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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is so funny, having to do this to use a service you pay for properly!
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I am quite surprised that Vonage isn't all over this issue faster. Quite disappointing...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Background Noise Victims look here Reply with quote Back to top

AspectTec wrote:
I like many others have had this issue and read the various fixes for it and came up with a very simple one.

Just take a wire and short the two center pins. This does the same thing as an off hook phone will do basically and is much easier to get along with.



Thanks AspectTec! That worked for me. Now to wait for a new batch of RT31P2 routers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I took an old phone wire, cut off one end with about 2 inches of wire sticking out and stripped away the 2 wires inside, exposing the copper. Twisted the ends together, and wrapped some electrical tape around them. Plugged it into line 2 of the Linksys, and blammo, No More Noise.

It didn't help my 2 Tivo's connect though.

When I get a chance I will crimp together a connector for real. Anyone who would like a connector crimped, just email me and I can make you one, drop it in the mail.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Have a feeling that Vonage is just sending the same bad Linksys units out just to pacify the customer complaints. This is why I haven't even bothered for a replacement unit. I'm more suprised at Linksys/Cisco Corporation than Vonage Company for these apparantly faulty units. I thought Linksys/Cisco would have put more testing and quality control checks into their products, being the world leader in networking and everything. You can find very little info as far as support for their Voip products at their Linksys website. I have a sneaky suspicion Vonage put out several bids to different companies to provide hardware for Voip, and the first bid for a good product wins the big contract. It sounds to me like Linksys/Cisco just cranked out the first prototype, tested it in a lab probably without a "real world" enviroment. Then mass-produced thousands of these units for Vonage. Of course I could be just paranoid..but it sounds good. Eek
BTW is there any body out there that has two phone numbers on any Linksys ATA that can tell us how their quality is. I would anticipate if one number is in use you would have the noise..but if you had two simultaneous calls, the noise wouldn't be there because of the load (controlled short) on both ports.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well my question is... is that white noise there by design of Cisco or not? In other words.... a Voip line is quiet.... is that confort noise, and it's just too loud? Or there actually a problem?

The new router I got had a different look to the manual.. not much... but the logo in the bottom left said Voip! with a phone instead of a little "power switch looking doohookie".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I'll be. Never really paid much attention to it before. Guess we've gotten used to some concessions to reap the benefits of Voip, and we've been through every router there is/was, I think, so one tends to forget which ones were completely quiet, if any of them.

But just for fun, I just picked up the main phone line, pushed one button to clear out the dial tone, then picked up the second line. Bingo. I did have a slight hissing that went completely silent. Now, forgive me if I'm missing something, but what do people with two lines do to fix this?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you have 2 lines you are basically sol until they fix the defect and send you a proper replacement.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Figured as much. We're not too bad here, though -- never even thought about the background noise until it was mentioned here. It may, however, be contributing to the background noise (on my end only) on line 2 that I had solely attributed to the wireless jack I've got running from the linksys to my fax machine and then on to a cordless phone.

We're pushing the limits around here daily and we know it Smile We've got the linksys with two lines, a wireless network, an SDS security system, my son's Xbox Live -- you name it, we're running it.

Sometimes when you're cutting edge, you bleed. We knew it wasn't perfect when we made the transition, but we've saved so much money since we cut the cord with BellSouth a year ago October, we don't mind an occasional bump in the road. And it's so much fun to tell the phone people who call and try to lure us back that we have Voip. For a long time they just said, "Oh," and hung up. Now they just don't call us anymore. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

as long as you have proper bandwith what you describe is perfectly normal. Their service works as good as your bandwith does.

However, we all should expect our equipment to perform correctly and be defect free.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So has anyone identified whether this problem exists on the PAP2 (and if so, if this solution fixes it)?
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