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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - October 5, 2005

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

October 5, 2005

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. Today we will look at what a leading British newspaper has to say about the Vonage service. We'll also review interesting new Vonage Voip Forum threads on a patent infringement lawsuit Vonage had filed on them yesterday. 

Vonage In The Headlines

British Newspaper Reviews Vonage Service

UK-based newspaper The Independent is out today with a review of Vonage and several other Voip providers. By the way, Vonage expanded into the UK earlier this year. Here's what The Independent's Rhodri Marsden has to say about Vonage: 

Type: Adaptor and telephone, although once you've signed up and got your adaptor you can choose to bypass it. 

What do I need?:  The Vonage adaptor, which costs £16.99. The software option requires Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, or Mac OS X. 

How much to get started?: £16.99 for the adaptor (about $29.95, U.S.), plus £6.99 (about $12.30, U.S.) shipping. 

Incoming calls?: Yes. You can choose from a large range of UK-based STD codes. 

Rates?: Paying the flat rate of £9.99 per month (about $17.60 U.S.) gets you: UK landline - free. UK mobile - 15p/min peak, 10p/min evenings, 5p/min weekends. US landline - 2p/min. (Note: "p" stands for "English pennies" 1p=1.76 cents).

Good call: The start-up costs are low for an adaptor-based system. 

Hang-ups: The flat-rate option might not suit light users.

By the way, for you U.K. users- and anyone else who wants to stop by- our Vonage UK Forum is located at

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On a new Vonage Voip Forum thread called Sprint Nextel sues Vonage over Voip patents, several Vonage Forum Members give their thoughts on that lawsuit, which was announced yesterday and which Vonage spokespeople have no comment so far.

Suffice to say that Vonage Forum Members mwmcclure, galion, and Amerist don't give Sprint any sympathy. But perhaps the funniest comment to date on this issue comes from KDWycha, who writes: "Sprint can go fart peas at the moon."

On a new Vonage Voip Forum thread called Which phone adaptor should I get? new Vonage Forum Member Paul3456 writes that he is planning to sign up for a Vonage account soon, and intends to use the service at home and on the road.

"I am unsure as to which phone adaptor to get, Paul3456 writes." Overseas, my hotel has a high speed connection which I would connect the phone adaptor to, but I also want to hook up a wireless travel router, so the phone adaptor needs to have at least one port to hook up a computer or router. 

"In addition," Paul3456 explains, "it needs to work on both 110V and 240V, as I don't want to carry a power converter too. Because I will be traveling, the smaller the phone adaptor the better."

Vonage Forum Member DallasFlier doesn't take a flyer. Instead, he posts a response.

"I'd suggest one of two options" he writes. "Call Vonage to sign up, and ask for either the PAP2, or the WRTP54G. I'm not sure if they're still offering the PAP2 or not, but it IS very small, and would be great for traveling. 

DallasFlier explains to Paul3456 that he "would have to hook it up to one of the LAN ports on your travel router, but as long as the router you choose supports some QoS capability, that should work fine."

"Alternatively," adds DallasFlier, "the WRTP54P is larger - the same size as the RTP300, but includes a wireless B/G router, so you would only have to carry ONE box and power adapter with you when you're traveling."

Then, Paul3456 posts that his "travel router is the SMC SMCWTK-G which doesn't have any LAN ports, only a port to connect to the internet source. The only way this will work," he writes, "is if the phone adaptor has LAN ports. Is there a phone adaptor that has LAN ports and also works on 110 & 220? From what I have read it is one or the other, not both."

DallasFlier then follows up with another post.

"It's really too bad you already bought the travel router, because asking for a phone adapter with LAN ports is asking for a router," he writes. "You're right - the Vonage routers supplied in the U.S. out of the box only work on 110, but they actually require 12 VDC at 1000mA, or 1A - its only the A/C adapter that's limited to 110. So finding an A/C adapter that will work with 110 and 220 shouldn't be too difficult. 

Thing is, you'll be carrying an RTP300 router which is nearly 7" x 7" by 1.5", plus the power adapter, plus your travel router," DallasFlier adds. "If you had waited to buy the travel router, you could be carrying a WRTP54G of identical size to the RTP300, but with a wireless antenna attached to one side - no second router needed. Either way, you'll need to find a dual voltage adapter capable of supplying 12 VDC at 1A. 

DallasFlier ends this post with some helpful info: "Actually, looking up the specs on your travel 'router' - its not a router at all, its actually an access point, also configurable as a bridge or repeater," he writes.

Paul3456 follows up. "It looks like the Linksys WRTP54G wireless is the way to go," he writes. "I am going to call Vonage and see if they will ship it to me."

On a new Vonage Forum thread called Recommend QoS Router, new Vonage Forum Member tchan  writes that he is  having issues with his Vonage phone. 

"I've been using Vonage for over a year now and recently it seems it's been degrading severely. Part of the issue is a recent change in my company's VPN and network," he says. "When I have my company laptop at home it needs to now upload more info then it did before. This is causing degraded voice quality to the point of people only hearing every 3rd worked of what I say. For the most part I can hear them just fine." 

Tchan lets us know that his upload bandwidth is in the 300's kbps and he has the bandwidth saver set to the lowest (30k). "My work laptop is connected to an SMC Barricade wireless router which in turn is then connected to my Motorola adapter from Vonage," he adds. "Is there a router you guys can recommend that will provide better reliable service for me?"

This question got several replies, including from Vonage Forum Members caralmar and Amerist.

Caralmar writes that 300kbps sounds like more than enough upload bandwidth for Vonage and for VPN. "I too work from home and have a VPN and the call quality has not suffered," he writes. "I did have many problems with the Motorola adapter and had to return it. I've not had any issues with the Linksys RTP300 and would recommend it. I'm using firmware 1.00.50. 

"When you get the Linksys," caralmar advises tchan that he "ensure that you connect it directly to your broadband modem (cable or DSL). This will allow the router to prioritize the voice packets (QoS). You can then attach your wireless router to a lan port on the Linksys (hook it up to a LAN port on the wireless router, not the WAN port)." He adds that the Linksys router comes pre-configured to allow VPN traffic to pass through. 

"Finally, with my VPN software (SecureRemote), I have to ping my server several times before it connects," caralmar points out. "I think that the router is opening up the necessary ports the first time I try to ping the server. Once the ports are open though, it is smooth sailing."

As to Amerist, he posts that he's using a Linksys WRT54G with the following QoS settings for the port where his Motorola VT1005V is connected: 

Priority: High Flow control : Disable 

"I'm not sure if these are the best settings to use with my particular hardware, but it works great for me," Amerist comments. "I can be online downloading huge files from multiple machines and I never lose a word when I'm on the phone at the same time."

As we close out today's Digest, I'd like to remind you once again about some more options you have to receive the Vonage Voip Forum Digest every day. If you go to this page:, you will see a list of RSS Newsreaders from which with one or two clicks, you'll be able to get your Digest delivered directly to your Newsreader each morning. The Newsreaders we've linked to on that page include such reliable and trusted services as Bloglines, Feedster, My Yahoo!, Newsgator and Feedburner. I am open to add others, just contact me with the info of the Newsreader.

That's what's hot about Vonage today. We'll be back on Thursday morning with our next edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest,!!

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