Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
Bruafekkay Posted:
agreed drab
individual, large
if the hamlet is
not provided with
the requisite
...

In The Forum:
Vonage V-Phone & SoftPhone
Topic:
mauersteine 50x50 unsparing
On Dec 07, 2016 at 20:07:45

tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

DWSupport Posted:
After recent
Vonage update that
took place on the
4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Voicemail Not Forwarding to Outlook Accounts
On Nov 10, 2016 at 12:23:26

peterlee Posted:
Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
in
Scarborough, Onta
rio
...

In The Forum:
Vonage Canada
Topic:
Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

TELLDOUG Posted:
I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Looking for a ringer ameliorate
On Oct 26, 2016 at 09:21:30

HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the
browser
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
How to arrive at wifi password?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
How to have Vonage and another land line?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your
estimated
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and
their
configuration
guides,
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
W52p Setup
On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01


Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Carolyn Katz Elected to Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp.

Syndication

Vonage Customer Reviews
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal



Vonage UK Review
Vonage UK Review



Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006
Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006



Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review
Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review



Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months




Vonage Reviews


Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage Forum Archive
Author Message
StrykerGT
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 24, 2006
Posts: 4
Location: Puebla, Mexico

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: Linksys RT31P2, QOS setup, and maybe a new router Reply with quote Back to top

Hello everybody - I've been looking today for a way to set up my small-office network to minimize dropouts, and I figured you guys should be able to help me. I have very little bandwidth to work with as my DSL is 512 down/128 up, so any additional traffic on the connection causes drops - the Vonage connection appears to need at least 90KB upstream to stay clean.

I have the Linksys RT31P2 phone adapter, but unfortunately my DSL modem is also the wireless access point (a cutesy little 2Wire 1070 with NO QOS settings whatsoever).

So right now my network looks like:


Internet Cloud - DSL Modem - Built-In Access Point & Linksys (both have same priority)

I need a way to give outgoing calls absolute priority over any other traffic, so I was wondering if there was anyone who could guide me through how I should set up the Linksys to enable this.

I do have another 802.11b access point that I could use, so it would be possible to go

Internet-DSL Modem-Linksys-Access Point

but I just need some tips on what to set up on the RT31P2 to make QOS work.

If need be, I could purchase a new router if it would allow me to basically give absolute priority to the phone - I've heard the Trendnet TEW-611BRP mentioned as being a good inexpensive router - would it give me the bandwidth throttling/QOS functionality I need?

Thanks for reading, thanks for helping!
View user's profile Send private message
NateHoy
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Nov 01, 2005
Posts: 2257
Location: New England

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

None of the Vonage routers does very well on QoS, so you can forget about that. Wink

Anything with the Hawking StreamEngine works well (so I've heard), or my personal favorite is the WRT54GL coupled with aftermarket software. Your call

http://vonage.nmhoy.net/qos.html
http://vonage.nmhoy.net/wrt54gl.html

_________________
Comcast Cable (3m down / 256k up) -> Linksys BEFCMU10 v2 (DOCSIS 1.0) -> WRT54G v4 ("Tomato" firmware) -> the rest of my network including a WRTP54G (Firmware: 5.01.04)
My Vonage Self-Help Guides: http://vonage.nmhoy.net
View user's profile Send private message
sjziegler
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Linksys RT31P2, QOS setup, and maybe a new router Reply with quote Back to top

StrykerGT wrote:
Hello everybody - I've been looking today for a way to set up my small-office network to minimize dropouts, and I figured you guys should be able to help me. I have very little bandwidth to work with as my DSL is 512 down/128 up, so any additional traffic on the connection causes drops - the Vonage connection appears to need at least 90KB upstream to stay clean.

I have the Linksys RT31P2 phone adapter, but unfortunately my DSL modem is also the wireless access point (a cutesy little 2Wire 1070 with NO QOS settings whatsoever).

So right now my network looks like:


Internet Cloud - DSL Modem - Built-In Access Point & Linksys (both have same priority)

I need a way to give outgoing calls absolute priority over any other traffic, so I was wondering if there was anyone who could guide me through how I should set up the Linksys to enable this.

I do have another 802.11b access point that I could use, so it would be possible to go

Internet-DSL Modem-Linksys-Access Point

but I just need some tips on what to set up on the RT31P2 to make QOS work.

If need be, I could purchase a new router if it would allow me to basically give absolute priority to the phone - I've heard the Trendnet TEW-611BRP mentioned as being a good inexpensive router - would it give me the bandwidth throttling/QOS functionality I need?

Thanks for reading, thanks for helping!


I have been happy with my TEW611 BRP. I got it for the QOS, which was really bad with the RT31P2. I am now just using the RT31P2 for the phone and it is behind the new Trendnet router. I gave it a very high priority, which seems to have helped the choppy voice problems i was having.
View user's profile Send private message
StrykerGT
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 24, 2006
Posts: 4
Location: Puebla, Mexico

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject: linksys vs linksys vs Trendnet Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, so now my next question is - for my specific application, is it worth the extra bucks between the Linksys WRT54G and the GL? I'm really not interested in optimizing for P2P (with upgraded firmware like on the nmhoy page), just in keeping the line clean. I've got amazon prime for the next few days, so I'll probably be buying thru them- the WRT54G is $49.99 after rebate, and the Trendnet is $59.99 after a much bigger rebate. What do you guys think? If this works, I may duplicate it in a few of our other locations around the world, since it seems like high-upstream DSL is pretty uncommon in other countries.

Wireless range on the router isn't a big concern, down here all the walls are full of wire/rebar and it just slaughters the range, which is OK since all of our meeting spaces and offices are colocated.
View user's profile Send private message
sjziegler
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: linksys vs linksys vs Trendnet Reply with quote Back to top

StrykerGT wrote:
Ok, so now my next question is - for my specific application, is it worth the extra bucks between the Linksys WRT54G and the GL? I'm really not interested in optimizing for P2P (with upgraded firmware like on the nmhoy page), just in keeping the line clean. I've got amazon prime for the next few days, so I'll probably be buying thru them- the WRT54G is $49.99 after rebate, and the Trendnet is $59.99 after a much bigger rebate. What do you guys think? If this works, I may duplicate it in a few of our other locations around the world, since it seems like high-upstream DSL is pretty uncommon in other countries.

Wireless range on the router isn't a big concern, down here all the walls are full of wire/rebar and it just slaughters the range, which is OK since all of our meeting spaces and offices are colocated.


The Trendnet is 49.99 after $40 rebate at newegg.com if that influences your decision. I don't know anything about the WRT54G. Maybe someone else can discuss its merits.
View user's profile Send private message
NateHoy
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Nov 01, 2005
Posts: 2257
Location: New England

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: linksys vs linksys vs Trendnet Reply with quote Back to top

StrykerGT wrote:
Ok, so now my next question is - for my specific application, is it worth the extra bucks between the Linksys WRT54G and the GL? I'm really not interested in optimizing for P2P (with upgraded firmware like on the nmhoy page), just in keeping the line clean. I've got amazon prime for the next few days, so I'll probably be buying thru them- the WRT54G is $49.99 after rebate, and the Trendnet is $59.99 after a much bigger rebate. What do you guys think? If this works, I may duplicate it in a few of our other locations around the world, since it seems like high-upstream DSL is pretty uncommon in other countries.

Wireless range on the router isn't a big concern, down here all the walls are full of wire/rebar and it just slaughters the range, which is OK since all of our meeting spaces and offices are colocated.


If you are going to go for a WRT54G series, I'd recommend the WRT54GL. You may not have any use for the P2P functions in the aftermarket firmware, but the other features it adds are VERY nice, like Static DHCP and access to the Linux command line for IPTABLES direct modification if that floats your boat....

The newer WRT54G is a good router, but it is closed source and is not modifiable in any way. For a lot of people, that doesn't matter. You have to make your own decision about that, of course, but the ability to fix problems and unleash the open source community on a router is a strong selling point in my opinion.

_________________
Comcast Cable (3m down / 256k up) -> Linksys BEFCMU10 v2 (DOCSIS 1.0) -> WRT54G v4 ("Tomato" firmware) -> the rest of my network including a WRTP54G (Firmware: 5.01.04)
My Vonage Self-Help Guides: http://vonage.nmhoy.net
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New emilymf11
New Today 3
Yesterday 9
Total 99038

Who Is On Site
Visitors 82
Members 0
Total 82


Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value: 6.81
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search
 






†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See www.vonage.com/911 for details.

** Certain call types excluded.

www.vonage-forum.com is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other www.vonage-forum.com content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at www.vonage.com to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.


Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 0.75 Seconds and 449 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum