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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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For some reason, the testyourvoip.com test still tells me that port 5060 is blocked. Why is that? I have Sygate Personal Firewall on my PC, but I've turned it off to troubleshoot all this.


Well, there's your problem, though I fail to see why. Your router, or something, is blocking port 5060. Vonage needs 5060 to be open (unblocked) for you to receive calls.

Try a "factory reset" on your router to make sure no odd settings are left there. Put the Vonage unit in the DMZ of your router if that doesn't work.

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I lose the internet connectivity on my PC! What sense does that make? The PC and the VT1005 are on separate ports of the router-- why the heck would using one make the other die?


Define "lose internet connectivity":
Do you still have Ethernet connectivity (can you ping the router - PING 192.168.1.1 at a command line)?
Can you ping IP addresses on the Internet directly (PING 4.2.2.2 at a command line)?
Can you do an NSLOOKUP on a host (NSLOOKUP www.yahoo.com at a command line)?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Strange, I have the exact same setup except I have a WRT54GS (CM -> WRT54GS -> VT1005 plus 5 wired and wireless PCs) and I have no problems. I also didn't have to do any port forwarding. Here's a few things you might want to check:

1. Make sure to power cycle the CM so that it uses the MAC address of the WRT54G and not the Vt1005.
2. Verify that your PC and VT1005 have unique IP addresses and that they're on the same subnet.
3. Verify that the MAC Address Cloning option is disabled.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hmm, I looked at the MAC adresses of my setup-- using ipconfig, it shows my PC's (my ethernet card) MAC address as one thing. When I pull up the status of my cable modem (Moto SB4200), that same MAC address is listed under "Known CPE MAC Address (Max 1)", but the MAC address given for the SB4200 itself is something different. That same MAC address on the PC is entered manually into the VT1005, which is something Vonage directed me to do a long time ago, I think. The WRT54G is another MAC address entirely, and "cloning" is not checked. Is this all correct?

The PC and the VT1005 have separate IPs, on the same subnet. (192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.50).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ahhh... If I follow you correctly, your VT1005 is cloning your PC's MAC address right? If so, then you have TWO devices with the same MAC address!

Can you disable the PC MAC cloning on the VT1005 and then connect your WRT54G to the CM and power cycle the CM? Follow that by connecting your VT1005 to the WRT54G and see if you can place and receive calls. Lastly, connect your PC and see if you have internet connectivity.

I suspect everything will work properly then. BTW, your cable modem does have it's own MAC address. The MAC address is associated with the CM WAN port. As you also saw, it registers your CPE MAC address as well.

One possible gotcha, some cable providers require you to pre register the MAC address of the equipment you're going to directly attach to the CM. In my case that not required. I just have to power cycle it when I change devices.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks a million, Johnson-- the MAC address thing was my problem. A long time ago, a Vonage tech support guy instructed me to stick my PC's MAC address in the VT1005 to fix some other issues I was having. That didn't cause problems for me until I added the WRT54G to the mix. Anyhoo, I changed the VT1005's MAC address to default, and bang, my problems went away. This explains why my PC's net access would go away when I picked up the phone, even though it was connected to another port on the router. Now I've got my config at cable modem->WRT54g->VT1005 and PC, with QoS giving priority to the VT1005, and all is peachy. I even have a new WRT54G v5 firmware that just came out, which supposedly "improves compatability with certain phone adapter ATAs" and "improves stability with BitTorrent," which are two things that need to work for me.

Thanks again for everyone's help.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Cheep wrote:
I even have a new WRT54G v5 firmware that just came out, which supposedly "improves compatability with certain phone adapter ATAs" and "improves stability with BitTorrent," which are two things that need to work for me.


Sorry for the aside, but could you do me a favor?

Test the HECK out of your WRT54G V5 with BitTorrent using that new firmware, then post your results here or PM them to me?

There are a number of people who are currently avoiding the V5 due to BitTorrent issues (since it can't take the third party firmware that resolves Linksys's old unfortunate default). If Linksys has FINALLY selected a working default in their firmware, and it obviously has working QoS for you, then there's no reason to avoid the V5's for "ordinary" users who don't need fancy features like Static DHCP, using the router as a wireless client, etc.

Heck, maybe even they'll put that fix in the Vonage routers in some future firmware release, and put in a field for manual QoS upstream datarate, and the Vonage routers will become a force to be reckoned with. The routers are 99% of the way there already...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'll do that this weekend and report back. And I agree-- I think the WRT54G v5 may be a perfectly capable router after all, if they get the kinks ironed out. (Hopefully they already have.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, I've been running BitTorrent all weekend, placing phonecalls, tooling around on the net on both my PC and my laptop, and I've seen absolutely no hiccups. The WRT54G v5, with the new 1.00.6 firmware, seems to do the job very well. I also noticed that the WRT54G itself now shows up in my "Network Neighborhood" on my laptop, and I can access full configuration from there. Has that always been the case and I'm just now noticing it?

Anyway, I'm thinking all the bad talk about the v5 may be about to go away. I know, I still can't run 3rd party firmware on it, but for my purposes, with this performace, I don't care.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Vt1005 and WRT54G v5 Reply with quote Back to top

This may be old news to you but the latest firmware is 1.00.6.

I just upgraded my system to a new router / Access point. I had the older Linksys BEFSR41 v2 router and a D-Link wireless access point. Couple this to a Motorola Vt1005 and you have a nightmare in the basement.

To say the least, I was very worried about changing out my gear since everything was running well except for packet loss on over the D-Link WIFI system.

My first WRT54G v5 device ( 1.00.4) was a disaster. IT would not install and after repeated resets failed to power on at all. At times I did get a connection but it dropped out right away and the Vonage phone did the same thing.

My second WRT54G v5 went a little different. I upgraded the firmware right away to 1.00.6. Then I did the configuration w/o going through the CDROM. System came up at the first shot. I do QOS with a priority on port 4. Other than that its stock.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Cheep wrote:

Anyway, I'm thinking all the bad talk about the v5 may be about to go away. I know, I still can't run 3rd party firmware on it, but for my purposes, with this performace, I don't care.


I wouldn't go that far, since I have gotten used to things like static DHCP and all the other goodies that the aftermarket stuff provides. But just to have reports of working QoS and stable BitTorrent on them is promising. Wink

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