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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 5:57 pm    Post subject: Vonage & Bit Torrent = Trouble Reply with quote Back to top

I just got my Vonage adapter last week and started playing around. It worked well some of the time and very poorly quite a bit...the call would sounded like a rolling hill on the other end (soft, then loud, then soft, then breaking up, etc...). I did some investigating and found out that the Bit Torrent client wreaks havoc on your internet connection. I tried many phone calls with varying Bit Torrent settings and determined that the Bit Torrent is VERY chatty as it is always renegotiating UL and DL partners and speeds.

I did some further testing to see if any other internet apps had the same effect: I established a high-speed VPN connection to work, FTP heavily, and reloaded 10 webpages all while making a phone call and the call was still crystal clear.

So it appears that a very chatty PTP program like Bit Torrent causes major problems for Vonage and internet connection in general (surfing is less speedy when clicking).

I did some searches on the net and didn't find any real info/hits on Vonage AND Bit Torrent so I hope this helps out some other Vonage users as this is a great product and I was almost scared away because of poor quality.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Easy to fix that. I use Vonage and BitTorrent and eMule and surf the web all at the same time on my Cable Modem connection. All you need to do is get a router capable of QoS (Quality of Service) settings. The Linksys BEFSR81 (its the 8 port linksys router). Then once you have the router plug the ATA into any of the ports (I suggest 1 thru 4) and then launch your web browser to configure the router. There will be QoS page on the Advanced Area and on that page you will see a place to enter the port # that the ATA is plugged into or if you used ports 1 thru 4 you don't need to enter the port number. Next to the port number will be a high priority and low priority radio button. Select the high priority option for the ATA's port and leave the rest un checked, then select "enable" at the top of the page and then hit the apply button. That will do it for you. That will give the Vonage system priority over all other traffic on the network. When the Vonage system is not in use it will do nothing to hinder your connection. However when you are on the phone it will slow your other connections down (but you really won't notice).

There is another router for the SOHO crowd that is even better for traffic shaping and allows you to set an amount of bandwidth that will always be made available for your Vonage system, but I can't remember what brand it was off the top of my head.

So beyond that if you need more help check out dslreports.com and go to the forums area. They have a lot of really helpful people.
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