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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Can I use two VOIP companies at the same time? Vonage & Reply with quote Back to top

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However, I already have Vonage Service. Would it be possible to use both companies services at the same time?
I have a 366kbps upload speed accoring to the tests on this web site.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Why not? Unless you have alot of people tapping into the same bandwidth, and both lines are being used at the same time.

You do increase the probability of dropped calls, inability for the other caller to hear you, etc.... But probably no worse than for folks with low up load speed and lowly DSL service.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So there are not any technical problems I need to be aware of, like needing an extra router since both phones need an internet connection to work?

I just do not understand how to physically connect both phone boxes to my cable modem.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

rolland wrote:
So there are not any technical problems I need to be aware of, like needing an extra router since both phones need an internet connection to work?

I just do not understand how to physically connect both phone boxes to my cable modem.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: current set up help Reply with quote Back to top

Well thanks for asking.
I have a cable modem, who's ethernet cable goes into my Voip phone adapter, then from there a cable goes into my wireless router, which allows my PC's to access the internet.

I called up Vonage and they said to add a third line all I would need to do is take the output from my exsisting phone router and plug it into the input of a new phone adatpter. The new phone adapter would then connect to my router.

Basically daisy chain the two phone adapters together.
I'm hoping it would work in a similar way with another company's phone adapter?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You'll probably want a standalone (non-VoIP) router, then chain your PCs and Voip devices off of it. That'll tend to keep the Voip devices from fighting each other. You could try to plug the SR Gizmo into the Vonage adapter, but I'm not sure if there'd be an interaction there or not.

I run both Vonage's RTP300 and Viatalk's PAP2 here on my network and haven't had any issues with the two devices conflicting, even when both are in use.

Also, before you consider SR, go to:
http://www.broadbandreports.com/gbu
and read what people have posted about them. Vonage is rated MUCH higher in the reviews, which says quite a bit. SR seem to have great difficulty staying up & running and their offshore tech support is pretty useless. As of late, SR seems to be randomly cancelling accounts without warning because they suddenly "don't support E911 in your area" when they had in the past. The BBR forums have quite a few irate people upset that their service (and phone number) no longer work. I'd hate to port a phone # I've had forever only to have my Voip company drop the acct and lose the #. Another BIG thing (at least to me) is that SR can't forward calls when your adapter or their network is unavailable. I travel a lot and have my Voip providers set up to forward to my cell phones when the adapter's not connected/internet is down. There are plenty of other Voip providers out there who are MUCH better rated than SR, even a few which are cheaper.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: current set up help Reply with quote Back to top

rolland wrote:
Well thanks for asking.
I have a cable modem, who's ethernet cable goes into my Voip phone adapter, then from there a cable goes into my wireless router, which allows my PC's to access the internet.

I called up Vonage and they said to add a third line all I would need to do is take the output from my exsisting phone router and plug it into the input of a new phone adatpter. The new phone adapter would then connect to my router.

Basically daisy chain the two phone adapters together.
I'm hoping it would work in a similar way with another company's phone adapter?

Peace, Rolland


VonageTPA already addressed most of your issues and you should definitely have a router in front of all this, but if you want to save money, you can use what you have. Instead of buying a new router, you could move your wireless router in front of your Vonage phone adapter (something I recommend you do regardless), then you could hang both the Vonage and SR phone adapters off the wireless router.

I can't really think of any practical way they'd conflict with each other. The only thing you want to make sure of is that all of the devices have different local LAN subnets. If they all happen to be Linksys, you could end up with all of them having a local LAN subnet of 192.168.1.0/24, which isn't good. Make one 192.168.1.0/24, the second 192.168.2.0/24, and the third 192.168.3.0/24, for example.

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