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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - August 23, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

August 23, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll learn about a new Vonage-compatible router from D-Link, just announced this morning.  We'll go over a newly posted Vonage Forum thread about lightning-related Vonage equipment damage (and what to do now), as well as a thread about a wiring issue. We'll also bring you up to date on Vonage's stock price.

In The News

Vonage, D-Link Announce New Router This Morning

Vonage and D-Link, have just announced the availability of the VWR, a Wireless-B/G Broadband Router with 2 phone ports bundled with Vonage's service. This new device will be available at for $59.99, after a $40 instant rebate.

This D-Link VWR is four devices in one box. It includes a Wireless-B/G Access Point; a built-in 4-port switch to connect wired Ethernet devices; a router function so the entire network can securely share a single cable or DSL Internet connection, and two standard telephone jacks, allowing for multiple phone lines. Bundled with Vonage's Internet telephony service, customers get a complete solution in one box -- the hardware and service they need to start talking. The VWR is a perfect choice for consumers who want the added benefit of easily setting up a Wireless B/G network along with their Vonage phone service.

The product incorporates Texas Instruments' TNETV1060 Voip gateway chipset, delivering high-performance voice processing and data routing functions, and further enhancing the quality and feature offerings of Vonage's Internet telephony service for subscribers.

"Recognizing the need for individuals and small businesses to have a myriad of options when setting up their networks, Vonage is excited to continue its relationship with D-Link, as together the two companies will work to continue to be leaders in redefining how people communicate," stated Daniel Smires, senior vice president of Engineering at Vonage. "With the rapid demand for wireless networking devices, this partnership enables us to offer D-Link's consumer-friendly, feature-rich voice terminal and wireless networking technologies -- a simple way for consumers to benefit from Vonage's attractively priced, tiered calling plans."

"The opportunity to collaborate with Vonage continues to be a rewarding experience," adds Brian Larsen, associate vice president of product development for D-Link Systems, Inc. "By combining Vonage's award-winning service with D-Link's design, development and manufacturing capabilities, we are able to provide consumers with a superior all-in-one Voip and wireless solution."

On The Vonage Voip Forum

A new Vonage Forum Member doesn't only say that he needs help with a Vonage-related issue. He even assigns himself the Vonage Forum user name ineedhelp.

And it seems that ineedhelp, well, "needs help" with an issue he describes in the new thread he's opened and calls, router vs. switch.

"Lightning fried my Linksys RT31P2 router," ineedhelp writes. "I bought a Linksys PAP2 phone adapter off eBay and realized once I got it I needed some type of router to operate my phone and computer. Trying to save a few dollars I bought a Linksys 5 port workgroup switch." 

To hear ineedhelp describe things, that's where the cold hard facts of life started to kick in.

"In conversations with customer care for the phone adapter they said they were not sure if a switch would work but knew a router would," he writes. If you are using a workgroup switch instead of a router please share with me your knowledge. "Also if this won't work share that as well. I work from home and desperately need to get the phone up and running again."

Well, ineedhelp wants the facts, and wants them straight. Who better than fellow Vonage Forum Member NateHoy to deliver both a reality check and a blueprint for the next steps ineedhelp should take.

"You are almost certainly going to need a router," NateHoy tells ineedhelp straight at the outset, adding that most Internet Service Providers will only provide you with one IP address (in other words, one network device at a time may access the Internet).

Then Nate patiently explains just what is at stake here.

"A switch is a simple device that allows multiple network devices to talk to each other," he points out. "So if you hook up a switch, all of your network devices will start clamoring your modem for a connection to the Internet, and the modem will accept the first request it finds and refuse all other devices.

"A router is a somewhat more complex device that 'fools' the modem into thinking that there is only one network device talking to it, and it 'splits' the connection to as many devices as you need," he adds.

Then NateHoy tells ineedhelp that if he needs a router, he recommends the Linksys WRT54GL, which he think is on special at for about $50 or so (after a $10 rebate). 

"It's a solid router and has QoS, so it can help you manage the priority of your various devices," NateHoy writes. "But there are also a lot of other good routers out there."

In the Vonage Hard Wiring - Installation section of the Vonage Forums, I just read an interesting thread I think you might like to know about. The thread is called Hard Wiring My Condo Help and it has been started by new Vonage Forum Member flip.

"I am interested in getting Vonage but I have no idea how to Hard Wire my Condo or even what to look for to see if I can hard wire it, can someone PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!," flip writes. 

The all-caps are his, by the way.

"Again I repeat.......I am really interested in getting Vonage but not being able to use my existing phone jacks was making me undecided, but now there is hope because I found this site."

Vonage Forum Member mundy5 reads flip's post, and asks for more details which flip provides.

Then, based on those additional details, mundy5 makes a new post with advice.

"I cannot speak for all single floor apt/condo units but they typically will have the incoming line to the kitchen and then disperse from there. One way to check it is by opening up your phone jacks (it requires the removal of 2 screws per jack) and see how many sets of wires there are. On one of the jacks (the last one in the sequence), there should be only 1 set of wires (either green/red, black/yellow or if you have a more modern set of wires solid blue/blue-white stripes, etc)," mundy5 writes.

Then mundy5 offers advice on what the wiring setup could be:

"Incoming line from telco --> Jack #1 (usually kitchen) line #1 from Jack #1--> Jack #2 line #2 from jack #2 --> Jack #3. If jack #3 is the last one, it will only have 1 set of wires. Jacks #1 & 2 will have 2 sets of wires connected to it."

"By the way, when I say a set of wires, old phone wires will have 3 pairs of wires bundled (encased in a larger plastic cover) in a set," mundy5 points out. "Newer cat-5 wires will have 4 pairs of wires bundled in a set.

Then, mundy5 describes a plan for flip to follow.

"Basically, you will want to open up Jack #1 and disconnect one of the pairs (typically green/red or solid blue/white with blue stripes)," mundy5 recommends. "If this results in no dial tone for all your jacks then you have disconnected your entire condo from the outside world."

But then, mundy5 points out something very important.

"However, if this results in your kitchen phone still having a dial tone but the rest of your phones are dead, then you have disconnected the wrong pair," he writes. "You will need to disconnect the other pair.

"Basically, the pair you disconnect should make all the jacks in your condo go dead," mundy5 adds. This means that you have disconnected the outside line. Then you will want to tape them up individually so that it does not get reconnected."

Check Out Our Hard Wiring-Installation Forum

As I noted, that last thread was from our Hard Wiring-Installation Forum. This Forum is quite popular, recently climbing above 500 threads and 3,000 posts.

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. Once again, you will find a linked list of threads about the issues reflected in the title of this Vonage Forum area.

Here's the direct link to the Hard Wiring-Installation Forum main page.

Vonage Stock Market Report

On Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $6.63 a share, down 12 cents from Monday's $6.75 a share but up from a session low of $6.53 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage on Tuesday added to a pretty light 346,100 shares. 

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

We've Updated Our Voip Speed Test

I wanted 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 Thursday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest!!

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