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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:31 am    Post subject: Routers with QoS Reply with quote Back to top

I've had Vonage at my apartment for a little over 6 months now, and without QoS, everything has been fine since I'm the only one using the internet. I usually stop all internet traffic when I need to use my Vonage phone.

My parents want to set up Vonage at home. We're planning on getting the 1.5Mbps/384Kbps AT&T DSL service and want to get a wireless router with QoS. There will be 4 people using the internet there, so it would be hard to stop all internet traffic to use thep hone. I've read mixed things about the Linksys WRT54G on this forum. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Overall, long-term quality is more important than price, as long as the price of the router isn't like $1,000,000...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Based mostly off things that I read in this forum, I got the Linksys WRTSL54GS a few weeks ago and added the (free) Thibor HyperWRT (Find it at http://www.thibor.co.uk/ firmware (Even though you can download it free, consider making a donation via PayPal!).

Adding the 3rd party firmware was a breeze and the router has been great! The original Linksys firmware does have QoS, but it is not very good (I had practical experience with the Linksys QoS unrelated to Voip in the past), but the Thibor firmware seems super!

You can look at fellow forum member NateHoy's article on configuring QoS on a Linksys WRT54GL here (http://vonage.nmhoy.net/wrt54glqos.html); it is a slightly different router model, but pretty much applicable to the WRTSL54GS.

This router cost about $110 at Best Buy, cheaper through a few other sources, but I was in a hurry Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've been using a D-Link DI-724U Wireless 108G QoS Router. About $105 at newegg.com. It cleared up my outgoing voice problems completely.

http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=460

It has the same StreamEngine QOS as the Hawking HBB1 and D-Link "broadband boosters" which are great for adding QOS to your existing router.

http://www.ubicom.com/

Now when I upload huge files to work over vpn, and my wife is talking on the phone at the same time, we get along much better.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm using the TrendNet TEW611BRP Wireless G that also has the StreamEngine QoS chipset and it is working very well (after some initial trial and error setup issues). No issue with voice quality even when competing with SlingBox and XBox Live. My connection is TWC RR 8M Down, but only 512kbs up, which is the limiting factor for outgoing voice quality.

Router cost me $40 after rebate a few months ago.

Just looked, and it is still $40 after rebate from NewEgg, which is a great company (that's where I bought mine, and a lot of other goodies!)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833156175&ATT=33-156-175&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That TrendNet router looks interesting...might have to pick one up to experiment with. The StreamEngine chip has received very favorable reviews in the forum. I used to run the WRT54GS (v.1.0) routers everywhere but have slowly been switching over to IPCop systems. Freely downloadable, but it requires dedicating a single PC to it. Don't get me wrong -- I still love the little WRT54GS (now the -L's) routers, but they top out around ~7-8Mbps. MORE than adequate for most of the residential connections out there and a great little router.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

VonageTPA wrote:
That TrendNet router looks interesting...might have to pick one up to experiment with. The StreamEngine chip has received very favorable reviews in the forum. I used to run the WRT54GS (v.1.0) routers everywhere but have slowly been switching over to IPCop systems. Freely downloadable, but it requires dedicating a single PC to it. Don't get me wrong -- I still love the little WRT54GS (now the -L's) routers, but they top out around ~7-8Mbps. MORE than adequate for most of the residential connections out there and a great little router.


If you decide to get this router, check out this post regarding how to set it up to work happily with Vonage (and make sure you update the firmware):

http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic11939-0-asc-10.html

So in my continuing battle to make the TEW-611 play nice with Voip I just

-re-flashed the current firmware (which I had done first thing before setting the router up)

-Disabled UPnP

-Disabled the Windows Messenger ALG (which says it is dependent on the SIP ALG which I previously turned off)

Made two 3 minute test calls - both were perfect. None of the dropouts that I was getting.

TestyourVoIP scores of between 4.2 and 4.4 for the outgoing call to Boston on 5 tests.

So having done several things all together, I don't know which was the secret sauce - but for I'm happy for now. I might experiment with turning back on the ALGs and UPnP to see what happens.


EDIT:
I went back and re-enabled UPnP and all the breaking-up was back. Disabled UPnP and it is perfect. I wonder why that would cause a problem?

If I re-enable the SIP ALG, I get the weird audible ringing/double ringing. I haven't tested it, but I bet it also interferes with voicemail indicator as Uroboros noted above.

Uroboros,
Thank you again for helping debug this. It was your comment about the UPnP messages in the log I sent you that prompted me to turn it off. I would love to know if you have similar Voip quality issues if you turn UPnP on. Would be a good thing to give as feedback to Trendnet for a firmware fix.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I never liked UPnP... I spend enough time trying to keep my networks secure without my router letting any program/device open up ports in my firewall without asking me first.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ChrisFix wrote:
I'm using the TrendNet TEW611BRP Wireless G that also has the StreamEngine QoS chipset and it is working very well (after some initial trial and error setup issues). No issue with voice quality even when competing with SlingBox and XBox Live. My connection is TWC RR 8M Down, but only 512kbs up, which is the limiting factor for outgoing voice quality.


I've got the Trendnet as well, and I'm just curious how you have enabled the QOS for Vonage. The Trendnet doesn't have any function specifically called "QoS", I assume it is what they refer to as "Traffic Shaping"? Anyway, I've looked at the manual and it's not readily apparent to me what I need to do to put priority on the Vonage router and reduce priority on Bittorrent. I took a look at Natehoy's directions but those only apply to the Linksys. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

buzzmantim wrote:
ChrisFix wrote:
I'm using the TrendNet TEW611BRP Wireless G that also has the StreamEngine QoS chipset and it is working very well (after some initial trial and error setup issues). No issue with voice quality even when competing with SlingBox and XBox Live. My connection is TWC RR 8M Down, but only 512kbs up, which is the limiting factor for outgoing voice quality.


I've got the Trendnet as well, and I'm just curious how you have enabled the QOS for Vonage. The Trendnet doesn't have any function specifically called "QoS", I assume it is what they refer to as "Traffic Shaping"? Anyway, I've looked at the manual and it's not readily apparent to me what I need to do to put priority on the Vonage router and reduce priority on Bittorrent. I took a look at Natehoy's directions but those only apply to the Linksys. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


The Trendnet TEW611BRP has a chipset built in from a company called Ubicom. It automatically provides traffic shaping for real-time critical traffic, such as gaming and Voip. You don't need to do anything to set it up, as the defaults are set to Auto. I haven't changed mine from the auto settings and it is working well. The control panel is in the router config under Advanced -> Traffic Shaping. You should see Auto selected.

Also, make sure you update to the latest firmware for the router - a new version has been released just recently (v 1.0.6).
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