Sign up

Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using

In The Forum:
Looking for a ringer ameliorate
On Oct 26, 2016 at 09:21:30

JimzyRom Posted:
cialis 20mg online
generic cialis
cialis knowledge
base <a

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Procure cheap generics no recipe
On Oct 24, 2016 at 20:40:08

JimzyRom Posted:
online pharmacy
usa generic
cialis brand
cialis <a

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Believe cheap generics no recipe
On Oct 24, 2016 at 20:01:14

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

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
How to arrive at wifi password?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
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

In The Forum:
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

In The Forum:
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,

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
W52p Setup
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

In The Forum:
A good sip trunking provider
On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46

James44 Posted:
Which network
connection do you

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

Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Carolyn Katz Elected to Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp.


Vonage Customer Reviews
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal

Vonage UK Review
Vonage UK Review

Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006
Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006

Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review
Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review

Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months

Vonage Reviews

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - January 31, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

January 31, 2006

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. 

In the news, we'll tell you about Vonage's latest expansion, as well as let you know how the company is doing with the Better Business Bureau. We'll also point you to a detailed, but important Vonage Forum thread that deals all about NAT (Network Address Translation). 

In The News

Vonage Now Offers Service in St. Louis Eastern Suburbs

Some of the fastest growing suburbs in the U.S. are in the eastern part of the St. Louis metro area, just across the Mississippi River in Illinois. It is an area of economic revitalization, several leading universities, and an expanding infrastructure.

Vonage knows that too, which, I guess they've just announced that service will be available in and around  Bethalto, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Highland and Troy, Illinois. Vonage customers in these areas can keep their current numbers or pick ones within the 618 area code that services the region.

High-speed Internet subscribers working and residing in southern Illinois can now take advantage of Vonage's broadband phone, which offers unlimited local and long distance calling and popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and voicemail for one low, flat monthly rate. Vonage customers living near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers can now keep their current numbers or choose telephone numbers within the popular (618) area code.

"Consumers in East St. Louis, where the world's tallest fountain resides, now have Vonage -- a local and long distance phone service mirroring its stature," said Michael Tribolet, president of Vonage America. "Our local presence in these Madison County markets gives residents and small businesses that reside there the option to choose a phone service that provides a great alternative to current high priced traditional Bell providers."

Vonage Does Well By The Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau is a national agency whose local chapters investigate complaints that consumers have about businesses they deal with. When the situation warrants, the Better Business Bureau steps in and resolves complaints. Even better, the Better Business Bureau keeps records of all companies it deals with, and how these complaints are resolved. Quite a few companies don't have the best compliance records.

Vonage, however, does have an excellent reputation with the Better Business Bureau. According to a Better Business Bureau report, Vonage resolved 248 of its 254 customer service issues and all 53 of its repair or quality-of-service issues in the past 36 months.

"The company resolved the majority of complaints processed and made a good faith effort to resolve the remaining issues," the Better Business Bureau states.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

You know, firewalls help us manage our data, and help us keep our PCs safe from hackers. But every once in a while, they can be problematic.

I guess that's why Vonage Forum Member j230ns decided to open a thread called disable firewall on rtp300 without disable internet access?

"I'm on a cable modem and I'm connected via modem, rtp300 (with) two PCs," writes j230ns. He adds that he is wondering if there is a way to disable firewall & NAT without his internet connection going out. 

"Basically I don't want the firewall as it causes many problems to an internet (newbie) like me, i prefer my easy software firewalls, but when i disable firewall & NAT (Network Address Translation)  my internet connection goes down," he writes. "Is there any way to use it simply as a router?"

"Why are you disabling NAT?," blakadher writes. "You're (going to). need that if you want to connect to the internet with the PCs behind the router."

Blakadher then recommends that for more information about NAT, that j230ns check out a Vonage Forum post with lots of details about NAT. The post is located at:

Tell you what. Because I know that not all of you Vonage Forum Members are exactly clear on what NAT is, let me borrow from an excellent explanation Vonage Forum Member trekologer provides on the post I just cited.

"When connected directly to the internet modem, your computer has a public routable IP address. In other words, the address that it had is able to be directly connected to by other machines on the Internet," he explains. "When you use a router, the router has the public IP address and your computer has a private IP address which is not directly accessible to another machine over the internet. In most cases, this is not a problem because the router routes the requested data back to the computer that requested it. 

"This is called Network Address Translation, or NAT."

Now that we know that info, let's get back to the disable firewall on rtp300 without disable internet access? thread we were talking about.

After reading blakadher's post, j230ns comes back with a reply in which he writes that "the only way to disable the firewall is firewall & NAT in one neat needlessly bundled little radio button. So if i want no firewall, no choice."

But according to Vonage Forum Member bg4, there may be a better way of resolving this issue. 

"There is no real need to disable firewall - just click on disable DHCP server - that's it," he writes.

So What Does All That Voip Alphabet Soup Mean?

That last thread sure had several abbreviations: NAT (Network Address Translation), DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, etc.  

So do all those abbreviations you read about in Vonage Forum threads and elsewhere confuse you? Well, we have a handy guide to all VoIP-related abbreviations you are likely to encounter, and what they stand for. So if you see another jumble of letters that doesn't make any sense, why not hop over to our Voip Acronyms page? You can find it at

What Info To Post When You Are Having Tech Problems

As you just read, a good number of threads and posts on the Vonage Forum are devoted to a technical issue a Forum Member is having with his Vonage service, and questions as to what is causing the problem and how it can be fixed. Being able to provide such solutions is a major reason why we are here.

We have many knowledgeable Vonage Forum members who repeatedly have jumped in and provided advice that has led to solutions. Generally, the best way for them to help you is if you provide as much information as you can about your setup and the nature of the problem you are having.

This past summer, one of those knowledgeable and always Vonage Forum Members actually started a thread advising what info you should provide when you start a thread that asks for help with a Vonage-related issue. Trowski's thread is called What to post when having technical trouble with Vonage..... I liked his points so much that I have made this thread a "sticky," which means it appears at the top of the Vonage Voip Forum thread list you see when you go to

Here's what Trowski advises that you post:

1. Your location
2. Your ISP name and type (cable, DSL, wireless etc)
3. Upload and download speeds
4. Modem make and model
5. Type of Vonage adapter used i.e. RT31P2 or PAP2
6. Setup of Network i.e. Modem---->Vonage Adapter-->PC
7. Issue you are experiencing i.e. dropped calls, choppy audio etc
8. DETAILED results from with a test call to Boston.

"This will help you get the answers/resolution faster if you can post that first....," he writes.

And I added, "that a detailed title is very important, one that does not have the words: "Please", "Help" or "Vonage" in it. And if you haven't already done so, please take a minute to read the forum rules prior to posting for the first 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 Wednesday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, !!

Vonage Service Plans

Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New DanielMot
New Today 0
Yesterday 2
Total 98692

Who Is On Site
Visitors 94
Members 0
Total 94

Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value: 7.06
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search

Social Bookmarks
 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See for details.

** Certain call types excluded. is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.

Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 0.73 Seconds and 473 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum