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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - March 16, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

March 16, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll spot some Vonage equipment now on display at a leading trade show, and find out what a leading Voip guru thinks about service fees large telco DSL providers might want to charge companies like Vonage for transmission over their networks. We'll also look at Vonage Voip Forum threads about routers and UPS (not the delivery service, but Uninterruptible Power Supply devices).
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In The News

D-Link Shows Vonage Equipment at VON Show

The VON Show in San Jose is going on right now, and has attracted more than 7,000 attendees. I spoke with a friend yesterday who was walking the exhibit floor, and noticed that D-Link was showing the Vonage VTA-VR broadband telephone adapter configured with Vonage's phone service. The portable standalone Voip gateway device supports two broadband lines and allows consumers to benefit from high-quality voice applications that are compatible with Vonage's services.

Voip Guru Pulver Criticizes Service Tiers

Jeff Pulver, founder and chairman of Pulvermedia, the host of the Spring 2006 VON Conference, said at the conference yesterday that large telcos who want to charge extra carrying fees for competing services and large content providers are in effect, asking for "payola." 

He told eWeek that paying for different Internet service levels would eventually cause the "Balkanization" of the Internet in which users would have limited access to different classes of content or quality of service based upon their ability or willingness to pay.

This would occur just as users are getting access to more sophisticated services, such as voice and video, he noted.

He added he didn't believe that Internet users would accept any business policy or service-level agreements that limit their access to Internet content.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Now let us see what new issues Vonage Forum Members are talking about today.

On a new Vonage Forum thread called Bad net speeds with RTP300, Vonage Forum Member katinpitt doesn't think the RTP300 that came with his Vonage service is performing up to snuff when he attempts peer to peer tasks through the 300.

Things are usually fine, but I go to any P2P program, torrent or anything of the sorts, and it's slow. Doing a port scan, it says the active ports (as in, try scanning the port a torrent is downloading on) and it keeps on saying I'm in 'stealth' mode and there is a NAT/firewall issue," katinpitt writes, adding that he has port forwarding on and is forwarding the correct ports.

"Any ideas here? How should I have the router set?," he asks.

NateHoy joins the thread with another of his always informative posts.

"To put it bluntly, the RTP300 cannot handle P2P," NateHoy writes, then listing the reasons why:

1. It lacks working QoS. This means that the bandwidth and connection demands of P2P are going to make your call quality, especially your outbound call quality (your voice as heard by other people), stink.

2. The RTP300/WRTP54G are plagued with the standard Linksys (and many other consumer router) issue of a limited Connections table and a long timeout period before "active but unused" connections can be idled out and reused. When the connections table fills up, the router cannot create any new connections, and things get, err, ugly.

3. The RTP300/WRTP54G have a limited processor, and the additional load of VoIP really doesn't help its routing performance.

Then after presenting this information, NateHoy gives katinpitt his good news/bad news outline, followed by his recommendations.

"Good news: you have one of the best Vonage adapters out there," NateHoy writes.

"Bad news: It's not really a good router. Fine for light use, but if you are into P2P, you're not going to get it working," he states, adding that he spent months trying.

"You're going to end up needing a better router," NateHoy adds. "Last year, after months of head-pounding-on-wall frustration, I put a WRT54G V4 (now known as the WRT54GL) in front of my Vonage WRTP54G (which is the same as the RTP300 with the addition of wireless)."

Then NateHoy ends his post by pointing to an article he's posted on the subject entitled Configuring a WRT54GL to handle an existing Vonage router (WRTP54G or RTP300) and/or BitTorrent.

Did you realize it's almost springtime? And with spring comes beautiful weather, but occasionally nasty weather with power outages always a possibility. Because having the power go out on your PC isn't exactly going to be great for your Vonage connection, many Vonage users invest in Uninterruptible Power Supply gear, or UPS for short.

In that vein, Vonage Forum Member Xator has just posted a thread with that theme called I need a UPS recommendation.

"I'm only interested in keeping the cable modem and the RTP300 router on backup so I don't loose my phone during a power outage," he writes. "Any recommendations on a reliable brand and about how long it will stay running for me?"

Once again, it is NateHoy lending his considerable expertise.

"I've always been a big APC fan, but a UPS is largely a UPS as long as the brand is a decent one," he writes.

"Currently, I'm running an APC Back-UPS ES 500. At 50 watts (probably enough to run a Vonage adapter or router and your average cable modem), it has a rated runtime of about an hour," he points out.

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 Friday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, including our popular In The Blogs feature!!

If you found today's issue of the: Vonage Forum Daily Digest Interesting; then Please Digg it!

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