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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

December 21, 2007

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. This is our Holiday edition, through Tuesday, January 1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

First, some interesting news. Yesterday, I noticed that we passed 48 million page views since we started up the Vonage Forum in March, 2003. A page view means that every time you click on any page in the Vonage Forum, well, that's one more page view. So let's see how quickly we can get to 49 million!

First, let us catch up with some Vonage news. Then we will go straight to two Vonage Forum threads, one from a Vonage user who somehow is only getting audio one-way, and another thread with questions about Vonage settings.  Then we'll check on Vonage's stock price.



In The News

Vonage Forum Member roscopco writes about a new alpha Vonage Feature called Vonage ContactBook. He's seen the announcement at http://alpha.vonage.com/contactbook/sign_up.

The announcement says:

Vonage ContactBook is an innovative communications center that allows you to have more control over how, when and where you communicate with your friends and family. From simple contact management to group calling, ContactBook will transform the way you think about your phone service. And best of all, while in Alpha, ContactBook is included with your Vonage service at no extra charge. Calls made using any of the features of ContactBook enjoy the same great rates as your other Vonage calls.

* Contact Management – Manage all your contacts in one centralized place. You can store all of your important contact information online including phone numbers, addresses, and e-mails.

* Import your Contacts – Easily import your existing contacts from Microsoft Outlook.

* Group Calling – Want to talk to friends or co-workers all at once? Vonage Group Calling allows you to talk with up to five contacts at the same time.

* Call Blast – Have a message that you need to send to a group of people? With Vonage Call Blast you can record a message and send it to up to 20 contacts with the click of a button.

* Click-To-Call – Call a phone number with a simple click of the mouse. No memorization of phone numbers needed!

* Speed Dial – Create easy-to-remember speed dial numbers for your contacts. One more way to make your life easier with Vonage.

* Voice Activated Dialing – Simply dial *44 from your Vonage phone and say your contact's name and Vonage Voice Activated Dialing will place the call for you!

As Vonage ContactBook grows you can expect to see a wide array of features being introduced . . . so stay tuned, we've only just begun!
Every great inventor has their own special way to keep track of great ideas. Here at Vonage, we put our great ideas into practice. You can even help us make them better by letting us know what you think. Step inside and play awhile.

Vonage: creative minds making the voice over network age...timeless. Go ahead... experience Vonage the Alpha way!

On The Vonage Voip Forum  

New Vonage Forum Member kvallette has started up a new Vonage Forum thread which is being called, One-Way Audio - Very annoying problem.

First, he describes the issue, then supplies his Vonage test results:

This all started with my WRTP54G out of the blue about 2 weeks ago.

While on a call or not on a call my inbound sound will completely shut off. For example, if I am on a call with someone (it doesn't matter if I called them or if they called me), the inbound sound will just stop as if nothing is coming through. Like I also said, even when I'm not on a call (and the phone may have worked in the previous call) I'll pick up the phone and hear a dial tone. Then I'll proceed to call someone...I dial the number but there is no ringing sound on my end all while they receive the call and are saying "Hello?? Hello??".

To temporarily remedy the problem I rebooted my WRTP54G. A quick reboot will not work. I had to power off the router for at least 1 minute then power it back on to have the phones work properly again. After a day or less then a day, the phones would stop working again. Annoying is an understatement.

The way this router was configured was this.

Internet>Motorola SB5120 Cable Modem>WRTP54G Router>Computers

I had a spare D-Link VWR sitting in my closet so I decided that it may be the router. Last week, I switched them out and spent an hour on the phone with tech. support trying to have the guy input the new MAC address in his system. He finally did and the router seemed to work but not for long - a day later the same exact problem began again.

I thought that the routers may have become overloaded with all of the traffic and thus overheated so I put the VWR behind an older WRT54G that was given to me from a friend. This had the latest to date (a week ago) Linksys firmware installed. The problem was still an issue.

Here is the way I had this setup.

Internet>SB5120>WRT54G>VWR

So here I am today, still resetting my router once or twice per day, having absolutely NO idea what is going wrong. I have tried DMZ'ing the VWR from the WRT54G, opening ports manually, turning off every firewall I have in the house on all routers/computers, switching the setup back around to where the VWR was in front of the WRT54G....no success on any level.

The phone system that is connected to the VWR is a Panasonic cordless and expandable phone system. We have multiple phones on it and the base unit and all handsets are self-powered.

I live in the New Orleans area, LA and my ISP is Cox Communications. I have speeds of 7Mb down and 512Kb up. Speed tests confirm these speeds...my upload actually runs around 560kbps give or take 10 kbps.

These are results from www.testyourvoip.com when the line works after a fresh power cycle of the VWR.

MOS Analysis From You TO Boston
MOS analysis chart
Media Quality
MOS
4.4 / 5.0
(Best with G.711 is 4.4)


Degradation Sources
Codec 0.58 100.0%
Latency 0.00 0.0%
Packet Discards 0.00 0.0%
Packet Loss 0.00 0.0%
Codec G.711 (PCM at 64kbps,
20ms RTP payload,
80kbps IP BW)
Round-Trip
Latency 138 ms
Packet Discards 0.0%
Packet Loss 0.0%
Loss Periods
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 0 ms
Max: 0 ms
No Loss
Jitter
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 1 ms
Max: 16 ms
Signaling Quality
Post-Dial Delay 93 ms
Call Setup Time 100 ms
Media Delay 217 ms

MOS Analysis FROM Boston To You
MOS analysis chart
Media Quality
MOS
4.4 / 5.0
(Best with G.711 is 4.4)


Degradation Sources
Codec 0.58 100.0%
Latency 0.00 0.0%
Packet Discards 0.00 0.0%
Packet Loss 0.00 0.0%
Codec G.711 (PCM at 64kbps,
20ms RTP payload,
80kbps IP BW)
Round-Trip
Latency 138 ms
Packet Discards 0.0%
Packet Loss 0.0%
Loss Periods
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 0 ms
Max: 0 ms
No Loss
Jitter
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 0 ms
Max: 14 ms
Signaling Quality
Post-Pickup Delay 98 ms
Call Setup Time 107 ms
Media Delay 128 ms

Here is the same test performed when the line is NOT working properly.

MOS Analysis From You TO Boston
MOS analysis chart
Media Quality
MOS
4.0 / 5.0
(Best with G.711 is 4.4)


Degradation Sources
Codec 0.57 60.3%
Latency 0.00 0.0%
Packet Discards 0.28 29.8%
Packet Loss 0.09 9.9%
Codec G.711 (PCM at 64kbps,
20ms RTP payload,
80kbps IP BW)
Round-Trip
Latency 139 ms
Packet Discards 0.8%
Packet Loss 0.3%
Loss Periods
Min: 20 ms
Avg: 20 ms
Max: 20 ms
Random Loss
Jitter
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 2 ms
Max: 21 ms
Signaling Quality
Post-Dial Delay 93 ms
Call Setup Time 99 ms
Media Delay 213 ms

MOS Analysis FROM Boston To You
MOS analysis chart
Media Quality
MOS
4.4 / 5.0
(Best with G.711 is 4.4)


Degradation Sources
Codec 0.58 100.0%
Latency 0.00 0.0%
Packet Discards 0.00 0.0%
Packet Loss 0.00 0.0%
Codec G.711 (PCM at 64kbps,
20ms RTP payload,
80kbps IP BW)
Round-Trip
Latency 139 ms
Packet Discards 0.0%
Packet Loss 0.0%
Loss Periods
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 0 ms
Max: 0 ms
No Loss
Jitter
Min: 0 ms
Avg: 0 ms
Max: 18 ms
Signaling Quality
Post-Pickup Delay 92 ms
Call Setup Time 99 ms
Media Delay 123 ms

I was in the process of running tests to troubleshoot with the VoIP Speed tester on this forum but I ran out of tests for the time period. I didn't know there was a limit... However I remember my QoS being the only button that showed RED. I had a QoS of 45% on one test then it was 55% in another.

I could really use some help with this. Anyone?"

Well, help from "anyone" arrives, and it is from fellow Vonage Forum Member plumpkatt1.

"What version of firmware is your routers web interface showing," plumpkatt1 asks. "Open your web browser and type http://192.168.15.1 and you should see your web interface. It the upper right corner you should see your firmware version. Are you using any peer to peer applications for downloading or uploading. 

"If I max my upload speed on the PC's it really effects the call quality," plumpkatt1 points out.

Vonage Forum Member Kinnyr90 begins a new Vonage Forum thread that he has decided to entitle, settings.

Kinnyr90 kicks off this thread with a post in which he writes:

"My Question is that I use a Linksys Router connected to only 1 computer. I don't have a server or running a network or anything. I'm just using the Linksys router Model# BEFSR41 for the built in firewall capabilities. So since the router is already a firewall. My question is do I really need the Vonage built in firewall that is enabled by default in the settings. 

Will disabling that mess up my connection in any way? Do you think disabling The built in firewall and NAT will make my connection faster when surfing the net or raise my kilobytes per second in any way Like when I download large files or when I go into file sharing programs like WiMAX. 

I have windows Vista Home premium Comcast as my cable provider I pay around 59 dollars a month if anyone can figure out what the cable company gives me for bandwidth. Is there any settings at all in my Vonage settings that would or have been know in your experience to increase a person's throughput speed going from 1 website to another. The Model number for my Vonage adapter is (VT2142- VD)

I hear that a lot of the techs recommend having a separate router because the Vonage devices are good devices, but not so good routers."

Fellow Vonage Forum Member butterman, who has been a Vonage Forum Member for more than three years now, reads this thread and post and then answers:

"Nothing you do on your Vonage router will give you an increased bandwidth. Also since you are asking I'm guessing that you are connecting your PC to the Vonage router," writes butterman, who adds that he  recommends Kinnyr90 connect his PC to the BEFSR41 and let the Vonage router just serve as a phone device.

That brought out a follow-up post from Kinnyr90, who wrote:

"The way I have my setup is I have my blue ethernet cable going from my cable modem to the internet port on the back of my router. Then I have a blue cable going from the blue port on my Vonage device to port 1 on the back of my router. Then I have another blue cable plugged into port 2 on the back of my router and that one is going to my ethernet port on the back of my computer. 

"I have nothing plugged into the yellow port on the back of my Vonage device since my router already has the extra ports. Also I'm not sure if you know anything about bridging a connection using 2 NIC cards but that's what I'm doing I have an onboard Intel NIC on my motherboard not a gigabyte NIC and I have another stand alone in my PCI slot not a gigabyte either. So I'm bridging the 2 to give me double the speed. I'm not really sure if I'm getting double the speed or not but it's not hurting anything. 

"I wonder if going to a gigabyte ethernet card as a stand alone would give me some increased kilobytes per second? Especially when I go to file sharing sites like winmx? So I have another cable plugged into the 3rd port on my router going to the ethernet port on the back of my stand alone NIC card."

So then butterman answers with some specific advice:

"OK. It sounds like you have Vonage device setup as people here recommend.

I respect your persistence, but the dual NIC setup isn't going to get you more download bandwidth, let alone double it.

Your bandwidth limits are controlled by the cable company via the modem. It isn't your hardware setup that is the limiting factor.

The dual NIC setup won't hurt anything and would probably give you better bandwidth within your on local network, but its not going to speed up downloads, etc, from the internet.

Switching to a standalone gigabyte ethernet card isn't going to bump things up either.

Keep in mind your download bandwidth from the cable company is probably somewhere between 5MB and 10MB. This is only 5% to 10% of what a single 100mb ethernet card can accommodate. This is why all of the things you are looking at won't help."


Vonage Stock Report

On today, which is Friday December 21, Vonage stock closed at $2.06 a share, a big jump of 21 cents (+11.35%)  from Thursday's $1.85 a share close, but then again, today's closing price was a full 20 cents higher than today's lowest Vonage stock price and that was $1.86 a share. At the close of today's trading, Vonage shares traded had arrived at 1,938,955 shares.

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

That's what's hot about Vonage today. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Check with us on January 2 for our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest.




 
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