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tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
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On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

DWSupport Posted:
After recent
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4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with
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peterlee Posted:
Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
in
Scarborough, Onta
rio
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Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

TELLDOUG Posted:
I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using
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On Oct 26, 2016 at 09:21:30

HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the
browser
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Topic:
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On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing
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How to have Vonage and another land line?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your
estimated
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Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and
their
configuration
guides,
...

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On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,
...

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Topic:
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On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01

James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
looking for a good
Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer
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You're pretty close to where I was when I switched to Vonage - I was spending $50 a month for phone service (AT&T) with caller ID and call waiting, but not much else, including no addtional lines, no long distance, etc. I've been very satisfied with both the savings and the service since switching more than a year ago.

To your questions:

1) Hard to say, but these things do have a way of working out. There was a time when RIM (Blackberry) lost a patent suit and some thought it would be the end of the Blackberry, but it just took some corporate negotiations and the Blackberry is stronger than ever. Personally, this issue would not keep me from switching.

2) With what you have, you would probably want one of the plain old Vonage phone adapters - mine is the Linksys PAP2, no longer available directly from them, but still found in a lot of stores (at my local Walmart right now for $27). This adapter would have a couple of phone jacks (one for each of possibly 2 lines - both jacks won't be active if you have only one line) and a wired network (ethernet) jack. You would just plug the network cable from the Vonage adapter into one of the wired ports on your Linksys router. At that point, assuming you've got active Vonage service, you should be able to plug a plain old telephone into the phone port on the Vonage adapter and it will work! There are a lot of suggestions here and other places about the BEST routers to use, and managing "quality of service" settings and such, but, honestly, I would go with the simple, straightforward setup like this first, then tweak it later IF YOU NEED TO. Of course, you could also replace your Linksys router with one of the Vonage wireless router / phone adater combo units, but I don't like having all my eggs in one basket!

3) Check out the hard wiring forum here at this site and you will see that it is usually a pretty easy process to connect your Vonage to your home's existing phone wiring, making all of the jacks in your house active with your Vonage service. And as easy as it is to connect it, you can undo and restore "regular" phone service in the future if you ever need to.

4) I have two DirecTivo receivers and it works. There is also a section here dedicated to Tivo, fax machines and other such things - be sure and check it out as well. I will say this - my satellite connections do not work FLAWLESSLY. I get a lot of "failed" calls and every once in a while get a nag screen because I've not completed a call in the last 14 days or something, but, the bottom line, at least for me, has been that for over a year IT HAS WORKED.

5) Two ways to interpret this question - live with your Vonage connection? Yes, as I mentioned above, it is usually easy to distribute the Vonage connection throughout the house to all of your phone jacks so they will all be live. Or "live" as in regular old phone jacks - again, anything you do to run Vonage through the whole house can be easily undone to return the jacks to the regular old status. The only thing that you can't EASILY do is have BOTH Vonage and regular old phone serivce and have some jacks in the house be Vonage and others be old fashioned service.

Hope this sheds a little light on things!



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I'm currently with MCI and spend over $60/month for phone service and we don't
rgnok: Thanks for the feedback. That does answer most of my questions, but
Nope, Vonage adapter doesn't have to be in the same room as your phone/answering
Thanks - you've been very helpful! I'm going to print this thread out so I make sure
Your setup will be like mine. The motorola VT2142 will be fine. All you need to do
Where do I check my modem's DOCSIS version? And what is DOCSIS?
Two things - one has been covered pretty adequately in the "home wiring" forums,
In the Vonage guidelines, they do not recommend DOCSIS 1. You can check your Vonage
I checked that page on Vonage's site and my modem isn't listed. I have a Motorola

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