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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Will Vonage work for me? Reply with quote Back to top

I'm an A+ certified technician, and my family is looking at switching over to Vonage phone service.

Information about our current setup:

In Clovis, California,

Phones:

Uniden 5.8Ghz wireless, 2 bases and 2 handsets in opposite sides of the house.
Really old wired phone in a spare bedroom.

Broadband Service:

Comcast High-Speed, 6000/768 Cable, hooked up to a Belkin 54g wireless router that connects to the two PCs in the house.

Possible Issue:

My mother has a company laptop, that they require her to connect through dial-up, and that she must have constant access to.

Ideally, I'd like to switch over to Vonage's 24.99 plan for the whole house, but no access to dialup numbers would be a deal-breaker.

Appealing to any forum experts...what's the best way?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome!

First off, I'd say run a test at www.testyourvoip.com and post your results here. I'd say your setup would work, just plug the Vonage device into the Belkin.

Secondly, on the laptop issue, I know people use dialup over Vonage, and hopefully one of them will answer up here and tell ya how it works.

The 5.8 phones you have should work just fine. Read the "Hardwiring" forum to learn more about plugging Vonage into your existing home wiring, too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

as long as your have good audio and a good solid internet connection, using dial in services can be achieved. She may have to reduce the dial up modem's speed though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I tested several of the locations. Ranging from 4.2 down to 3.6 or so, for the most congested of them.

How would the dial-up work specifically? Just like a phone? That sounds very touchy...

Has anyone here actually done it with success?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It works. You would connect fromthe computer's dial up modem right in to a phone port on the Vonage router. Sometimes customers have to reduce the modem speed onthe computer and also the port speed in device manager.

Basically it's the same tweaks/adjustments for all fax/modem/atm/credit card machine/security system troubles.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Plugging the phone line directly into the RJ-11 port on the adapter would be an issue. I'd need to have that adapter by the cable modem, and the phone yes?

That's actually a problem, because our cable modem and our phones are in different rooms.

Is there a better alternative, or a way to have more than one Vonage phone jack in different rooms?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You can wire your Vonage device into your house's jacks - there is a whole slew of threads on doing just that. But I wouldn't advise doing this with Moms laptop dialing up. The house wiring may introduce noise and static, causing a failed connection.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So in other words, the best that can be offered is one phone jack per cable modem (???) or noisy lines, on from what I read are already very touchy phones regarding bandwidth quality?

I'd like very much for Vonage to work. It would certainly be much less expensive, but there's got to be more than the two alternatives you've suggested.

I need at least two, ideally three Voip sockets to plug phones into, and I need dial-up modem service to work, and the three phones aren't all right next to the cable modem...in fact, none of them are.

Surely the people using Vonage aren't all splicing wiring, or having only one phone sitting within several feet of their broadband modem.

I appreciate your help ColdGin (and share your taste in liquor too), but for an evangelist, you haven't sold me yet.

Is there some hardware I could purchase to solve the problems? I'm not against spending a little to save a lot over the long run.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, first off, the Vonage device can be placed anywhere you can get an Ethernet cable with an Internet connection to. It does just fine, for example, behind another router (in fact, IMHO that is preferable).

Secondly, you could place the Vonage router in the same room as the laptop, with a wire hooking it into ANY phone jack in the house. When you want to use the laptop, unplug the wire from the wall, plug the laptop into the Vonage router, and dial out. When done, change wires back to house wiring. This is assuming you DID have problems with house wiring and dialup, which is not a certainty.

However, Vonage and dialup modems are not necessarily a match made in heaven. A lot of people get them working, and others have problems.

Sold? Only trying out the 30-day money back guarantee can sell you for sure. You gotta try it to see if it works for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You can use a modem on Vonage. If you have a good quality modem, you can get a very fast connection (I've exceeded 50Kbps); unfortunately, most modems these days are junk. Fortunately, if your modem is junk you can get a fantastic modem like a US Robotics V.Everything modem (make sure it's v.90; some are only v.34 33600 bps) for about $10-20. Use *98W or *98, (including the comma) as a dial prefix (Windows won't allow *98W but this is the better one to use). This guarantees that the modem call will use the most bandwidth Vonage permits, to give you the highest quality. Give it a try.

One thing to warn you about: there is some latency, so if she will be seeing her keystrokes echoed back to her live, she might notice that the connection is slower than she is used to. She'll learn to ignore it. The delay is slight.
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