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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: What are the best Wireless Routers to use with Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

I continue to have issues with Vonage call quality. My ISP is Cox Cable but I have an older Netgear Router and Motorola Surfboard modem. I suspect that the router is the problem but not sure what to replace it with.

Any recommendations?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Post the information in the sticky at the top of the forum.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:20 am    Post subject: A router setup that works for me Reply with quote Back to top

I use a cheap Buffalo Airstation Wireless G, which I flashed with the open-source DD-WRT software to manage the quality of service (QoS) settings which are important. Many routers have QoS settings but I have heard anecdotally that they are ineffective. I used to use an Actiontec MI424WR with QoS configured and it worked fine, but due to the instability of the hardware (it fried itself after a few months) now I just use the cheap little Buffalo.

The Vonage box is plugged into one of the router ports just like my pc's.

I configured the router software to prioritize any packets to or from the Vonage box (using its MAC address) so that email and internet surfing get a lower priority than the voice packets. This helps manage the voice quality on your side... but there is nothing you can do about the QoS at the ISP.

In other words, you set the QoS for what you can control, but if you still have problems it could be at the ISP, who does not owe you any promises on QoS at all because you are a residential user.

In 2 years of using Vonage with the ultra-reliable and consistently fabulous Verizon FiOS service with the above setup, my call quality is consistently perfect. However, once in a while I have to reboot the Vonage box.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Thanks for Reply Reply with quote Back to top

I appreciate your taking the time to reply. I went out today and bought the Linksys WRT160N. Looking to the future I'll give this a try. They all seem to be a crap-shoot anyway.

If I have success, I will post it.

Thanks again.
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