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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: wireless connection with voip Reply with quote Back to top

My pc is on the basement and I share a wireless network connection with the first floor. Here is the setup.
my pc on the basement has usb network adapter ( belkin)
the other pc on the first floor has cable modem connected to a wireless router (belkin router)
My question is: how can I use Voip on the basement without running any wires from the first floor?what hardware do I have to purchase. Any help will appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Three options that I can think of offhand:

You can simply get a cordless phone - get one of the ones where the handset can charge separate from the base. For example, I have an AT&T 1485 speakerphone/cordless. The speakerphone is wired directly into my Vonage WRTP54G adapter, and the cordless handset has a separate charger that allows me to place it anywhere in the house.

If you disconnect the telephone line coming into your house from the telco, you could also connect your Vonage line to your home wiring, giving you Vonage anywhere you already have a phone jack in the house.

You can also use any one of a number of methods (such as picking up a WRT54GL router and loading aftermarket firmware, then setting the router in "wireless client" mode) to turn your wireless connection into a hard-wired Ethernet jack in the basement that you could plug the Vonage line into.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One piece of advice, if you go the cordless phone route - get a base and handset package running on 5.8 Ghz instead of 2.4 Ghz.

Some people report problems between the devices because they run on the same frequency, so to avoid interference between your wireless network connection and the phones, spend a little more and go for 5.8 Ghz.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One other possibility (not one that I like, by the way) is to use your computer as a bridge. If the computer has an ethernet port and if you don't mind leaving it on all the time, you can have it access the internet the way you are now, and set it up to provide service to a Vonage adapter plugged into the ethernet port.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:43 pm    Post subject: Another Option? Reply with quote Back to top

Any opinions on this setup:

Cable modem connected to wirless router (Linksys WRT54G) in basement
Wireless bridge (Linksys WET54G) in 2nd floor office
Vonage Motorola VT2442 connected to wireless bridge
Phone connected to VT2442

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

golfer_boy:

That should work fine, as long as the wireless bridge has good signal to the router, and everything is configured properly. I'd hook a PC up to the WET54G wireless bridge and run a test at www.testyourvoip.com and see if you can live with the results.

Wireless will add latency, and latency can cause bad Voip quality. However, if you have a good Internet connection to start with, and your signal is strong and solid with good quality equipment, it may not have any noticeable effect on your Voip quality.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the opinion. My setup via the wireless bridge is working fine.

I did experience some startup issues related to voice quality. At first I tried setting the bandwidth saver to 90 kps thinking that would be best. Well my calls would start out fine but after about 30 minutes I could hear people fine but my end sounded like a bad choppy cell phone. Vonage suggested changing it to 30 kps (kinda counter-intuitive) and that has resulted in two straight problem free days.

Just to be on the safe side I upgraded my internet service to 6M d/l and 700k u/l.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

golfer_boy wrote:
Thanks for the opinion. My setup via the wireless bridge is working fine.

I did experience some startup issues related to voice quality. At first I tried setting the bandwidth saver to 90 kps thinking that would be best. Well my calls would start out fine but after about 30 minutes I could hear people fine but my end sounded like a bad choppy cell phone. Vonage suggested changing it to 30 kps (kinda counter-intuitive) and that has resulted in two straight problem free days.

Just to be on the safe side I upgraded my internet service to 6M d/l and 700k u/l.


Well, 30kbps is lower quality, but it compresses the voice more so it fits cleanly into 30k. So it sounds like you have a problem of some type transmitting the 90k, and 90k with many lost packets is FAR worse than 30k with near-zero lost packets. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I may try setting it back to the default of 60 kps and see if the problems return. I've asked people about the voice quality and they tell me it is very clear at the current setting.

Again, thanks for the input.
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