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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - May 22, 2006


Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

May 22, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

First, I have a couple of big announcements.

On Saturday, we picked up our 27,000th Vonage Forum Member. That new Member is jjj. So welcome to the Vonage Forum, jjj. We look forward to reading your posts!

Second, in preparation for the big day (probably tomorrow) when Vonage stock goes on sale, I've started the Vonage Stock Forum. To read this Forum, you'll have to be a Vonage Forum Member. Yet another reason to Register! But once you do, you can start, join in on, or just read what I am sure will be a growing number of interesting threads about the Vonage IPO and Vonage Directed Share Program. In fact, I

In the news, we'll find out about this weekend's Indy 500 time trials featuring a famous father-son racing team co-sponsored by Vonage, and also tell you where fans will be able to meet one of them this Thursday. Because we had a special Vonage Forum Digest edition on Friday about the Vonage IPO and Directed Share Program, our In the Blogs feature that usually runs on Friday runs today instead. We'll also go over a Vonage Voip Forum thread about a thorny router issue.



Andrettis Complete Another Indy 500 Practice Run

Mario Andretti and his son Marco, drivers of the #1 Jim Beam/Vonage Dallara/Honda/Firestone, completed another practice run on Sunday for Memorial Day's Indy 500.

Marco Andretti finished ninth with an average speed of 221.995 mph. Meanwhile, Michael Andretti logged 218.227 mph. 

"Right at the end of the day, we found something and it was good. We tried some of the things that Bryan was doing and it worked. I was pretty happy," said Michael. "It's a shame we had our (mechanical) problem there at the end, because I think we were going forward there with the Jim Beam/Vonage car. The biggest thing now will be the weather (forecasted warmer weather on race day), which is going to dramatically change everything. We'll have to wait and see what happens."

Michael Andretti To Appear at Indianapolis Circuit City

Speaking of, Vonage announced this morning that Andretti Green Racing (AGR) team will make and receive calls using its service. As part of a promotion for this program, Michael Andretti will appear at the Indianapolis Circuit City, this Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This Circuit City is at 5410 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN. Not only will fans who show up for the event have a chance to meet Michael Andretti, but they will  be able take home a Vonage device for no additional charge if they sign up for service during the event.

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 said about Vonage recently.

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

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch finds that his skepticism was very warranted about the NetGear Skype phone, and the fact that it won't work in some key hotspots. Last week, Andy commented about Vonage offering shares to customers as part of its Directed Share Program. 'Vonage is offering shares the day trading starts to their customers of record as of February, 2006," Andy writes. "It's not the first time I have heard of this concept, but it is clearly a way to make their stock somewhat more in demand.

On David Isenberg's isen.blog, makes several posts in which he reinforces his strong reputation as a net neutrality advocate- as is Vonage. 

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline gives his frank thoughts on Vonage, and the Vonage IPO. 

Jeff Pulver of Pulver.com writes about his experiences at Von Europe, which took place last week in Stockholm. Jeff is founder and chairman of Pulver.com, which puts on all those Von shows.

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog writes about one New York-based broadband cable and Voip provider's competitive strategy against Vonage. Om's blog also features a guest post about a discounting action by yet another Vonage competitor. 

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog asks his readers whether he should continue with his Vonage service. 

Mark Evans of the Telecom .. and Tech blog (he's from Canada, which is a northern country, and writes more posts about telecom and tech) quotes that Redherring.com's Scott Parsons suggests the Vonage IPO and Directed Share Program offering is a "solid short-term opportunity for investors to make money". Mark writes that after going through all the competitive threats facing Vonage, Parsons concludes "there's money to be made by agile investors who move quickly in and out of the stock.

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog cites several Vonage Forum posts in writing that a number of Vonage users are upset about what they see as an organized effort to cast negative light on the Vonage IPO. 

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog offers some suggestions to Vonage about partnership opportunities they might want to pursue. 

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP offers his assessment of the Vonage Directed Share Program. 

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog links to Russell Shaw's post in which he reviews a new Plantronics headset capable of working with VoIP- and of course, with the Vonage SoftPhone.

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy writes about new net neutrality legislation in the U.S., but the interesting thing she points out this week is that the same group of comment-ers opposing the need for net neutrality seem to pop up often on lots of different blogs. She wonders aloud whether these people are being paid by traditional phone companies- most opposed to net neutrality- to write this stuff.

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he doesn't write about Vonage this week, but he does write about an instant message sent to him over the IM function of a company often referred to as a Vonage competitor- and the fact that he got the IM two weeks after it was sent.

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), he sounds a bit skeptical about the trustworthiness of phone companies to maintain equal access standards if there is no net neutrality legislation. 

From time to time, we like to feature interesting and entertaining posts from Blogs that are not necessarily about VoIP, but mention Vonage. On a new MySpace blog I just found called afmommy (I think that means "Air Force Mommy" Blogger Kathleen fills in "Random Things You May Not Know About Me. As to Question 61, "HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?," Kathleen writes: "6... there are only a few people over here in Korea that I talk to often enough to actually put their numbers in my phone. All the other people I call live in the states so I definitely do not use my cell phone to call them.... gotta love Vonage!"

On The Vonage Voip Forum

On a new Vonage Forum thread entitled Major headache with RTP300 behind Dlink DGL4100 new VonageForum Member DarkAmeba  describes his issues.

"Thanks in advance for any input, this has been driving me nuts for a good 4 days. The RTP300 was originally installed as the primary router for my network, but limited features and poor reliability led me to add a Dlink DGL4100 gigabit router to the network," he writes. "Before adding the DGL4100, my Vonage service worked fine."

"I currently have the DGL4100 (LAN ip: 192.168.1.1) installed in front of the RTP300 (LAN ip: 192.168.1.3)," DarkAmeba adds.  "Port one on the DGL4100 runs to a linksys 16 port gigabit switch and the RTP300 is plugged into port 2. On the DGL4100 ports 10000-20000, 53, 69, and 123 are all set to open when an outbound connection uses the ports. Ports 5060-5061 are forwarded to 192.168.1.3. I have disabled DHCP along with all the firewall and QoS features on the RTP300.

This is the point where DarkAmeba says he has run into problems.

"I originally tried connecting the RTP300 to the DGL4100 via the RTP300's WAN port as most of the internet resources I have checked suggest. When I did this, the RTP300 would not get service and I could not log into the config page for the RTP300. When I looked at the logs on the DGL4100, I noticed that the RTP300 was requesting a new IP address from the router every 5 seconds," he writes. I assumed that this was due to the fact that the RTP300 was connected using the WAN port so I tried connecting via the LAN port. 

"With this setup, the constant IP requests stopped and I was able to access the RTP300's config page, but I was not able to get service light and the RTP300 phone status reported 'provisioning failed,'" DarkAmeba adds. "I tried assigning a static IP of 192.168.1.3 to the RTP300 but this did not help using either the WAN or the LAN port. I've also tried placing the RTP300 into the DGL4100's DMZ to no effect."

Then Vonage Forum Member Steve48 sees this post and responds.

"With the RTP300 connected to your router via its LAN port instead of the WAN port, you need to run another cable from a second port on the RTP300 to its own WAN port (!) to get phone service," writes Steve48. "You can read more about such things here. Some people call it bridge mode.

"If you go back to plugging the RTP300 into the router using its WAN port and then want to access its administration page, you need to plug your computer into one of the RTP's LAN ports," Steve48 then suggests. "Not that I'm recommending that. I don't understand why the RTP was requesting a new IP every 5 seconds. Normally plugging it in via the WAN port works fine. Something about your addressing may have it upset."

Well, it's Monday, time for our new Vonage Forum Member of the Week. This was another great week for Steve48. Once again, he made lots of posts in answers to questions from numerous Vonage Forum Members. So Steve48 will be our Vonage Forum Member of the Week. To browse through a list of some of Steve48's recent posts, click here

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. With the Vonage IPO, it should be a very exciting day!!




 
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