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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

October 9, 2007

By Daniel Connor

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

Because it is so important, we are going to lead by repeating yesterday's big news about Vonage's settlement with SprintNextel and then find out what one key financial website thinks about that. After we review that, we'll go straight to two Vonage Forum threads, one about router-related voice issues and the other thread is about Static IP Addresses as related to using Vonage equipment. We'll also check in on Vonage's stock price.



In The News

Vonage Settles Patent Dispute With Sprint

Yesterday, Vonage released this statement:

"Vonage today announced that it has settled its pending patent dispute with Sprint Communications LP and entered into a licensing arrangement under Sprint's Voice over Packet ("VoIP") patent portfolio. The parties have entered into an agreement to resolve this patent dispute as well as entered into a business relationship. In addition, Sprint has agreed to license Vonage its Voip portfolio.

"The agreement is valued at $80 million, including $35 million for past use of license, $40 million for a fully paid future license, and $5 million in prepayment for services. On September 25, 2007, a Kansas jury handed down a verdict finding that Vonage had infringed six Sprint patents.

"We are pleased to resolve our dispute with Sprint and enter into a productive future relationship," said Sharon O'Leary, General Counsel for Vonage. "We believe this deal is good news for Vonage, our customers and our shareholders. It allows us to put this litigation behind us and continue to focus on our core business by removing the uncertainty of legal reviews and long term court action."

There's also a Vonage Forum thread on the subject, entitled, Vonage Settles Legal Dispute with Sprint.

Motley Fool Thinks Settlement Is Good News For Vonage

The influential Motley Fool financial news and advice website is looking positively on yesterday's Vonage-Sprint deal.

"The settlement cleared away all the likely appeals that would have drawn out the original verdict, and also freed Vonage from the 5% future royalty the jury had awarded Sprint Nextel," writes Motley Fool's Dave Mock. "The elimination of the royalty that would have taxed Vonage's revenue electrified its stock, which ended the day up a whopping 123%, a level higher even than prior to the original court judgment."

Mock also writes that this settlement will make it easier for Vonage to "push ahead with its plan to cut expenses and achieve profitability."

 

On The Vonage Voip Forum

A new Vonage Forum thread entitled Incoming voice issues with DLink DIR-655 router? has been started up by Vonage Forum Member British.

To kick off his thread, British writes this post:

"Anyone else had trouble getting a good incoming voice stream on a D-Link DIR-655 router? Outgoing voice is fine, but incoming is constantly choppy regardless of load. All other network connections are clean.

I recently switched out an older Belkin Pre-N router for the newer 655 and the problem appeared. The Belkin had no choppy issues. No other network changes.

I have the automatic QOS running, and have also tried to manually set QOS rules for the static IP. Also, tried putting the Linksys PAP outside the firewall and turning off the auto packet 'defragmentation' option. None of these changes made a difference.
I haven't tried to disable the SPI on the FW yet, but I really don't think this is going to do much since putting the Linksys outside the FW (in the DMZ) made any difference.

Details as follows:

Adapter is a LinksysPAP2 running 2 phones with a static IP.
Motorola Modem -> Dir-655 wireless router -> Netgear WGPS606 wireless bridge -> LinksysPAP2

Any ideas? I'm running out of them...
Thanks in advance!"

Just a few minutes later, British follows up making a new post with his Vonage test results:

Speed test statistics
---------------------
Download speed: 14833640 bps
Upload speed: 2459472 bps
Quality of service: 69 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 115 ms
Average download pause: 2 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 21 ms
Average round trip time to server: 50 ms

Voip test statistics
--------------------
Jitter: you --> server: 3.3 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 0.0 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 100.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported Voip lines: 41
Estimated MOS score: 3.6

This test results British included in his post gives fellow Vonage Forum Member Steve48 enough information to start diagnosing British's problems that he asked about.

"Yeesh. Packet loss server to you is 100%," Steve48 writes. "It's a wonder that it's working at all. 

"The first thing I'd do is verify the source of the problem," Steve48 advises. "First remove the Netgear and re-check the phone quality and re-run the test. Assuming no change, remove the new D-link. If that verifies that the D-link is the problem, then troubleshoot from there. I'd start by completely disabling QoS and turning the firewall off completely." 

British follows up by writing this:

"Hmm. Interesting about the packet loss...I'll definitely check into that because its so weird and I'll try the other things as well - but remember that this same setup was all working perfectly until I switched out my Belkin router for the DLink. I'll let you know in a couple of days what I find. Thanks for the input!"

STATIC IP is a new Vonage Forum thread that has been launched by Vonage Forum Member sidsri.

"My broadband connection provider at home have assigned a static IP starting with 172.... for me to use .when I tried installing the Vonage adapter it did not work," sidsri writes. "The adapter model is Motorola Vt2442. the internet provider is a local cable television person . I am not sure whether he has any modem installed in my flat."

The first response sidsri gets is from fellow Vonage Forum Member miner49er.

"You're going to have to log in to the router," miner49er writes. "Make sure you have a ethernet cable between the yellow port on the 2442, and your computer. Do this by typing 192.168.15.1 in the address bar in internet explorer. You will be prompted to enter a user name and a password. The user name is "router", and the password is 'router/' 

"Click on the setup tab at the top, then Wan configuration on the left," miner49er adds. "Then under type, select static. You will need all the information from your ISP to fill this out."

Steve48 chooses to join this thread as well.

"Also keep in mind that if your computer is currently configured to log on to the ISP with the static IP, then you'll have to re-configure it to match the VT2442 LAN side setup," Steve48 writes. "By default that means configuring the computer to get its address automatically (DHCP)."

Vonage Stock Report

This is a huge week for Vonage in that yesterday they settled the Patent infringement suit with Sprint.. The news is continually being reflected on the New York Stock Exchange, where today, Vonage stock closed at $2.09 a share, down 48 cents (-18.68%)  from Monday's $2,57 a share close but then way up at 94 cents more than Friday's $1.15 cents a share close.  Today's closing price was seven cents higher than today's lowest Vonage stock price which was $2.02 a share. Reflecting a huge trading day, Vonage shares traded on today wound up finishing at 13,865,500 shares.

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

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




 
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