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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Vonage setup with Network Switch and Wall Jacks Reply with quote Back to top

Is it possible to install Vonage using a network switch behind my router, with Cat5 cable runs to offices that have wall jacks?
I have a number of offices that have Lan drops and the Phones are located in these offices, which is where I want the Vonage gateway/modem to be, but when I tried the initial installation it did not work and the computer did not get network connectivity either.
These offices only have one Lan Drop..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The simple answers is yes I believe it can work, but if the end result is that you want a Vonage device and PC in each room you might easiest to buy a small switch for each room to connect both the Vonage adapter and the PC to.

If you don't want to go down this route have a look at this from Nate Hoy.

http://vonage.nmhoy.net/

Look at the Putting a new router in front of a Vonage Router setup.

Some starting tips - make sure DHCP is turned off on the Vonage router and make sure the lan drop works by themselves just to rule out any pure network problems.

Also I would try to post exactly what you are trying to do (number of Vonage devices, types of devices, switch brand, etc) This will help people give you other tips when they understand the setup.

This can work, but since its a fairly uncommon setup explaining the details will allow others to help you out.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Vonage installation in Small Office network Reply with quote Back to top

Here is a better explanation of my network setup, hopefully this will help other understand what we are trying to do.
We have a standard SBC DSL connection with a DSL Modem > Connected to a Linksys Router. The Linksys router is connected to a 16 port 10/100 Switch. We have Cat5 cables run through the office with RJ45 connections in wall, making the LAN drop/network connection available in each individual office.
We will only be connecting two (2) Phones to Vonage in two of the offices, but on my first attempt to connect the Vonage device to the LAN Drop and the PC to the Vonage device, the PC did not get a network connection. The Vonage device appeared to connect, (Internet light was solid green) but I could not connect the PC through the Vonage device.
After researching this configuration on the website I did not find any similar setup instructions, with the exception of the one that described installing the Vonage device between the DSL modem and the Router. Since we need the actual phone in the office, and the DSL modem and router are in a wire closet, this is a less than ideal solution for us.
So my question is.. Will this configuration work at all for us?
With the Vonage device connected to a LAN drop, and the PC connected through the Vonage device?
Any advice, hints, or tips you can provide are appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Depending on how your network is set up, this may or not work. You will be effectively double-NATting your PC by doing this and this makes some things a lot more complicated to do.

A better setup would be to buy a small switch (4- or 5-port) and plug it into your network drop in the office in question . Plug your Vonage device into one of the jacks in the switch and plug your PC into another jack in the switch. This will put both devices on your network directly. The only downside is that the Vonage device and your PC now have to share the network bandwidth instead of having their own pipe to your big switch. This is likely of minimal significance.

Of course you could run another network drop from your big switch into this office, but that will be a lot more work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I could be wrong, but your setup should work like the entry on Nate's site that I mentioned.

I don't think the addition of a simple switch should change anything. All it allows you to do is to have more connections coming in, it doesn't change the network setup at all.

Your problems are probably in configuring the Vonage device properly to work essentially as a mini-switch in addition to the routing your phone traffic.

I would read that entry again and just ignore the fact that you have a switch and see where you get.

Also with all of these connections and 2 Vonage lines you will want to make sure to have QoS rules setup on the main Linksys router to ensure that the Vonage devices get priority.

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