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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest. - February 17 - 19, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

February 17, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll find out what new Vonage CEO's old peers and colleagues think of him. Today is Friday, the day for our In The Blogs feature. The bloggers are really busy with posts about Vonage this week. We'll also go over an interesting Vonage Voip Forum thread with advice on linking two routers together to work with the Vonage service.

In The News

New Vonage CEO Was Highly Respected In Old Job

In all the articles about Vonage announcing their IPO (Initial Public Offering), there's also been mention that Vonage has a new CEO, Michael Snyder. The executive comes from security company ADT, where he had been president when Vonage's founder and chairman Jeffrey Citron, hired him away.

Now comes word that while at ADT, Snyder had been held in the highest regard by some of his peers. In fact, Security Systems News reports that Snyder's departure from ADT to go to Vonage was a frequent topic of conversation at the Barnes, Buchanan & Mallon security conference that took place in Palm Beach Florida last week. said Jack Mallon of Mallon Associates.

"His resignation was sudden and unexpected," Jack Mallon of Mallon Associates told Security Systems News. "Snyder's been around for a long time and he's well respected," Mallon said. The general consensus at the conference was that Snyder's departure would be a "win-win move, a good opportunity for Snyder going forward and good for ADT," Mallon added.

The newspaper mentioned that Snyder had been with the company for 28 years, and was in senior management during some major changes in ADT's dealer programs in the past few years.

Ann Lindstrom, ADT director of corporate communications, gave Security Systems News a statement about Snyder confirming his resignation.

"Mike Snyder has resigned as president of ADT Worldwide and has accepted a position outside the electronic security industry. During his 28-year tenure at ADT, Mike has made significant contributions to the company and to Tyco Fire & Security. He leaves with ADT's best wishes for continued success," said ADT corporate communications director Ann Lindstrom in a statement sent to Security Systems News.  

In The Blogs

We read about 15 Voip and IP-telephony-related Weblogs. Some we read more than others, but we enjoy most of them. Face it, bloggers are opinion-shapers. So today, we are going to give you a round-up of what the blogs we read have recently said about Vonage recently.

Here's what the Voip bloggers have been writing about:

Jeff Pulver of notes that the Spring 2006 VON show, which is next month in San Jose, California, will feature two speakers from Vonage. These speakers will be Jeffrey Citron, Chairman of Vonage, and Louis Holder, executive vice-president of product development for Vonage. In several other posts, Pulver repeats his sounding of the drums for net neutrality, which is the concept that companies like Vonage shouldn't have to pay extra to broadband Internet service providers for carriage over their networks.

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog writes about what he sees as some of the challenges ahead for Vonage with their IPO.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, but he is getting some comments about the post he made last week about Vonage's IPO.

Mark Evans of the Telecom .. and Tech blog (he's from Canada, which is a northern country, and he writes about telecom and tech) offers his views about Vonage's IPO.

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes about Vonage's IPO as well, but also offers a fascinating and fun piece about what some Vonage users talk about during their conversations with their significant others over their Vonage connection.

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog gives Vonage Chairman Jeffrey Citron credit for bringing his company this far, sticking with it along the way, and also being a champion for VoIP. He wonders why other companies tend to get credit for doing the same thing- but credit that they may not deserve.

Bruce Stewart of the new O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Blog makes mention of Vonage's IPO. And on the same blog, James Gaskin writes about whether he thinks that Vonage may want to think about changing their customer marketing strategy in light of the IPO.

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch links to several posts by other bloggers and writers with some detailed opinions about the Vonage IPO. Last week, Andy made a post to his own blog in which he termed the Vonage IPO an "interesting, sober move" that will set the tone for other Voip company strategies.

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog writes about the Vonage IPO. "Vonage is now the Voip benchmark. If they succeed, the entire Voip market succeeds," he writes. "If not the rest of the Voip market will have a rougher ride."

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he notes that some bloggers agree with the post he wrote last week in which he wrote that Vonage's IPO is actually a far better deal than some skeptics believe it is. "Vonage has pushed IP telephony into the mainstream and consumers recognize it as a brand leader in the sector. Vonage is considered by many mainstream consumers to be 'the new phone company', and, unlike the previous generation of (phone companies) who couldn't offer any unique value, folks actually recognize the distinction between Vonage and Ma Bell," he writes. "Also, compared to blue chip telecom stocks, which are going to get beaten down by fleeing revenue streams (fleeing to companies like Vonage), big telecom union contract costs, bloated legacy equipment costs, and ancient telecom regulations that are largely tripe, Vonage's stock appears to have much upside potential. Vonage didn't have to drop 2 billion dollars in order to capture a user base either."

One of my favorite new blogs is written by Jack Decker. In his Michigan Telephone, Voip and Broadband Blog (which isn't limited to Michigan-related telecom issues, by the way), Jack praises and links to a USAToday editorial backing net neutrality. He also defends Vonage's E911 capabilities.  

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Way back last May, Vonage Forum Member huliyar started a very helpful thread that just received a new post today. But since both posts on the thread are very useful, I would like to highlight each of these posts.  

The thread is called My working setup -Two routers - linksys WRT54G and RT31P2. Since this thread has to do with router issues- one of the most frequently discussed topics here on the Vonage Voip Forum, let's see what huliyar wrote, and what another Vonage Forum Member, meccleston, just posted today.

First let us go to huliyar's post:

"I would like to share my working setup: SBC DSL Speedstream 5100 modem to WRT54G to RT31P2 to Phone," writes huliyar, who then follows up with a numbered lists of connections and steps: 

(1) 5100 modem to WRT54G Connect WAN (Internet port) of WRT54G to DSL modem. Then go to config screen of WRT15G - Internet Connection Type is 'PPoE' in setup config of WRT54G; 

(2) WRT54G to RT31P2 Connect LAN port of WRT54G to WAN (Internet) port of RT31P2 Then go to config screen of RTP312 - Internet Connection Type is 'Obtain IP Automatically' in the setup config of RT31P2. This config is crucial; 

(3) Connect phone to RTP312. Phone led on RTP312 should light up indicating phone line is ready to use. If have two phone lines connect the second line to the remaining phone port of RTP312.

Thanks, huliyar. Now let us go over what meccleston suggests in his new post on the same issue:

"I would like to post my setup as it resolves a lot of issues I was having with sharing between the two routers," he writes." I wanted the VoIP router attached directly to the internet as the wireless sometimes locks when people in the house use P2P software and this causes loss of phone service, as well it seemed to reduce latency."

Next, he reviews his setup:

Router 1 Vonage Connected to the internet
Router 2 WRT54G

Router 1 settings:

Local IP
Subnet mask
DHCP: enabled
DHCP range anywhere from to
I used with 50 addresses

Advanced routing tab

Route name: wireless
Destination LAN IP:
Subnet mask:

"After connecting to the internet you can make a note of your DNS servers on your status tab," he writes.

"To connect to this router after the settings remember it is now If not using DHCP to connect remember to set the last octet your subnet mask on you network card to 128," meccleston explains, then going to his Router 2 settings:

Router 2:

Static IP:
Subnet mask
DNS and any others you found on your status tab of the 1st router (optional)

Local IP
Subnet mask
DHCP enable
DHCP range anywhere from to
I used with 10 addresses

Advanced routing: turn off NAT by changing from gateway to router

Add a route:
Route name: Vonage
Destination LAN IP:
Subnet mask:
Default gateway:

"On the security tab you can turn off all the firewall protection as the first router is providing it," meccleston adds.


And I have one word for meccleston: Thanks!

How To Edit Or Delete Your Posts

Whether online or off, most of us have said things we later regretted, or realized we could have said or explained better. I know I have said my share.

I guess it is that trait in so many of us that makes at least some Vonage Forum Members curious about how to edit posts you have made, or even how to delete them should it become necessary to do so.

Here's an explanation of your options, as I explain on the Vonage Forum FAQ

Unless you are the board admin or forum moderator you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post (sometimes for only a limited time after it was made) by clicking the edit button for the relevant post. If someone has already replied to the post you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic, this lists the number of times you edited it. This will only appear if no one has replied, it also will not appear if moderators or administrators edit the post (they should leave a message saying what they altered and why). Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.

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 Monday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, including our popular Vonage Voip Forum Member of the Week feature!

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