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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Verizon DSL in Brooklyn Reply with quote Back to top

I just got off the phone with Verizon and they said they will send me a modum to install in my computer, i am not exactly sure what they are referring to. Does anyone know how to connect the Vonnage to the Verizon DSL line?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Chances are that they're going to send you a stand-alone modem which will connect to your phone line and to your computer's ethernet port. Make sure your computer has an ethernet port (important). The ethernet port will look like a phone jack, but a bit larger and have 8 pins inside of it instead of the usual 2 or 4 you'd see in a regular phone jack.

Vonage plugs inbetween these two, so it'd be:

[Modem]---->[Vonage adapter]----->[Computer]


and your phones would be plugged into ports on the Vonage adapter.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The above presumes that the Vonage adapter is one with a router built-in. (NOT, for instance, a PAP2 which has no router functionality.)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Modem in Computer Reply with quote Back to top

I understood that it will not be a stand alone modem, rather I will have to install it into the computer. Make sense?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Modem in Computer Reply with quote Back to top

zakcy wrote:
I understood that it will not be a stand alone modem, rather I will have to install it into the computer. Make sense?


Zakcy,

While not impossible, this does not make sense. Very, very, few companies use internal high speed modems these days. (I actually can't think of any, but I didn't want to make a blanket statement for the one place in the Northern part of South Dakota that might still)

I've used Verizon DSL in the past in more than one state (Not NY though) and the modem is always external. They generally adopted this for the simple reason of keeping people out of their PCs when ordering high speed service.

I have a funny feeling that if the person really said that, that they mis-spoke. I'm guessing they meant to say "on" your computer and not "in".

I just trolled around the Verizon site and I can't see anything that uses an internal modem. You will either get a DSL Modem or a DSL Gateway (which is a modem and router combined together) Because Verizon is so big, I'm pretty sure they only use a few different devices. I've always gotten a Westell modem, but that was a few years ago.

Hopefully this will clear up when you actually get the hardware from them and can see it. If this turns out to be true, follow the ordering of the hardware that VonageTPA listed in the earlier post.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

They might be talking about installing an ethernet NIC in the computer if it doesn't already have one. The self install packages come with a cheap 10 Mbps NIC card, but most computers have NICs installed already.
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