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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:30 pm    Post subject: Echo problem Reply with quote Back to top

Here's my config:
Cable modem-->MTA Model VT1005V-->Linksys wireless router
I am using a Uniden 2.4GHz Model DCT-648 wireless phone system, not plugged into house wiring. All of these devices live in the same room.

When I call certain people there are ALWAYS echo problems. Others aren't quite as bad, but still annoying. This is the one thing that could cause me to ditch the service.

I can't help but think there must be a simple solution to this as I can't imagine everyone lives with this issue...
Help! What can I do?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:26 pm    Post subject: Tentative success? Reply with quote Back to top

I did both things you suggested. First traded out the phone because it was easier. Got mixed results between the Uniden and the old phone, so I plugged the Uniden back in. I couldn't get the echo to happen as consistently when I called my mother in law (one typically problematic #) on either phone, it occurred sporadically on both.

I have moved the MTA behind the router, and so far no echo, but I'm not sure it's not just the same sporadic-ness (made up word) that I experienced when changing out the phone.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep you posted. Maybe my husband will reconsider throwing it in the pool now...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:48 pm    Post subject: Not good? Reply with quote Back to top

First - my bandwidth saver is set to high at 90Kbps

Second - I tested a call to Boston and it came back at 3.3, which sure doesn't seem very good to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Is there a way to test the latency issues on my ISP? And if I find bad things, what would you suggest?

Can't imagine Cox is going to be too terribly concerned, but I could give it a shot and call them...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I use an old (wasn't old when I graduated High School...) 900 MHz DSS cordless phone. (It's branded as Radioshack, but I don't know which company actually produced it).

I've just come to accept echo on it, since I realized it was echoing sometimes with my old POTS provider, too.

*Sigh*

Placing my ATA behind the router doesn't improve things, but it doesn't seem to hurt, either.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It is similar to the one I have, which I unfortunately just shelled out $100 for. I'm not so sure it would solve the problem as the echo seemed to persist even on a corded phone. A friend of mine who uses Vonage on the same cable provider used the test you recommended and came back with similarly abysmal results. BUT he has no echo...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Moto wrote:
You can get another phone. I suggest the Uniden 8885, the model I use with Vonage. It performs well has lots of features, and has good range.
I think you would like it.
Do a search on Ebay for the best price on this model.



I saw this one in the store the other day. A nice-looking model. Out of my price range, though. I just want a second handset for my existing phone.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Actually, there is very little you can do about echo. Buying a new phone probably will make no difference.

Echo is generated at the far end (the person on the other end of the phone call), either at the 4-to-2 wire bridge (reflection) or from cross talk between the far-end's speaker and mic (accoustic).

Generally, echo is cancelled by devices called, well 'echo cancellers'. The EC that prevents echo on your end is actually sitting near your far-end caller. So basically, the echo you hear is based on the quality of the EC of the other guy, and the echo he hears is a result of the EC provided by your service provider.

[Several years back, I made an international call. The quality of the international EC was worse than the local, US EC, so I heard lots of echo, by the person I called heard no echo at all.]

While echo is common in most calls, it isn't really noticeable unless there is delay. Echo without delay just sounds like reverb, and generally is not too distracting.

Because of the inherent latency introduced by packetization and the connection to the Internet, Voip is especially challenging to far-end echo (i.e. delay is unavoidable). Cell calls have similar problems.

This explains why you consistently find echo when you call certain numbers, but not others.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have the same Uniden phone Moto showed in his post, but heard an echo even when using it. Interestingly, I only heard an echo on calls received, not calls I made.

To give Vonage service a thorough try before I committed to it, I had my POTS line forwarding calls to it, so its possible the echo I heard was an artifact of the forwarding - calls made out of course did not need forwarding. The few calls made directly to my Vonage number did not have an echo, and in no case did people on the other end of the call hear an echo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I have nothing to report except more erratic echoing when speaking to the same people. Sometimes it even changes within the call itself.

Oh, how I wish there was a magic box I could install to make it better... What is the official Vonage solution/recommendation to fix such a thing? Anyone know? When I called they came up with all sorts of theories from equipment interference to sunspots I think. Wink
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