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HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the

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How to arrive at wifi password?
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HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing

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The devices are
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different price
margins , please
share your

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Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and

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Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,

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James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
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Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer

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Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
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jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
few offices right
next door to our
main building. I
have a wireless

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Pman Posted:
Hello, While
Vonage has been a
great service over
the years, it is
time to part

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We recently
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Polycom VVX 300
phones from
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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - August 3 - 5, 2007

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

August 3, 2007

By Daniel Connor

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

First, let's catch up on a new gateway access device Vonage is offering on a test basis to some customers. Then we'll go straight to two interesting Vonage Forum threads, one of which contains Vonage adapter recommendations from some of our leading expert members. Finally, we'll update Vonage's stock price.

In The News

Vonage Gateway Device Test Offered To Some Customers 

Some Vonage customers have been receiving offers to test out a new Vonage access gateway device.

One of these offers apparently landed in the email Inbox of Michael Arrington, a well-known blogger with the technology industry news site TechCrunch.

The offer reads in part:

Dear Michael Arrington,

Vonage is pleased to unveil a new line of “Vonage” branded Voice Gateways. These products have been designed and engineered to be user-friendly. They incorporate a liquid crystal display (LCD) to guide you through setup and help resolve technical issues. The LCD also displays Caller ID information, and other helpful status messages. Interactive Voice Response (IVR) messages are also still utilized to help resolve issues. The first product showcased is the Vonage VDV21. See the feature list below.

VDV 21 Features

Industrial design uniquely developed for Vonage - a cool and sleek, yet simplistic and approachable design that will inspire consumers to proudly display their Vonage router rather than hide it under their desk
Two lines of Voip (2 RJ-11 FXS Ports)
Voice-over-data prioritization - talk on the phone while using the Internet with no reduction in voice quality
T.38 Fax Support
Ringer Equivalency Number (REN) of 5 - in laymen’s terms, can support 3 or 4 telephony devices in each port
GR-909 Line Testing - will self-diagnose if your telephone/home wiring has problems
Built in Single Port Router (RJ-45 LAN Ethernet 10/100 Port) - will support a user’s PC (or home network connection)
User friendly, built-in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with
Caller ID and call timer
Call Logs (Missed/Received/Dialed) - up to 50 entries each
Voicemail waiting indication
Brightness control - individual settings for normal conditions as well as when there is voicemail waiting
Built-in upstream bandwidth tester
Network status information (LAN/WAN) such as IP Address, Subnet Mask, etc.
Error messages plus suggestions on what to do to fix the problem - for example, it can detect when your Internet connection is down, one of your cables accidentally becomes loose or disconnected, or if you’re a DSL user and you need to set up PPPoE
Secure web-based User Interface for Configuration
Improved User Interface, with built-in FAQs and Contextual Help to assist non-technical users with setting up their router (setting up a network, PPPoE, parental controls, etc.)

As a valued Vonage customer, we are inviting you to apply to participate in the beta test trial of our new VDV21. Beta trial participants help us to thoroughly evaluate new products prior to formal product introduction. For a 30 day beta period, you will be asked to use the VDV21 and Vonage Premium Unlimited Plan service at no charge. Note: charges will still apply for 411 calls and international calls not included in the Premium Unlimited Plan. In return for your participation in the beta program, you will receive a credit of $29.99 on your primary Vonage account. You may use the credit as you please – toward your phone bill or to try out a Vonage add-on feature such as a virtual number. Your existing Vonage service will continue as normal during the beta trial. We ask that you please apply on or before Monday, August 6th. Space is limited. Please read below for detailed information pertaining to the beta trial.

You may connect the VDV21 to an existing router if you have one, or directly to your broadband modem. The VDV21 offers one LAN port, so you may connect a computer to it. The VDV21 offers two Vonage phone ports; however, only one will be active for the beta trial.

As a participant in the beta trial, you will be asked to:

Activate your beta device on to a separate beta account with its own unique phone number. This number will only be active for the duration of the beta period. It will be independent of your current Vonage service. A valid credit card will be required for activation. Your credit card will only be charged for 411 calls and international calls (if charges apply).
Provide weekly feedback via an on-line survey regarding your experiences with activation, installation, and usage of the VDV21.
Upon successful completion of the beta program, we will credit your main Vonage account $29.99. The conditions for this credit include:

Successfully activating and using the VDV21 Single Port Router.
Completing the weekly 5 minute on-line feedback survey.
Returning the VDV21 in satisfactory condition. A pre-paid return shipping label will be provided.

To apply to participate, please click on the link below. This link will take you to an application on

VDV21 Beta Trial Application

Thank you for your interest and continued support of Vonage.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Vonage Forum Member maryjane starts a Vonage Forum thread with a specific question. The question, however, is not reflected in the thread title, which she has named, Is this possible?

So let's go straight to maryjane's question:

"This might be a stupid question but I am going to toss it out here anyway," maryjane writes. "Is there any way possible that your isp provider can detect (somehow) when you're talking to Vonage Customer Support. When your calling from your Voip home phone I had the most unusual incident happen and now am wondering if this is possible?"

Two answers here, each from Vonage Forum Members we've known for a long time.

"I would think your ISP can detect that you are using your Vonage line over their network, since Voip traffic looks very specific on most network analyzers," answers navydavy2001. "There has been talk lately about Voip security, and how it's very lacking, as was demonstrated/briefed at the recent hacker convention in Vegas. I would say, yeah, it's possible. But not probable. If Comcast got caught doing that, I'm sure there'd be some not-too-happy agencies who'd want to talk to them."

"Your ISP can easily detect when you are using Voip (because of the packet types), and which Voip provider you are using (based on what servers you are connecting to)," writes NateHoy.

"However, like NavyDavy, I wouldn't think they would dare start messing with calls," NateHoy adds. "Comcast, in almost every area they operate, is a regulated monopoly. As such, if they started engaging in anticompetitive practices, they'd be hauled into very uncomfortable interviews with very pesky regulators SO FAST...."

We often have threads here asking for equipment recommendations. Such a thread has been started by Vonage Forum Member gator2345, who has decided to name this thread, best phone adapter? (recommendations).

"My phone adapter got hit by lightning and I need to buy a new one," gator2345 wrote. "I had a RT31P2 by Linksys Are there any to steer away from? Are any of the newer ones better than my old Linksys? Wireless would be nice but is not mandatory. I have a Netgear wireless router I have been putting behind the phone adapter."

Several helpful replies here.

NateHoy writes:

"Normally, I'd say something like a PAP2 (the cheapest and simplest of all of them, since you'll probably have to pay for it yourself) and put it behind your router. Unfortunately, I've heard VERY mixed results with putting Voip gear behind NetGear routers, and the PAP2 lacks a passthrough port.

Even so, the PAP2 may be worth a try, especially if you buy it retail and can exchange it for something with a passthru if things don't work out.

You can also call the Vonage cancellation department and see if you can sweet-talk them out of a replacement (used) RT31P2 or equivalent - can't hurt to ask....

Given the cost of a Vonage-enabled router or device with a passthrough, if the NetGear doesn't work out with the PAP2, you may be better off (money-wise) replacing the NetGear rather than getting a Vonage all-in-one."

Steve48 writes:

"The D-Link VTAs have also been getting good review is you want to keep the Netgear. If you want a configuration similar to what you've had, the Motorola VT2442 has been doing a good job for me."

And then Darrell_G adds:

"If you would like a wireless adapter, I would "conditionally" recommend the Motorola VT2542. I say "conditionally" because, if you experience a power outage or have to reboot the device, any settings, including security that you set up on the device will be loss and you will have to reconfigure your settings. This issue is due primarily to a firmware update that was recently released. A new firmware update to correct this issue is reportedly due to be released in the very near future. As for a VoIP device, the Motorola VT2542 is an excellent phone adapter."

Vonage Stock Report

Today  on the New York Stock Exchange,  Vonage stock closed at $2.04 a share, which was a rise of 18 cents (+9.68%) from Thursday's closing price of $1.86 a share. Once trading began today, the day's lowest price was $1.90 a share. Total Vonage shares traded on Friday became 1,197,200 shares.

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That's what's hot about Vonage today. Check with us Monday  for our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest.

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