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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: connection to fiber optic system Reply with quote Back to top

Are there any special considerations when connecting to a FIOS fiber optic broadband system? I'm wondering how the multiple phone connection works. Right now, the land phone is coming in through the FIOS. Once I get hooked up with Vonage, can I just disconnect the phone line at the outside box, and use the existing house phone wiring as described elsewhere?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, you should be able to disconnect the phone line from the outside and just use the data line, and also use the existing house wiring.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I believe there is one forum member in here who has already done this, but the name escapes me. From everything I've read & seen, it'd be the same basic procedure as doing Voip on a conventional system.

If you're going with Verizon FIOS, be aware that the FIOS box mounted on the outside (or maybe inside) of your house will need a battery backup to provide internet service during a power outage. These FIOS boxes have a battery backup, but it only powers the phone circuitry inside them, not the internet router...so I'm told... haven't had a chance to play with one yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I am the forum member who has been using FIOS for about a year now with Vonage (have had Vonage since july 04).
You are right TPA - the FIOS boxes come with a battery backup for the box itself, but as with any Vonage set up (using POTS, etc), you would need battery backup for the router and cordless phones, if any.

But otherwise the set up is exactly the same. You disconnect the outside phone line from the outside box and then use your in-home phone wiring as a closed circuit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ah, cool...so I'm not going senile. The other thing I've been told is that you shouldn't use the Vonage router as your main router with the FIOS system, as it isn't quite up to handling THAT much traffic, if you're going to run it full throttle.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yes the wan port on some Vonage (and many other) routers won't go above 10Mbps, you may have to use the Dlink they give you to get the full 15.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have the DLink that Verizon gave me (I have the 5mbps service), and from there I have connected the old Vonage ATA box. Its been working perfectly fine since the day I set it up (touch wood!). Have not had to muck with it at all - no power cycling, no config changes, nothing.
2 times in the last year I have picked up the phone and not had a dial tone, but both incidents were for less than 15 mins each, and I had service back without having to explicitly do anything.
2 other times, my wife's cell phone has rung (that is the Network Unavailability backup number).
Overall, a sweet experience, and lots of dollars saved when compared to my Verizon POTS line.
I also make regular international calls for durations of about 30 mins each, and never a problem!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ColdGin wrote:
yes the wan port on some Vonage (and many other) routers won't go above 10Mbps, you may have to use the Dlink they give you to get the full 15.

According to posts over on avsforum, Verizon has specialized firmware loaded on the D-Link router to optimize it for their service. It is odd that they don't mention this to you on the install so you don't end up junking the thing by accident.

In my case I had a WRT54GX4 directly connected to FIOS and was only seeing ~9Mb speeds on even a wired connection. After reading a bit I put the D-Link in front of it and starting seeing speeds in the 13-14Mb range.

Incidentally, it is also reported that they flash the D-Link with new firmware if you ever happen to upgrade to FiOS TV.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Some day I will eventually get around to getting FIOS. Currently only get 5000/384 and 5000/2000 would be good for 5 dollars less per month. I think with speeds like that I can just connect it to my RT31P2 directly and use the PPPoE settings on that. Not seeing a need for 2 routers here.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

KDWycha wrote:
Some day I will eventually get around to getting FIOS. Currently only get 5000/384 and 5000/2000 would be good for 5 dollars less per month. I think with speeds like that I can just connect it to my RT31P2 directly and use the PPPoE settings on that. Not seeing a need for 2 routers here.

A potential need for an up-front router may be the lack of adequate memory and processing power in these Vonage/Linksys combo routers to really do the multiple jobs they are touted for. For instance, the WRTP54G is well known to have had trouble updating its firmware while wireless was turned on.

I currently have the D-Link connected to FIOS and a WRTP54G and WRT54GX4 connected behind it. This gives me several potential benefits:

1. Greater protection of home network and PCs, and they now sit behind two NAT routers. I understand that this slows things down a tad, but I am still getting 13-14 Mb/sec effective speeds, so obviously not a biggee.

2. Internal traffic on home network does not impact upon Voip service. It is entirely isolated within the WRT54GX4.

3. WRT54GX4 has superior wireless performance than WRTP54G, and also allows the WRTP to concentrate on just Voip (yes, I could have put a PAP into this configuration, but this is how it turned out).

Very happy with setup for the most part. I have been getting a number of disconnects both before and after I made this config change, but suspect either that Vonage is swamped by new customers or a problem in the .58 firmware. I still need to look into this situation more closely.
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