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HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the

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How to arrive at wifi password?
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?
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massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your

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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

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IP PBX for small business
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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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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On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46

James44 Posted:
Which network
connection do you

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Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 13, 2016 at 22:55:00

jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
few offices right
next door to our
main building. I
have a wireless

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Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 09, 2016 at 12:00:54

Pman Posted:
Hello, While
Vonage has been a
great service over
the years, it is
time to part

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Cannot port phone number to new carrier - repeated failures
On Jul 05, 2016 at 09:12:07

jbugz67 Posted:
We recently
purchased 5
Polycom VVX 300
phones from
Vonage, and have

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On Apr 15, 2016 at 14:58:07

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Vonage Your adapter maintains a constant "heartbeat" connection to the call managers

Your adapter maintains a constant "heartbeat" connection to the call managers at Vonage. The call managers use SIP to broker the connection between your home adapter and a PSTN voice gateway.

SIP messages are transmitted via UDP - what's unique about that is that UDP maintains no state information. There are no establishment / acknowledgement / finish states like there are on TCP sessions, so when you make your outbound connection most firewalls/routers just watch for activity on those UDP ports. They have no awareness if it is a single conversation taking place on that port pair, or if multiple short conversations are taking place. If nothing happens for 180 seconds or so it will stop forwarding those ports. With your voice adapter, it is talking to the Vonage call manager every few seconds thus keeping that connection open.

When you get an incoming call, the PSTN switch hands the call over via a SS7 connection to a Voip gateway (most likely a Cisco MGX8xxx box). The Voip gateway then signals the call manager that there is an inbound call for your phone number. That is where the real magic happens, and it decides how to handle the call:

If you have call forwarding turned on, it tells the MGX telco gateway to forward the call back out the PSTN to that number.

If your phone adapter isn't on the network (no internet connection / no power), it checks to see if there is a Network Availability number listed. If there is it tells the MGX gateway to forward the call out the PSTN to that number. If not it sends a SIP invite message to the voicemail server out east, which then establishes a connection to the gateway and takes your message.

If your phone adapter is on the network, it receives a SIP invite message from the call manager that triggers it to ring your phone. If you pick up, it makes an outbound connection to the voice gateway that is holding your inbound call and playing ring tones to the caller. If you don't pick up in your configured voicemail wait time, the call manager sends a message to your voice adapter to stop ringing your phone and sends a SIP invite message to the voicemail server at Vonage. The voicemail server will then establish that connection to your waiting call and play your greeting / take a message.

The only case where port forwarding starts to get sticky is Vonage-to-Vonage calls, because it is likely that both parties are behind firewalls / routers that restrict inbound counnections. In this case, one side would need to forward UDP ports 10,000-20,000 to the voice adapter to ensure that this connection could be made.

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How does PAP2 work without port forwarding?

I am is the PAP2 able to work behind a router without manually configuring
The PAP2 is a UPnP device so as long as the router has UPnP enabled, the ports are
So would having two PAP2's behind a router screw something up? Will it configure
I am a brand-new Vonage customer, and have a PAP2 behind a Netgear WGR614 router.
port forwarding is for people connecting to you. like a web or game server. it's
John, you are usual! :-)
<newbie alert> So what about incoming calls? Are you saying that the PAP2
The instructions that came with my PAP2 did have me setup multiple port-forwarding
You do not have to foward any ports unless your service is not working. I have the
Nope, you're not confused, you got it. UPnP allows devices to communicate so that,

espaeth posted "Your adapter maintains a constant "heartbeat" connection to the call managers" on 03/10/2005

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