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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:23 am    Post subject: Best all in one router Reply with quote Back to top

Hi guys I am looking for a good all in one router, I want it to have wireless also. I was looking at the WRT54GP2 but I dont know what to think of it. What are your guys suggestion. I only want two components: My Motorola SB5120 and then a router with Vonage in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I don't recommend that. Vonage devices are known for being great phone adapters, but not good routers. If you want great performance, add a good wireless router between the cable modem and the Vonage device. You do NOT want your entire internet connection being handled by the Vonage router. My recommendation is to get a WRT-54G (version escapes me, search here) and use that instead. Seriously, all-in-one is not the way to go, unless you want poor performance, but less desk space used.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:01 am    Post subject: Re: Best all in one router Reply with quote Back to top

CRSharff wrote:
I only want two components: My Motorola SB5120 and then a router with Vonage in it.

Then you only have one choice. The WRTP54G is the only currently available wireless router from Vonage. The WRT54GP2 you mention is an older model, and no longer available through Vonage or its retailers.

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Hi guys I am looking for a good all in one router.

Your desire for a "good" router is incompatible with your insistence on having only two components. Both the currently available WRTP54G and the earlier WRT54GP2 are mediocre routers, at best. If you truly want a GOOD router, then you need a router separate from your Vonage box.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

All-in-one/combination devices are usually a compromise device. Combo fax/printer/scanners usually aren't superior in anything they do. In the case of the Vonage adapters, they make for good phone devices, terrible routers. Get a separate router, you'll be MUCH happier in terms of performance and reliability.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Try the WRT54GL, which can be upgraded with aftermarket firmware that will really enhance its abilities and quality. NateHoy suggested this to me, so I checked it out on Amazon.com and found it for a great price.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Best all in one router Reply with quote Back to top

CRSharff wrote:
Hi guys I am looking for a good all in one router, I want it to have wireless also. I was looking at the WRT54GP2 but I dont know what to think of it. What are your guys suggestion. I only want two components: My Motorola SB5120 and then a router with Vonage in it.


"Good" is a relative term. If you want "a good router" with Wireless and Vonage, then the WRTP54G is a "good" router. It lacks working QoS, and can't handle loads BitTorrent or other P2P applications, but if you don't plan on uploading anything while you are on the phone, and you don't use your connection heavily, then the WRTP54G is a good router for a casual Internet user who wants a Vonage line.

If you want a router that will actually handle heavy loads, you won't find it in anything Vonage is going to ship you.

As UMP25 noted, I recommend a separate router. I wasted countless hours for months trying to get the WRTP54G working well on my meager 256k upload connection, only to eventually throw in the towel and buy a WRT54G (now known as the WRT54GL). My online life changed for the better instantly.

Once the poor little WRTP54G didn't have to do routing or wireless, I also discovered that it is a pretty impressive Vonage device. Calls are crystal-clear now that the entire processor and memory of the device are devoted to voice conversion.

Generally, I recommend the RTP300 now, as it is the same as the WRTP54G, except it lacks the wireless circuitry. I also recommend taking the RTP300 and immediately putting it behind a real router.

Why the RTP300? Because it is usually free after rebates, it's a solid performer Vonage-wise, and provides you with a half decent router you can use while traveling if necessary.

Plus, if your primary router toasts out, you can always use the RTP300 in a pinch. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The only time I use the RTP300 as a router is when I'm at a hotel. With a single laptop & Vonage being the only connections, it does get the job done, and allows me to do the hotel authentication and still use my Voip with my laptop off. When I encounter a hotel which only has wireless internet, I use my laptop's wireless & LAN connections with WinXP's internet connection sharing and hook the RTP300 up to the laptop for acces... gets the job done, but I definitely wouldn't want to use it as a primary router for more than a temporary, on-the-road situation.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well I can sure say that I am glad I made a thread here before I made a purchasing decision! Anyways the only reason I wanted only two components was because the current setup I have right now is driving my crazy. Its a really old modem then to a motorola vt1000 then to a BEFSR41 and it causes me masses of problems and I just want the least hassle and most stable setup I can get. I am constantly having the whole network just crash then I have echo problems and dropped phone calls and staticy/skippy calls on incoming calls (is that wierd)? But I think i will get that GL router and should I keep my vt1000 or is that outdated? Also I think I need to get a motorola SB5120 which I believe is the cause of this mess. What do you guys think?
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navydavy2001 wrote:
I don't recommend that. Vonage devices are known for being great phone adapters, but not good routers. If you want great performance, add a good wireless router between the cable modem and the Vonage device. You do NOT want your entire internet connection being handled by the Vonage router. My recommendation is to get a WRT-54G (version escapes me, search here) and use that instead. Seriously, all-in-one is not the way to go, unless you want poor performance, but less desk space used.


This is how ours is set up. We have a seperate wireless router for our internet and just use the Vonage one strictly for Vonage.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Most reports on the Motorola SB5120 say Vonage is great with them, as well as ISP's. Remember to make sure that the SB is on your ISP's approved list of devices. You probably see a huge increase in throughput as well with it. That was my experience, as well as a few others here.

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