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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject: New User - Choice of Adapter Reply with quote Back to top

I'm going to be signing up for Vonage this week... and after reading back through the forums, I'm having trouble picking the right adapter.

As of this post, the only two adapters available on the Vonage website are the Linksys RT31P2 and WRTP54G. I can get a WRT54GP2 from Newegg.com for free after rebates.

From everything I've read, all of these router-adapters are decent for Vonage... but are horrible routers. I can still get a PAP2 from Best Buy for $10 after mail in rebates.

I don't care how many boxes I have around/above/under my desk. I'm moving and need to purchase a wireless router, Vonage aside. Would I be better off with a Wireless Router + PAP2 than any of the other listed adapters?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I believe the general consensus is that you are better off having a wireless router of your choice that is not a telephone adapter too.

So, once you have decided that the 'Vonage device' will only be used as a phone adapter, any will work. Seems to me the PAP2 has a chance of being more reliable just because it isn't cluttered with other electronics or code in the firmware. But while there may be some theoretical basis for that, I don't know if it turns out to be true.

I have had a PAP2 since November and have been pleased with it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You are most certainly better off with a separate router, though if your demands are light enough (no large uploads during phone calls, no P2P/BitTorrent usage) the WRTP54G may work out well for you as a basic router.

It's not a BAD router, it's just that it could be so much BETTER with a few basic tweaks, and for those of us on very limited upload speeds, the lack of working QoS hurts deeply.

If you feel you might need QoS, then the PAP2 is probably a good adapter (I have no personal experience with them, so I don't know if it would be the same as a WRTP54G in Vonage quality). If Vonage was still doing the RTP300 (especially free-after-rebates), I'd recommend that as a Vonage device without hesitation - it's the same as the WRTP54G without the wireless portion. Sadly, Vonage seems to have dropped it.

Personally, I'm very happy with my combination of WRTP54G and a WRT54GL "real" router in front of it. When I travel, I can take the WRTP54G along and have a basic, no frills, road warrior router with me, and leave the main router at home. But your needs will determine whether that is worth the money to you.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Since the Linksys RT31P2 was free from Vonage I just went with that. I have it connected through my router and don't have anything other than the phone connected to the RT31P2. Works fine in that configuraiton.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Before coming to the forum I was giving serious thought to the WRT54GP2 as it seemed to include all the features that I would need... and was free (which is a good price).

It also got a good write up from Tom's Networking (which I believe is associated with Tom's Hardware).

Review: Linksys WRT54GP2

All of the reviews at NewEgg.com were similarly positive.

Allegedly, this router supports Port Forwarding (necessary for BitTorrent), as well as QoS for voice. I'm only going to be using the wireless for one laptop in an apartment... so I don't need that great of a wireless range.

The forum made me nervous... hence my posting the topic in the first place...

But a router is going to run me $50-100 and the PAP2 is $10 after the rebate. Is the WRT54GP2 really so horrible that it's worth spending all this money to avoid it? (I'm on a college student's budget here).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

NONE of the Vonage routers are really up to the task of BitTorrent... Consider getting a WRT54GL router to handle the traffic, then get the phone adapter of your choice & use it only for phone service. You'll also need the WRT54GL's Quality of Service to keep the BitTorrent data from blocking out all of your voice phone calls.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Amp300 -

Keep in mind, also, that you are not likely to be able to run BitTorrent at all for any length of time on the Vonage/Linksys routers. In fact, even with the regular Linksys routers running stock firmware, you can't do it. The NAT connections table fills up because the routers like to hold onto connections for 5 days, even if the connection isn't being used. So in order to run BitTorrent, you'll have to keep your total max connections pretty low (somewhere in the 20-50 range) and accept that you will have to restart the router every couple of days, or more often.

The WRT54GL's real claim to fame is aftermarket firmware that fixes this issue. In addition to great QoS, the (free, though the authors would appreciate a small donation) aftermarket firmware adds nice extras like command-line access to your router, Static DHCP, and a whole list of nice stuff.

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