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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, December 2006 Holiday Issue

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

December 22, 2006

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest.  This is our Holiday Edition. The next Vonage Forum Digest will appear January 2.

Meanwhile for this edition, we'll catch up on the latest news involving Vonage. Then we'll read this Vonage Forum thread about a router issue and another thread about disconnecting your incoming phone wire from your traditional phone company. Because this has been a light week for bloggers who write about Vonage, we'll catch up with that feature again in our Tuesday, January 2 edition. We'll also check in on Vonage's stock price. 

In The News

Vonage Is Second Largest Internet Advertiser In 2006

I ran this story in yesterday's Digest, but since it has a lot to do with the year 2006 from the retrospective of Vonage marketing, I thought I would run it again. Plus it is a light news day for Vonage news.

According to figures from marketing research firm Nielsen/Net Ratings, Vonage has been the second-largest Internet advertiser in 2006. Through November 30, Vonage has spent $294.9 million in online ads. First by a wide margin was GUS Plc which until mid-October operated both the Argos Retail Group and credit reporting agency Experian; on Oct. 10, GUS Plc was split into two divisions. Third behind Vonage was online movie rental company Netflix ($242.5 million).

On The Vonage Voip Forum 

Because of some router issues he had been experiencing, Vonage Forum Member jglonek has begun a Vonage Forum thread that he entitles, Replaced Router - Can't Place/Receive Calls, No CID, Beeping.

"I have a Linksys WRTP54G router, it's hooked up right to the cable modem and the device had been working great for about 3 months," jglonek writes. "Last week our internet started cutting in and out, and I noticed that the lights on the router kept resetting themselves. I decided to replace the router."

Here's the complete details on his situation, as jglonek describes it:

"When I got the new router I tried to enter the WAN MAC ID on Vonage's site to register and it said invalid, so I ended up calling them. After over an hour of unplugging, plugging in, resetting the modem and the router, the phones started working, kind of.

"The past few days we have been losing dialtone, calls have not been coming in, calls are not going out - we get that error tone from the phone company. When calls come in CID isn't showing up. Sometimes after we hang up the phones ring themselves and no one is there. The phone lights on the router keep going on and off. The power light on the router blinks and Vonage says its not an issue. Also, every time we place a call we get two small beeps before it starts ringing now - that never happened before.

"Last night I spoke to Vonage again and she had me unplug the router and she changed some things 'on her end'. I had to connect a wired phone to it, and test it. Dialtone came up right away, so she was satisfied and got me off the phone. As soon as I switched back to the other phones we were not able to place calls again. Even putting the wired one back in does not allow calls to go through.

"We have two lines, and the same thing happens on both. Needless to say I'm a bit frustrated. What can I try before I call Vonage up, again?

Fellow Vonage Forum Member che, who has been very active and helpful in the little over two months since he joined, writes that he "had experienced some issues with some cable companies about a week ago (WAN) but it somehow stabilized right now.

Then che suggests to jglonek that he observe his set up for 1 more day lights must be okay. 

Che then provides the power light settings that jglonek can use to ensure everything is OK:

Power = blue ethernet 1-4 = on Phone 1 - 2 Fast Blinking Phone is off-hook or in use Phone1 - 2 Slow Blinking Voicemail Messages Waiting Internet On WAN port connectivity (WRTP54G is connected to cable or DSL modem.) Internet Blinking WAN port activity (sending or receiving data).

While many Vonage Forum threads start out with a Vonage Forum Member looking for advice (and usually getting it), we see those threads that start out with a Vonage Forum Member giving advice. Such a thread is Network Interface Device - "half ringers". It's on the Hard Wiring-Installation Forums section of the Vonage Forum and it has been started by Vonage Forum Member jeclose.

"Here's some useful info on disconnecting your incoming phone wire from the telephone company (a.k.a "the pole")," jeclose writes. 

"Newer Network Interface Devices (NID) may have something called a "half-ringer" connector," he points out. "You can't disconnect your phone line from the half ringer by unplugging it, because there is no "jack". 

"However, if you open the left half of the box (the one labeled "telco use only) using a wrench to loosen the nut that keeps it closed, you will see one or more clear plastic connection devices," he tells us. "On the front of these devices is a slotted screw; that screw opens and closes the circuit. 

"Simply take a flat head screwdriver and back off the screw until the device "opens" away from the connection," jeclose describes. "This will effectively "kill" your phone line; the circuit is now open."

Then jeclose says to "tag the box with a warning to the phone company not to mess with your handiwork, and button everything back up. You're now ready to roll with your Vonage adapter installation."

But Vonage Forum Member mundy5 had a question about why someone would want to do this.

"Why would you need to mess with the Telco side?," he writes. "You can disconnect from your side just fine."

Next, jeclose posts his response.

"Why mess with the Telco side? For the reasons that I stated - you can't "unplug" from the customer (half-ringer) side - the only way to disconnect on that side is to unscrew the wire leads from the respective poles," writes jeclose. "It's easier to go into the Telco side and just back off the brass-colored screws to make the disconnect."

Vonage Stock Report

On Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $7.06 a share, which was a drop of 11 cents from Wednesday's closing price of $7.17 a share, but ten again it was a five cent climb from the session's low price of $7.01 a share. Total Vonage shares traded on Thursday added up to reach 407,700 shares.

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

We've Updated Our VoIP Speed Test

The fact that both of the Vonage Forum threads we highlighted today featured a Vonage Forum Member posting the results of his Voip Speed Test gives me another reason 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.

That's what's hot about Vonage today. Happy Holidays! Check with us Tuesday, January 2 for our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest.

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