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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:55 pm    Post subject: Vonage in Australia Reply with quote Back to top

Anyone know if Vonage works well in Australia. My wife and I are moving down there in October for a year and would like to bring it with us.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I can't imagine why it wouldn't. As long as you have a broadband Internet connection it should work fine. Latency MAY be an issue, though, but it'd most definitely be worth a try-- it would make calling your friends back here a lot less expensive.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:53 am    Post subject: DSL and Cable in Australia Reply with quote Back to top

Is there a way to have someone test latency? The best DSL connection you can get in Australia is 1.5 mbit/256k and cable is very sporadic and hard to get.

If I know a few people that have either good cable or DSL connections, is there any way to have the test thier connection for latency? That might help to see what it's like from Australia.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: DSL and Cable in Australia Reply with quote Back to top

TJ wrote:
Is there a way to have someone test latency? The best DSL connection you can get in Australia is 1.5 mbit/256k and cable is very sporadic and hard to get.

If I know a few people that have either good cable or DSL connections, is there any way to have the test thier connection for latency? That might help to see what it's like from Australia.

If you know someone in Australia, have them run the tests here from their computer: http://www.testyourvoip.com/ They should give a pretty good indication on how it would work.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Vonage in Australia Reply with quote Back to top

TJ wrote:
Anyone know if Vonage works well in Australia.


Works fine here in Melbourne on a 512/128 DSL connection behind a Netgear MR314 router but have only had it for a day. The biggest problem I had was that I plugged in the phone in Line 2 by mistake. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:53 am    Post subject: ISP Reply with quote Back to top

an52, mind sharing the ISP you are using?
Know of any Telstra issues with using Voip?

I'm very happy to hear that someone in Australia is using Vonage, it will make a very big difference for us next year when we come down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hi TJ, I'm using Netspace.net.au but many if not most ADSL providers are selling what is a Telstra service since the latter owns the copper. The ADSL problems usually relate to the authentication server at the ISP, e.g. if you never hang up, you don't notice if the ISP's auth server is down. At other times the problem is in the local DSLAM and would affect all users regardless of ISP. Check out whirlpool.net.au forums for user opinions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

An update.

Don't transfer files during a phone call. Smile My colleague was telling me about this problem and he sent me a 1 MB file while I sent myself a 10 MB attachment at the same time. While I was able to hear him most of the time, my responses to him were delayed by over 15 seconds and the file download was taking place at the rate of some bytes per second - slower than I remember of the 300 baud days... Once I killed my file upload process, things were more usable, so the moral is get something faster than 512/128 DSL, e.g. SHDSL or cable if you need to move big files while you talk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A decent one that I think works well is pingplotter.com. They have a freeware version that you can download.

Download the freeware version and pick a pingable website and let the test run for a bunch of hours(to get a good picture of latency).

Try to run the test in peak times(with cable) so that you get an idea when making calls during these peak hours you'll know that maybe there will be some audio issues.

Just an FYI.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:05 am    Post subject: does adater need voltage converter? Reply with quote Back to top

Im here in sydney and plugged in the phone adapter and nothing happened. I saw that power adapter input was within range but no power light. Am I just SOL or did you need get voltage converter to get it to work?
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