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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject: WRT54GX4 - had to disable my firewall to get Vonage working Reply with quote Back to top

The only way I could get Vonage working was to disable my firewall on my WRT54GX4 router. What does this open me up to? I still have WEP enabled on the wireless portion so what are the ramifications of me disabling my router firewall?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Basically, it means that you don't have SPI any more (Stateful Packet Inspection), which means that a careful hacker MAY be able to crack into your network from the Internet side.

However, as long as you run software firewalls on all your PC's, you should be fine. You may also want to try placing the Vonage adapter in the DMZ, which would put it logically outside the firewall, and allow it 100% access to the Internet, while still protecting the rest of your clients.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You can also use Port forwarding, and forward these ports to the device:

5060-5061
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But easiest is to use the DMZ. If you are not comfortable with port forwarding.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For the router that you have, putting the phone adapter in the DMZ does not drop the firewall for it. The SPI firewall will still cause problems for you. While in the router's setup page, give the phone adapter QoS priority for best sound quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I put the phone adapter into the DMZ and set the QoS to high. So far it seems to work fine, we'll see though.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Trinijoy wrote:
You can also use Port forwarding, and forward these ports to the device:

5060-5061
10,000 - 20,000
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69

But easiest is to use the DMZ. If you are not comfortable with port forwarding.


I've been monitoring my RTP300 for 2 weeks. Not a single packet has come in on ports 5060 / 5061. All my SIP signaling takes place on port 10000 for some reason. 5060 / 5061 may not be required.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Celeron wrote:

I've been monitoring my RTP300 for 2 weeks. Not a single packet has come in on ports 5060 / 5061. All my SIP signaling takes place on port 10000 for some reason. 5060 / 5061 may not be required.


You are correct. While some older devices do require 5061 to be actually forwarded, newer ones do not. Vonage's web site defines these older ones as "devices provisioned before 2005".

So the list of ports is sort of a "catchall" if your router/firewall is not acting "normally", or if you have an older device that needs the ports forwarded, to forward any and all ports your Vonage device could possibly want. It's easier than having a list specific to each device. Vonage's web page is a little clearer on the subject:

http://www.vonage.com/help.php?article=89

DMZ is the "lazy man's port forwarding", or a fallback if your port forwarding isn't functioning properly. Nothing wrong with it, of course, but please do make sure if you put the Vonage device in the DMZ that you DO NOT have "remote administration" turned on on the Vonage unit. Otherwise, someone could easily type http://your_public_IP_address:8080 and get a signon screen to your Vonage device. That will force you to plug a computer into the Vonage device to administer it, of course, but if you're just using it as a Vonage device you shouldn't have to log into it very often.

For any "normal" router/firewall, and with "newer" units like the RTP300 and WRTP54G, no port forwarding should required at all. The Vonage device makes an outbound connection and establishes a server connection to Vonage's servers. At that point, any properly-operating firewall, SPI or not, should allow communications on that port as long as the Vonage device keeps the port open. Once the outbound service request has been made, the Stateful Packet Inspection should allow that request to be granted by the remote.

In this case, the WRT54GX4 SPI firewall seems to have a defect in that it is not properly respecting service requests from inside the firewall, so users of this router will have to bypass the firewall by DMZ'ing, forwarding ports, or disabling the firewall. Forwarding specific ports is probably the safest, but it's still drilling a hole in the firewall that should not have to be there. It is what it is, however, and unless Linksys fixes this defect in a new firmware release of the unit, that's the way it is.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

alright, here's the latest and greatest in my quest to get Vonage working with my config.

I'm still waiting for my number to be ported over completely, started on Dec 15th and 20 business days from then means that it should be completely ported by January 12th, 2006. We'll see about that one. In the mean time, the virtual number is in effect. I can dial out and everyone can hear great, you can't even tell it's not a POTS line. The problem not is that my Vonage connected phone will not ring when someone is calling. I was talking to my wife via the old (POTS) line at home and while we were talking to each other, I had told her that I wanted to call the Vonage connected phone. While talking to her via the old POTS line, I called the Vonage connected phone with my cell phone. I heard it ringing on my end but didn't hear the Vonage phone ringing at all. My wife picked it up and I heard her fine.

The only change I made last night was to put the IP address (I have it set to a static IP) of the phone adapter in the DMZ of my main router (WRT54GX4). Is there some other setting I should change or play with to get my Vonage connected phone to ring?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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While talking to her via the old POTS line, I called the Vonage connected phone with my cell phone. I heard it ringing on my end but didn't hear the Vonage phone ringing at all. My wife picked it up and I heard her fine.


So, let me see if I understand this. The phone connected to the Vonage line didn't ring, but it connected to the call when your wife picked it up? In other words, it was "ringing silently", as it were?

OK, first thought, and this is probably not the case, but...

Have you tried that telephone handset on your POTS line, to make sure the actual ringer is turned on and working?

That's probably not your problem, but I've done far dumber things. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Your assumption was correct, silent ring as you called it. I will call her and have her test the phone and check the ringer. Sometimes the simplest solution is the right one! (Achem's Razor, paraphrased by me)

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