm assuming traffic from other users connected to the same tower cause the ping fluctuations but have no way to confirm this but I can vouch that bell unplugged service is consistently inconsistent. Occassionally between 3:00am - 8:00am I get 50ms-100ms consistently (even while downloading torrents and/or large linux operating system .iso files via http or ftp or streaming youtube videos)

For this reason Bell Unplugged Business Edition is not adequate for Voip calls. It's too unreliable for video games, Voip or anything else that requires low latency transmission of packets.

With Vonage I've always used the SimulRing© option combined with my cell phone and for this reason I've left my Vonage Voip box at a relatives house in town on a stable bell dsl modem and am primarily using Vonage for advanced voice mail functionality and to direct calls to my cell phone for now. For this reason I may be looking to another provider in the future who can offer these lesser services a la carte for cheaper unless Vonage can offer just these hosted services at a reduced rate like some of their competitors do.

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Bell Sympatico High Speed Unplugged

I just got a brochure for this Bell High Speed Unplugged service and as I am getting
did you know that the Bell and Rogers wireless internet service are the same service?
If you get a good signal from your location then it supposedly is about as good as
This may work, but in all honestly if you have other options they are most likely
I have the sympatico unplugged service with a full 5 bar signal. I am not sure what
$70.00 a month for internet, wow that is really expensive especially at the speeds
I am a country Geek, not a city Geek, I have only two options for my internet, wireless,
Hate to say it there country boy, but you are incorrect with the speeds and pricing
Stop hijacking this thread Cogeco boy! Of course wired speeds and prices
to put us back on track, I was pointing out the answer to the original post. Someone

canadauser posted "By design, shared Wireless connections such as the Bell/Rogers offering are" on 05/14/2010

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