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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

CoveMan wrote:
So, my phone goes into the new WRTP54G, which goes into the BEFSR41, as does all of our other internet traffic via another router (which brand I cannot identify -- it's old).

BTW -- we're not sharing data or resources over the network, just the internet connection.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Any update on this CoveMan?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Any update on this CoveMan?

I share an office with some other folks, and I can't go messing with their setup by moving the router chain around.

From what I'm reading here, this router does not give voice data a priority. Vonage pitched it as such. What should I do about that? My calls are choppy whenever there is the slightest bit of internet usage. The QoS from the test on this site was 40%.

I've moving out of this office soon and can set this up however I want. I'll have cable service from Comcast. I will want my Vonage phone to have the strongest possible priority, and 2 other computers with wireless access. I just need basic security since I won't be tapping into an employer's computer or anything.

What is the best "consumer-grade" setup to accomplish this?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For your new office, if it was me I would get the WRT54G from Linksys and put the DD-WRT firmware on it and I would be set. The firmware modification gets you everything you want from a expensive router but for the price of around $50.

If your not into flashing the router with new firmware then just find a decent cheap wireless router that has some sort of firewall, they all have some basic security to them but I think you could find one that has a better firewall than others. I noticed that Linksys has one with a more robust firewall, the WRV200 but not sure on price.

Then make sure you put the Vonage router on the outside and the wireless router on the inside closest to your computers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

steve68 wrote:
For your new office, if it was me I would get the WRT54G from Linksys and put the DD-WRT firmware on it ....

So, to be clear -- the WRT54G does have a robust voice-priority system...?

What is "DD-WRT" firmware and how does one acquire it?

(I'm a novice at this stuff, as you might surmise!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

nope.. the WRT54G does not.. unless you upgrade the firmware.. then it does. See apparntly Linksys/cisco didnt adhear to the GPL with regards to some of the software they used in the router, so they had to release the source code. Someone built new firmware with tons of features and released it. I have a spare WRT54G I am going to load it on and see how it works. from what i hear It is very slick. You can find a feature list here..

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/What_is_%22DD-WRT%22%3F#Feature_List
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just a warning on this:

The WRT54G is NOT currently Linux-based. Linksys re-tooled the WRT54G and GS last year to use "VXWORKS" as their operating system, which is closed source.

However, all is not lost. You can purchase a WRT54GL ("L" is for "Linux") which are generally available via mail-order, or a WRTSL54GS, which is a silver-boxed WRT54GS with a faster processor, more memory, and a USB port for network attached storage.

BOTH the WRT54GL and the WRTSL54GS will accept DD-WRT or HyperWRT Thibor, which are both alternative firmware builds that add significant new features to the Linksys stock firmware.

HyperWRT Thibor (what I use): http://www.thibor.co.uk
DD-WRT: http://www.dd-wrt.org

Both are free, and both are excellent firmware. HyperWRT focuses on using Linksys stock firmware as its base, and adds features, but they also keep up with the latest from Linksys and it looks and feels like the original firmware, albeit on some serious performance-enhancing drugs. DD-WRT is written based on much older Linksys firmware, and the author "went his own way" with the firmware, and added GOBS of features Linksys never dreamed of.

Both are very good, just designed for different types of users.

There's also the hacker's dream, OpenWRT, that uses loadable modules for functionality rather than building an entire firmware. Some Linux experience is suggested for OpenWRT. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the awesome info NateHoy! I didn't know they changed it but it makes sense that they would.

Thanks for the clarification and I look forward trying one of those out.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: Thanks for solving my Qos problem Reply with quote Back to top

Just wanted to say that I also had a QoS problem with my WRTP54G router and NateHoy's wonderful web site helped me to solve my problem. I bought a WRT54GL router from NewEgg and used the HyperWRT firmware to upgrade the router and then followed the very straightforward instructions on NateHoy's site in terms of router configuration. Now even when I'm downloading huge files from work, the Vonage calls are nice and clear. Muchas gracias, NateHoy!
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