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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: WRTSL54GS or HBB1? Reply with quote Back to top

First off, hello to everyone. Glad I found this forum. I'm a new Vonage customer. So far, so good. But the question now becomes how to make my Voip calls sound better to the caller. Right now most people don't notice I've switched from a land based line to Voip. However, from time to time some will state my voice sounds a little degraded.

My setup:
Adelphia @ 4MB down/384K up - Terayon TJ715X Cable Modem
Linksys WRTP54G

Voice calls were so, so. Then I purchased the HBB1 and put it after the cable modem, before the router. Quality was somewhat improved.

Now I'm thinking about buying the WRTSL54GS, putting the HyperWRT Thibor firmware on it and returning the HBB1 and using the WRTP54G as an ATA only.

Can anyone comment on these setups? Am I better of with the WRTSL54GS over the HBB1 regarding QoS? Or am I pretty much wasting my time, should I just keep the HBB1?

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Since no one charmed in, I decided to test both devices for myself. The HBB1 works, but the WRTSL54GS is much better once upgraded to HyperWRT Thibor firmware.

I did extensive testing durning different parts of the day and while the HBB1 improves the packet loss, eliminates it often, the WRTSL54GS setup that NateHoy descibes, along with the QoS settings tweeked provided much better results, and callers I spoke with could cleary hear the difference.

New setup: Terayon TJ715X Cable Modem -> WRTSL54GS w/ HyperWRT Thibor -> WRTP54G, all options/features turned off for the most part.

Not to mention I now have a network HD hanging off the WRTSL54GS which is a great place to backup too. For $100 the WRTSL54GS is one of the best routers I've used.

I was going to exchange the WRTP54G for the D-link ATA (since I don't need 2 wireless routers) but the hassle Vonage wants to put me though is not worth it for $50, more like $30-$35 after I pay shipping on the return and the new device.

I suppose I could have saved/posted my actual test data/results but I was too lazy. But for me the WRTSL54GS beats the HBB1. Thanks to NateHoy for taking the time to write the articles describing the setup.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the test info.

For my money, from what I've read from others here, the WRTP54G and RTP300 are probably far and away the best Vonage devices out there. Of course, as you've seen, they don't do so well as actual routers, but once you turn off the wireless and relegate the WRTP54G to Vonage duty only, I doubt you'll ever do better for a Vonage device.

So, you now have the best of both worlds, an excellent Vonage device that can serve temporarily as a router if needed, and a top-notch router to feed it properly. Enjoy...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Definitely appeciate the test results! I'm very fond of the little WRT54GS routers. As far as Voip adapters go, I'm torn between the RTP300/WRTP54G and the PAP2. The PAP2 is small, reliable, but does have some background noise. The RTP300 is dead silent and is always reliable with data & fax calls, but has DTMF relay issues. So, I've not found a "perfect" adapter yet, but hopefully there'll be something done the road which gets it all right.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Aspec wrote:
Since no one charmed in, I decided to test both devices for myself. The HBB1 works, but the WRTSL54GS is much better once upgraded to HyperWRT Thibor firmware.

I did extensive testing durning different parts of the day and while the HBB1 improves the packet loss, eliminates it often, the WRTSL54GS setup that NateHoy descibes, along with the QoS settings tweeked provided much better results, and callers I spoke with could cleary hear the difference.

New setup: Terayon TJ715X Cable Modem -> WRTSL54GS w/ HyperWRT Thibor -> WRTP54G, all options/features turned off for the most part.

Not to mention I now have a network HD hanging off the WRTSL54GS which is a great place to backup too. For $100 the WRTSL54GS is one of the best routers I've used.

I was going to exchange the WRTP54G for the D-link ATA (since I don't need 2 wireless routers) but the hassle Vonage wants to put me though is not worth it for $50, more like $30-$35 after I pay shipping on the return and the new device.

I suppose I could have saved/posted my actual test data/results but I was too lazy. But for me the WRTSL54GS beats the HBB1. Thanks to NateHoy for taking the time to write the articles describing the setup.


It's no surprise that hyperWRT would have better QOS, however I would like to see a reason why the HBB1 would have less packetloss. QOS is a matter of programming where as packetloss shouldn't even be detected the router....
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