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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - June 20, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

June 20, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll catch up with Vonage's stock price, as well as Vonage's plans to defend themselves against charges made by Verizon.  We'll also go over a newly posted Vonage Forum thread on what sounds like it could be a router problem, and then a thread about listing your Vonage Phone number in phone books.

In The News

Vonage Closes At $8.48 A Share

On Monday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $8.48 a share, up from a low for the day of $8.45 a share but down $1.12 cents from Friday's $9.82 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage Monday was 2,993,900 shares. 

Once again, our Vonage Stock Forum can be reached from this link.

Vonage Will Defend Itself In Verizon Suit

In response to the Verizon lawsuit announced yesterdayagainst Vonage for patent infringeement, Vonage put out a statement strongly emphasizing they are not guilty of these assertions and will defend themselves against those charges.

"As a leading developer of Voip technology, Vonage respects the valid intellectual property rights of others," Vonage said in a statement. "Vonage believes that its services have been developed with its own proprietary technology and technology licensed from third parties and intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit." 

Vonage added they had not previously been notified by Verizon regarding the seven patents identified in the lawsuit and mentioned that they (Vonage) has engaged its outside intellectual property counsel to investigate the matter.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Vonage Forum Member anneeby begins a post named WRT54GP2 and dead phone, no wireless.

"My phone has been going out at least 1x per day, and I kept having to reboot to fix it. Now I can't get it to work even after rebooting several times," writes anneeby. "I have internet connection on my main computer. The phone '1' light is on and not blinking. I have only one line. 

"My laptop shows I have a strong wireless signal but no connection," anneeby adds.

Vonage Forum Member of the Week Steve48 sees anneeby's post, and writes a response.

"Given that your setup is simple, and you're getting wired internet service but not wireless and intermittent phone service, I'd guess that your WRT is going out and will need to be replaced," writes Steve48. "The fact that your phone light is on and you've got no dial tone is particularly disquieting."

Then Steve48 suggests to anneeby, "before you go out and buy new equipment, though, check the phone you're using and the phone cords. If you're using a cordless phone, then power it down and conduct tests with a simple corded phone. If it's a 2.4 GHz cordless phone then it could be the cause of all your problems, since these phones interfere with wireless routers and cause all kinds of interesting problems."

Apparently, anneeby went ahead and did this, and then posted a follow-up, but one with another question.

"Thanks, Steve. Solved the wireless connection problem by adjusting security settings,"anneeby writes. "Phone problem--plugged a wired phone into router, got dial tone. Plugged phone into house wiring, no dial tone. Very discouraging, since I had just had an electrician check and repair all of the wiring and jacks in my old house and everything worked great when he left. 

Then annneeby adds "the next morning I woke up to dead phones, so, assuming it couldn't be my house wiring, I started rebooting to no avail. Could the firmware [1.00.62] be causing problems with my house wiring."

Once again, Steve48 follows up offering several points.

"You have the latest firmware, and I haven't heard of any problems relating to that firmware and house wiring, so I doubt that that's the problem. Are you sure that the electrician physically disconnected the old land line from the house wiring?," Steve48 asks. "I've heard of exactly the symptoms you're experiencing being caused by land lines disabled at the phone company end but connected at the user's end.

At this point in his follow-up post Steve48 asks, "does anything odd, such as a flashing phone light, happen to the adapter when you plug it into the house wiring? If you haven't already, try unplugging every phone that's connected to the house wiring except the one you're using for testing," he writes. If that corrects the problem, start plugging things back in until the problem comes back."

Because new Vonage Forum Member fozwart wants to see if there was a way his Vonage phone number could be listed in phone books, he decided to open a Vonage Forum thread to which he gave it the name, Vonage Nos. do not appear in phonebooks.

"I switched to Vonage in January, porting my old no. over, and have been generally pleased. However, an unexpected consequence is that I do not appear in our new city phone directory," fozwart writes. "I called Vonage today and they advised that they do not supply Vonage numbers to 'Yellowbook', 'Verizon' or other phone directory providers. And if someone calls 411, my number is not available." 

Then fozwart added that he contacted Verizon and Yellowbook but was told they do not accept number changes or additions from individuals, only from businesses. 

"They said to have my 'local phone co.' give them the number. I guess Vonage customers need to know this and enjoy having an 'unlisted no.', even when porting an old number as I did," fozwart comments. "Make sure everyone who might call you has your number when you switch over and before the next phone books come out as they and 411 will be useless in reaching you. If you have a business and use Vonage, hopefully you can get your number added to the next phonebook."

Vonage Forum Member scerruti posts a comment, suggesting that fozwart check out the Vonage Forum thread Foreign Residential Listing for information on a possible way to have your number listed in your local white pages.

I noticed that the first of the two Vonage Forum threads we reviewed today covered some wiring issues. Although hooking up Vonage for service is not difficult at all, new as well as experienced Vonage users sometimes have questions about the right technical setup. Other new and experienced Vonage Forum Members that are moving sometimes post threads here about hard wiring and installation in the place where they have just moved to or are about to. That's why we have our Vonage Hard Wiring and Installation Forum. It's a popular and growing Forum starting to close in on 500 topics and 3,000 posts. That's the best place to find your answers to your installation and wiring questions. Here's the link

We've Updated Our Voip Speed Test

So happens that both of our threads we highlighted today received answers partially as a result of responding Vonage Forum Members reviewing the results of the Voip speed test the thread-starters posted.

That is another reason I want to call your attention to our upgraded Voip Speed Test.

Instead of the simple upload/download test, this one has all the reporting that is needed to diagnose ISP issues such as Jitter and Packet Loss.

The advanced report screen has been configured with a "Copy to Clip Board" button so you can easily paste the results in the forums.

I would like to thank the following members for giving valuable input during the beta testing: reebok, Steve48, NateHoy, VonageTPA, Trowski and scerruti.

For those of you that are interested in the details behind the results, the following are the tests parameters:

The test is located in Washington DC.

The data.bin file for the speed test upload/download is 10Mb with 8 seconds max time out.

75,000 bytes is used to calculate the number of supported Voip lines.

Other variables:

Voip lines simulated =1
voip bytes per packet =8
voip simulation seconds =10
voip packets per second =75

If you have any questions about this test, feel free to post them in this thread.

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

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