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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - March 13, 2006


Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

March 13, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

First, I have some good news. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, we got our 19 millionth page view here on the Vonage Forum. page views since we launched the Vonage Forum back in March, 2003. Every time you read a page on the Vonage Forum, that's one more page view. Let's see.. we reached our 18th millionth page view on February 22, so it took us only 19 days to get to 19 million!! So let's see how quickly we can get to 20 million!!

In the news, we'll find out what a leading analyst thinks about who is really responsible for phone company innovation- companies like Vonage or the major traditional phone providers.  We'll also go over interesting Vonage Voip Forum threads about routers- one thread about solving a router connection delay issue, the other about a fairly unknown router with a chipset that seems to make it work great with Vonage service. And since this is Monday, time for our newest Vonage Forum Member of the Week. 



In The News

Analyst Says Vonage Is More "Innovative" Than Traditional Phone Companies

Gartner analyst Kathie Hackler tells Information Week magazine's J. Nicholas Hoover that companies like Vonage are doing a lot more to advance telecommunications research than the older traditional phone companies are. 

" 'Innovation has instead come from IT companies or third parties,' such as Vonage and (others) driving adoption of Voip before carriers jumped on the bandwagon,"  Hoover note that Hackler told him. "' We've seen them adopting IP, but the innovation is definitely on the other side of the fence," she says.

But what many analysts point out is that at least one current merger proposal is approved without any net neutrality laws, it would give large phone companies the resources to further innovate unchecked by such provisions. They seem to think that these large phone companies would then try to fight net neutrality (the principle that Internet service providers should treat content from all other services equally), so that they could innovate, while not worrying about net neutrality laws that would force them to treat them as equals for services carried across their networks.

Von Show Begins Tomorrow

I noticed that the Spring 2006 Von Show will begin tomorrow morning in San Jose, Calif. Unlike previously announced, Vonage will have no speakers at the event. I guess that is because Vonage has filed to be a public company, which limits what their execs can say. Still, as someone who attended the last big Von show in Boston, I can tell you these conferences always have big news- and as the biggest Voip provider, I am sure there will be lots of news coming out there that will affect Vonage and their customers (that probably means, you).

I won't be at the show but I have a lot of friends who will be. Plus I know the bloggers and the mews media cover this show like a blanket, so don't be surprised to find some news relevant to Vonage right here in the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest! 

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Here's an interesting new Vonage Forum thread started by new Vonage Forum Member faaqu2 entitled VT1000/1005 will not acquire IP...I think it's a faulty unit.

"Just got the device and signed up a day or two ago. I have Comcast cable and set the device up in several different ways, all to no avail, it just will not acquire the IP," faaqu2 writes.

"Here's the simplest setup that I can imagine, but no luck.," he adds. "It won't even pass the signal through to my router or my pc if I take the Linksys router out of the equation:

Surfboard SB4100 modem->VT1000/1005->Linksys router->PC

Then, faaqu2 adds that if he takes the VT1000/1005 out of the system, his network acquires the IP right away. 

"The VT1000/1005 is set up for dynamic IP, which is what Comcast uses. The silly VT1000/1005 just keeps flashing twice (acquiring IP). I tried going into the VT1000/1005 setup and it was set up as it should be," so I'm thinking the damn VT1000/1005 is defective."

But guess what. He follows that post up an hour later with a new one.

"The Vonage system is up and running fine now. Appears that with a Comcast modem one must un-plug and wait a 'good' amount of time for it to clear it's memory before it is plugged back in with the adaptor now connected," he writes. Seems we probably weren't waiting long enough."

Vonage Forum Member Datahazard then posts this interesting explanation of why faaqu2 experienced this delay.

"With Comcast Surfboard modems, yes you can wait forever, or, you can connect directly to your PC again, then go to http://192.168.100.1 . Click on Configuration, and Reset all defaults," Datahazard writes. "Click ok on the box that comes up. now here's the tricky part. Click restart cable modem, and you'll see a message that Cable modem is rebooting in 10 seconds." 

"At that point, you'll have 10 seconds to unplug the power to the cable modem. once that's done, hook your Vonage device up without any thing plugged into power on the Cable Modem or the Vonage device," he adds. "Once you have all the network cables connected CM->Vonage Device-> PC, plug the power into the Cable modem, and then the Vonage device. The problem is the Comcast Surfboards remember the first MAC address that was connected, and the only way to clear it is to leave it unplugged for like 3-4 hours, or a factory reset."

Sometimes, I notice that Vonage Forum Members start threads about new gear that improves the speed and performance of hardware they use for their high speed Internet connection, the Vonage service that runs over that connection, or both. Over the weekend, such a thread was begun by Vonage Forum Member mogulman. He's named this thread, SpeedEngine Device helps with QoS/Voice Quality.

"I've been using a Linksys WRT54G for a long time now. I heard some good reviews of a chipset from this company called Ubicom (www.ubicom.com) that does a good job of QoS for Voip and gaming," mogulman writes. "I initially was going to purchased a device that goes between a cable modem and router. Hawking and Dlink make them with the Ubicom chipset. These devices were around $70.

But then, mogulman tells us about the great router he found for a cheaper price. That would be the Trendnet TEW-611BRP. 

"This thing has the Ubicom chipset in it for QoS. It is also 802.11g MIMO, so my wireless range has been better. It was only $49 after rebate (free shipping) until 3/31 at (online ecommerce site) Newegg.com," he writes.

"QoS on it has been great," mogulman adds, then pointing out how easy it was to set up. " It automatically measures bandwidth and does QoS by checking packets. No Voice Adapter IP addresses to enter or anything," he points out. "Great device so far.

"Just thought I'd let other Vonage users know in case you were looking for a good QOS router," he adds.

"I did some searching and confirmed that this router uses the Ubicom chip set," posts fellow Vonage Forum Member ChrisFix. Make sure you flash the current firmware, as the January update apparently addressed a WAN throughput issue. Great price for the features.

By the way, last week we told you about Comcast vs. Vonage, a very controversial and popular thread in which many of you who use Vonage over Comcast lines have been complaining about service quality. That thread keeps growing still: on Friday morning, there were more than 255 posts and the thread has been visited more than 24,000 times. Many technology websites and blogs have picked up on this. If you haven't been to this thread, check it out. If you have, you should stop by again and catch up with what your fellow Vonage Forum Members are saying. Looks like this thread will be around for awhile!

Well, it is Monday, time to meet our newest Vonage Forum Member of the Week. Vonage Forum Member VonageTPA is one of those Members who is always there with helpful advice. Additionally, he is only one of five Vonage Forum Members (not counting yours truly) who has made over 1,000 posts. So it is time that we honor VonageTPA as Member of the Week. To read some of VonageTPA's posts, click this link.

Check Out Our Office Cams!

Speaking of "yours truly," It's very possible that at this moment, I am working in my office. After all, running the Vonage Forum is a fulltime job.

If you want to check up on what I am up to, well, I invite you to check out our office cameras. I actually have two of them going, each from different angles. Usually, I have these cams set so at least one cam - and often both- refresh every 10 seconds. To go to our Office Cams page, click this link.

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




 
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