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You can recollect
password by
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router to your pc
and open the

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HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing

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The devices are
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margins , please
share your

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Hi these are most
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Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
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James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
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Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer

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jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
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Hello, While
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the years, it is
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We recently
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Polycom VVX 300
phones from
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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - February 20, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

February 20, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll check up on Vonage's E911 progress.  We'll also go over an interesting Vonage Voip Forum thread about switching routers, and another thread with feedback from a Vonage user about the performance he has been getting over the broadband Internet service of a regional provider another Vonage Forum member was curious about. 

In The News

Vonage Says Majority of Customers Have Enhanced 911

Vonage has just announced that almost all of its customers have basic 911 service and a majority of them have Enhanced 911 - a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party’s telephone number. In just 90 days, Vonage has equipped an additional 1,061 locally run calling centers, in over 360 new counties, with E911 capabilities, which brings the total number of calling centers within the 911 service area to over 3180.

"We have equipped the majority of our customers with E911 service in record-breaking time,” said Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage’s Chairman and Chief Strategist. "In just the past month, we have turned on E911 in over 610 additional PSAPs and 152 new counties.  Our goal is to get every Vonage customer help when they need it, and we will continue working with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety until there is equal access to E911 for Vonage customers."

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Because a new Vonage Forum Member 1000oaks has two questions about transferring the router he is using with his Vonage service, he decided to open a thread and name it, Xfer router policy, and configuring multiple Linksys routers/.

"I have been a Vonage customer since 2004 using a Linksys RT31P2. I wanted to add wireless capabilities to my home network," 1000oaks writes, adding that he's bought a Linksys WRT54GP2 over eBay.

"After swapping routers, the internet connection with the WRT54GP2 wireless router worked fine, but my phone service was not working," he writes. "When I called Vonage, I was told that the Mac ID was registered in the Vonage database to the previous owner, and they would not allow another user (me) to use the router."

Being given that information encouraged 1000oaks to start this thread, where he's asked two questions. One was a business question on Vonage policy, while the other was more of a technical question.

"Is it true that Vonage does not allow routers to be transferred? Seeing that Vonage main business is selling phone service and increasing subscribership, I would think Vonage would be thrilled to keep customers regardless of the router," 1000oaks writes.

"As a fallback to this business policy, I was looking for guidance to configure use of both Linksys Routers,1000oaks writes as an introduction to the technical portion of his opening thread post. "I have not been able to apply suggestions in threads in this forum about configurations for multiple routers for the following two reasons: 1) my Cable ISP does not allow static IP to be used, and 2) both my routers are Linksys and therefore, there is only a single web address to change configuration for both routers."

Before ending his post, 1000oaks seeks to clarify his ultimate aim:

"I was hoping to use the Linksys RT31P2 as the phone adapter and somehow utilize the Linksys WRT54GP2 wireless capabilities," he writes.

Then navydavy2001 responds with a post confirming that Vonage does not permit routers to be transferred in the manner 1000oaks would like.

As to the technical issue 1000oaks described, navydavy writes:

"Hook up one at a time and configure. Configure whichever device you want behind the primary device to have another IP address, and you should be able to access both."

Then, navydavy2001 adds some recommendations. These are suggestions useful not only for 1000oaks, but for other Vonage users who may wind up in the situation 1000oaks is looking for some help with.

"As for config, I would have just bought a WRT-54GL instead of a Vonage device, but I know why you did, to have everything on one device," navydavy2001 writes. "Personally, I hate that approach, kind of like having a VCR and DVD player in one. If one breaks, you're screwed on both." 

Now to navydavy2001's suggestion.

"My recommendation is to use the WRT as your gateway device, connect all your PC's through it, wireless or wired, then connect the RTP as your phone adapter," he writes. "I'm not sure what the 54G is going to try to do, in terms of trying to reach out to Vonage. That may introduce new issues that not many here have seen. 

"EBay adapters are never a good buy, for this reason, navydavy2001 adds.

Occasionally, we get posts on the Vonage Forum from prospective Vonage users wanting to know how Vonage works on the networks of specific broadband Internet Service Providers. 

Because probably every broadband Internet provider you could ever think of has users who are also members of the Vonage Forum, putting up these types of posts is always a good idea. Your ISP doesn't have to be nationwide; no matter who the ISP I'd bet there are Vonage Forum Members here who can help you with feedback based on their experience.

To prove my point, there's a new Vonage Forum post up there asking about Wide Open West, or "WOW!. This is a cable television and Internet service provider in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. And a company that a Vonage Forum Member who goes by the name sinceMay2004 wants to know more about, specifically as to how they handle Vonage calls.

For that reason, sinceMay2004 started a thread called w.o.w. and Vonage.

"Anybody have issues with wide open west and Vonage?," he writes, noting that the price they offer is lower than a major competitor, but also wanting to know what type of voice quality you get for that lower price.  

"I've been with WOW for 2 years and have not had any issues related to Vonage," responds fellow Vonage Forum Member taylor2767. "My speeds are actually a little higher than advertised. I usually average around 450k upload vs. the 384k advertised."

Finally, it is Monday, and time to meet our Vonage Forum Member of the Week. Several Members have been very active this past week offering their excellent advice to Forum Members with questions. VonageTPA  is one of these members. In just the last week, he has lent his expertise on a range of topics from connections to equipment issues. Plus, he is closing in on 1,000 posts. So in gratitude of VonageTPA's experience, responsiveness and helpfulness, VonageTPA is our Member of the Week. To read some of VonageTPA's recent posts, click here

So What Does All That Voip Alphabet Soup Mean?

Hey, do all those abbreviations you read about in some 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

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 Tuesday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest!!

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