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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: VTECH 8100-2 seriously degrades my internet speed Reply with quote Back to top

1. Hampton, VA
2. Cox Communications -- Cable
3. Upload-- 4.9 Mbps; download-- 1.9Mbps (without VTECH hooked up)
4. Motorola Surfband
5. VTECH 8100-2 cordless phone
6. Modem---->Vonage Adapter-->PC

I've had my Vonage VTECH 8100-2 for about three weeks and have noticed a CONSIDERABLE slowdown in my internet speed. I didn't realize what the problem was at first (thinking it was my computer slowing down or problems with the new Firefox 2.0.0.3), but I just troubleshot the issue by bypassing the VTECH and running the modem directly into the computer. I visited the exact sites that I usually visit (for example, Digital Graphs Online with intensive stock charting downloads) and noticed it was many, many, many times faster without the 8100-2.

I know that I should probably run these tests again and compare with the VTECH 8100-2 installed, but I wanted to know if anyone else has had similar internet connectivity issues with the 8100-2.

8. Speed test statistics (without VTECH)
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Download speed: 4972408 bps
Upload speed: 1862072 bps
Quality of service: 88 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 105 ms
Average download pause: 15 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 27 ms
Average round trip time to server: 28 ms

Voip test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 4.1 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 8.4 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported Voip lines: 31
Estimated MOS score: 4.0
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

My gut tells me that most likely the vtech is not a very good router or in this case, a 1 computer router.

I would recommend either that you look at the user's guide and see if there are any configuration changes you can make to increase the speed or I would consider getting a router so that you can connect the computer and the vtech to the router.

By the way, how much bandwidth is lost with the vtech?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you are using the motorola SBG900 (SURFboard), then it has a USB connection option besides the ethernet outlet - you can install the driver on your PC and go straight to the PC via the USB while the ethernet serves the Vonage 8100 adaptor - this way the motorola handles bandwidth assignment.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

limey01 -

True, but I have yet to see a USB/Ethernet modem where both interfaces can be used at one time. So, if you use the USB for the computer, the chances are that the Ethernet interface will be shut down.

BROJD -

See if there is a way to turn off QoS on the VTECH (assuming that is configurable somewhere on the device). Most likely (as mundy5 advised already), you are going to end up getting a decent router if you want to take full advantage of your Internet connection, though. The routers built into Vonage devices tend to be rather weak, unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The motorola runs both simultaneously...use it all the time... In fact my laptop goes wifi to the motorola when I'm moving around the house, then I just turn off my wifi card on the laptop and plug in via usb when I'm at my desk. Meanwhile the motorola serves the Voip adaptor via the ethernet...works good.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That's great. Like Nate, I hadn't heard of that one.

If that doesn't work, I agree with Mundy. I'm not surprised that a Vonage router doesn't handle really high bandwidth well. A good router in front of it should do the trick.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This doesn't make any sense, but I put the VTECH back into the mix and the test results came out the same.

However, the computer is still downloading these sites much, much slower.

I will try the USB cable and see if that works. (Just have to dig through some drawers to find a spare USB cable!)

(As I type all of this, only half of the emoticons on the left have downloaded and none of the formatting buttons have downloaded. It takes minutes to download a webpage on Amazon.com when the VTECH is in the mix.)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Plugging the USB and ethernet in will not work. Cable modems aren't meant to work with both interfaces at the same time. It might work, but it won't work forever. If the speeds are the same with and without the Vonage device, then you need to talk to comcast. Speed tests are only part of the picture anyways. Ping tests and trace routes are also needed to complete the picture.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I highly recommend NOT using your VTech 8100 as your network router. I have this same phone with 3 wireless handsets and you will not be happy with the performance using that as your network router.

Instead, I use a D-Link DI-724U wireless router which provides QoS. I have been extremely pleased with the QoS feature built into this router and I can now use my phone and the internet at the same time without issue. Just plug the 8100 into one of the ports on the D-LInk and your done. No special ports to open or anything.

Hopefully this helps!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The good news:
I dug out the CD that the cable company gave me a couple years ago, installed the USB driver for my Surfboard SB5120, and the computer seems even faster than ever with the USB connection.

The bad news:
(Other than I'm practically out of USB ports!)
A solid red light on the Vonage VTECH. No service. Will try the whole shutdown, disconnect, etc., process yet again.
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