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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:40 am    Post subject: Best Equipment? Best Setup? - New Customer Questions... Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, I am considering dropping my Verizon phone service in favor of switching to cable internet from Comcast the 4Mpbs service.

However after reading this forum I have a lot of questions.
1. What is the best cable modem to purchase to use with Vonage?

2. Right now I have a Belkin G+ Wireless Router - could I use this with Vonage so that my roommates and I can still have wireless access - or is this router not compatible?

If I use this wireless router - then I would have my cable modem, Vonage router, belkin wireless router this seems a bit crazy. Is the Linksys wireless router provided by Vonage any good? I've read reviews to use something else...

3. If the Belkin is not compatible - then what is considered the best wireless router to use with Vonage?

4. My roommate has a stand alone fax machine made by Lexmark will he still be able to use this?

5. If I'm buying my own cable modem - and have my belkin wireless router can I just go with the free linksys router that Vonage offers? Is it any good?

Thanks for the help - For anyone in the DE,NJ,MD area that has Vonage on Comcast how is the quality?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:57 am    Post subject: reply to Best Equipment? Best Setup? - New Customer Question Reply with quote Back to top

WOW!
I have the Belkin wireless router, new to Vontage, have Comcast,and live in MD.

So here's the first thing you should know-don't let all these posts stop you from joining Vonage. I read some of them and think-man, I must be lucky.

It works great for me. It actually sounds better than the regular phone. There is a bandwidth setting where you can dedicate more or less bandwidth to the phone and therefore adjust the phone quality. I haven't had to touch this. Sounds great!

I like my downloads fast as possible (probably because I started with computers when they were 300 baud), so I was worried about my download speeds dropping. Not even worth mentioning. If you have the normal 4 Mbit Comcast, you have nothing to worry about.
Try http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ to see what you actual download and upload speeds are.

I really think the majority of problems here are due to crappy broadband service. And keep in mind Vonage hit the million mark. It may look like there are a whole of people having problems on this forum,but that is a speck compared to a million users. There a lot more people useing it without problems than there are people with problems.

I got the free non-wireless router and installed it in a few minutes. Plud here,plug there-badda bing-your done.

As for the fax-just put it on your belkin.If it worked before you hooked up the Linksys phone router,it should work after. To the Belkin router,The Linksys router is just another gadjet hanging off a port.

I really am impressed with it.

Now I'm the type that that slaps his right pocket, then his left, and if I have enough for beer and pizza, I'm happy. But I find myself wondering if Vonage is a public company. I would really like to buy stock. Its that good!

And you'll find this forum is made up of friendly, helpful people.

Its a month by month payment thing-so you really don't have a lot to lose. Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hi there, I've got Comcast in Pa, and Vonage is running well here. Great quality for me. Here's what I recommend:

As for the cable modem: Most people swear by the Motorola Surfboard series, and I went and bought one at Walmart (Motorola SB5120) and it works awesome! Ithink I paid like $50 for it, and it's on Comcast's list of supported modems.

Keep that Belkin G router and you'd hook up this way:

Cable Modem--->Belkin G---->Vonage adapter

You want the Vonage adapter doing one thing: phones. No wireless, no wierd stuff, no DHCP. It's best as a phone adapter, and anything else you force it to do may tax it. I would ensure that your Belkin can do some sort of QOS also. There are little things to configure with that setup; just visit back here and we can help. The fax machine should work fine, and your roomate may want to invest in a dedicated fax line, or just fax over the primary number.

One point about the router that works well with Vonage: It's the Linksys WRT54G(GS/GL). Other routers work just fine, but for price and capabilities, most find that one great. Do some searching here on "WRT54G"and you'll see whaw I mean. Best of luck to you, and hope to hear more soon.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hey, Navydavy -

Just one small side note on the WRT54G series. Linksys has now converted both the WRT54G and the WRT54GS to VxWorks, the new "doesn't work quite so well" operating system they are cheaping out on.

So, as a WRT54G user and fan, I recommend the WRT54GL version only. It is the only current model that is still Linux based and can support the wonderful aftermarket firmware products. Then I recommend loading up the latest HyperWRT Tofu that will take full advantage of the great hardware in the WRT54GL ( http://tofu.polarcloud.com/ ). If you need SpeedBooster support, it takes a little more work, but you can convert the GL into a SpeedBooster-capable unit (see http://www.hyperwrt.org/forum/index.php and look for "Thibor")

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Best Equipment? Best Setup? - New Customer Questions... Reply with quote Back to top

I second the recommendation on the Moto Surfboard series. I also recommend the Linksys BEFCMU10 series - I have a three-plus year old one that is still going strong.

The Belkin should work fine. In fact, I'd keep it as my primary router if I were you. One network is simpler than two. I think your best bet is to get something like the RTP300 and simply put it on your network as a Vonage-only device, plug it in, and hook up a phone. There's a very good chance it will work right out of the box that way. If not, you can always put it in the DMZ on your Belkin and it will almost certainly work.

The RTP300 and WRTP54G are decent routers, but probably no better than your Belkin, and they work a lot better when they don't have to route a lot of traffic. I'd recommend configuration #1 on the following page:

http://vonage.nmhoy.net/tworouters.html

You probably want to look into QoS, most likely, as your traffic load increases on your network. I don't know anything about the QoS on the Belkin routers, but you do need a router with good QoS if you start doing heavy uploads/downloads or BitTorrent. http://vonage.nmhoy.net/qos.html If you just surf the web casually with no huge transfers going on during phone calls, then you don't need to worry about QoS at first - you should be fine.

One important thing is to run the Voip Speed Test at www.testyouvoip.com and check the results. If your score is below about a 4.0, look at the detailed results post them here, and we can help you figure out what might be wrong. If your score is 4.4, then you are going to LOVE Voip. Wink

Oh, and be sure to secure your wireless network with WPA if you haven't already. People leeching off your wireless connection can really muck up your Voip quality.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"Just one small side note on the WRT54G series. Linksys has now converted both the WRT54G and the WRT54GS to VxWorks, the new "doesn't work quite so well" operating system they are cheaping out on."

Thanks Nate, definately good info to know!

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