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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - March 2, 2006


Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

March 2, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

Lots of news today. In the news, we will read where Vonage stands among U.S. VoIP providers, see how many lines Vonage has connected, read about important new legislation affecting Vonage that will be introduced in the U.S. Senate today, and speaking of, read about expansion of Vonage local number availability in a region of the U.S. not too far from the nation's capital. We'll also look at a Vonage Voip Forum thread about using wireless Internet connections with the Vonage service, as well as a thread with advice for a Vonage user who wants to enhance his set-up by building an office network.



In The News

Vonage Still The Largest Voip Provider in the U.S.

According to the analysis firm TeleGeography, the number of U.S. subscribers to Voip increased from 1.3 million at the beginning of 2005 to 4.5 million at the year's end. And the company said that the year ended with Vonage the VIP service with the most subscribers- 1.2 million according to TeleGeography. 

The numbers did not factor in subscribers to mostly softphone-based, PC-to-PC offerings, which for the most part, offer far less caller services than companies such as Vonage do.

Vonage Now Has More Than 1.5 Million Lines In Service

Two months have passed since the end of 2005, and Vonage has picked up many new customers. I know because many of them have also joined the Vonage Forum. Plus, Vonage is also available in Canada and the U.K. 

Keeping those facts in mind, it is not surprising that yesterday, Vonage announced it has exceeded 1.5 million lines in service.

"With over 1.5 million lines in service, Vonage is demonstrating the viability of Voip and the demand for our affordable calling plans, flat-rate pricing and unique features," said Vonage chairman and chief strategist Jeffrey Citron. 

Net Neutrality Bill To Be Introduced Today

"Net neutrality" is the concept that Internet broadband service providers such as DSL or cable companies should not try to block, charge access fees, or create technology impairments toward competing services that travel over their networks. An example of these practices would be a DSL provider who offers their own Voip but would want to charge a competing service like Vonage a fee to use their broadband pipes. 

Today U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon will introduce a broad-ranging bill to prohibit the practice. This should be interesting, and I will write about it in tomorrow's Vonage Voip Forum Digest.

Vonage Expands Local Number Availability In Northern Virginia

Vonage has announced the availability of service in Engleside, Fairfax-Vienna, Leesburg, Manassas and Stafford, Virginia.

Vonage users in these regions between the edge of the Washington D.C. suburbs and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains can now keep their current numbers or choose telephone numbers within the popular and relatively new (540) and (571) area codes.

These are expanding areas full of fast-growing suburbs full of technology companies- many of whom have executives and employees who as technologists, are interested in VoIP. That, coupled with the fact that many of those areas are filling up with subdivisions as the Washington, D.C. metro area expands, makes the areas I just mentioned promising regions for new Vonage sign-ups.

And as more people sign up for Vonage, there's  

On The Vonage Voip Forum

New Vonage Forum Member whshep was having problems connecting with his wireless Internet service after he started using Vonage. So then whshep decided he should start a new Vonage Forum thread about the issue. He's named this thread Can't Connect Wireless to Internet.

I'm a new Vonage customer in a new home with a D-Link wireless system that used to work, before I moved. I have a D-Link DI-524 wireless router and a DWL-G710 wireless range extender. I had it working in the old house, and it was working for a few days in the new house before I got the Linksys RTP300 router from Vonage. I'm running OSX 10.4.5 with an Airport Extreme card with Comcast cable.

"After some experimentation, I decided on the following configuration: modem -> RTP300 -> DI-524," whshep writes. "This seems to give the best phone reception. I set the DI-524 IP address manually (192.168.15.150) and turned off DCHP. I finally got everything to work, connected to the internet both wired and wireless, and went to bed."

But, as whshep explains later in the post, he was subject to what sounds like a "rude awakening."

"My problem: now I can't seem to connect to the Internet through the wireless connection any more. I can connect to the DI-524, and my computers will connect to the wireless, but they can't get an address from the RTP300 via the wireless," he writes. "So, I think, maybe the DI-524 is fading, so I try using the DWL-G710 as my wireless access point. Again, I set the IP address manually (192.168.15.152), and again, my computers can connect to the access point, but not to the Internet."

"Anyone have any idea what's going on?," whshep closes his post by asking. "It would seem that one of these devices would work!"

As he so often does, Vonage Forum Member NateHoy sees this post and offers some suggestions.

"First thing I'd do is try pinging IP addresses out on the Internet instead of domain names. The DNS (name lookup) proxy in the RTP300 and WRTP54G units is VERY weak, and tends to fail a lot," he writes.  Fortunately, there is a very easy way to bypass it and get on with life." 

NateHoy then links to an article he has written and posted here on the Vonage Forum entitled "Disabling the DNS Proxy in the WRTP54G/RTP300 Vonage Routers. Here's the link: http://vonage.nmhoy.net/dnsproxy.html

"NateHoy then adds a note: to whshep that  may just be able to turn off DNS proxy (red dot in the screenshot in the article) and leave the actual DNS server addresses blank (blue dots), and in theory it should look up the server names and pass them along." NateHoy points out that he's never tried this solution, opting instead to keying in the DNS addresses. He says the solution worked for him until "I replaced my WRTP54G with a better router and relegated the WRTP54G to a Vonage device only."

You know, I've noticed many new Vonage Forum Members start threads looking for set-up advice. Because we get many new Vonage Forum Members who are also brand new or even relatively new to the Vonage service, those types of posts are expected- and welcome.

In that vein, and in his second post, Vonage Forum Member MikeH  has started a new Vonage Voip Forum thread called Small Home Office Network Advice needed.

"I have had Vonage small business service for a few months now & have no major complaints. Computer, Phone & Fax all act right," MikeH writes. "I now need to add a 2nd computer (laptop) to the works. 

MikeH adds that he would prefer a simple setup that isn't necessarily wireless powered. "But," he points out that wireless "could be a plus." He writes that on the service, he wouldn't perform any major computer uploads / downloads just simple spreadsheet, estimates & invoices. 

"Any suggestions for a simple router setup?," he asks, adding that he currently has a Terayon TJ715X cable modem >Motorola VT1005 >PIII Desktop Computer, Phone & fax. Service is thru Bright House / Roadrunner.

Then old reliable NateHoy comes to this thread as well and opens a post with some advice for MikeH.

"With your limited demands, any consumer router would probably do just fine for you. Buy a nice little $40-50 unit, or spend the extra $20 on a Linksys WRT54GL for a little future expandability," NateHoy writes. "If you get into wireless, be sure you secure it." 

NateHoy closes his post by suggesting that MikeH "get a Wireless-G router that supports at LEAST WPA, if not WPA2."

Want To See Me At Work?

This is one busy day, and as I write and post today's Digest, I am at my desk.

I also have a couple of Webcams installed where you can take a peek at me when I am in my office working. Just go to http://www.vonage-forum.com/office-cameras.html.

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: http://www.vonage-forum.com/syndication.html, 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 Friday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, including our popular In The Blogs feature!!




 
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