Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
W52p Setup
On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01

James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
looking for a good
Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
A good sip trunking provider
On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46

James44 Posted:
Which network
connection do you
use?
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 13, 2016 at 22:55:00

jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
few offices right
next door to our
main building. I
have a wireless
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 09, 2016 at 12:00:54

Pman Posted:
Hello, While
Vonage has been a
great service over
the years, it is
time to part
...

In The Forum:
LNP – Local Number Portability
Topic:
Cannot port phone number to new carrier - repeated failures
On Jul 05, 2016 at 09:12:07

jbugz67 Posted:
We recently
purchased 5
Polycom VVX 300
phones from
Vonage, and have
regretted
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Nothing but problems with VVX300
On Apr 15, 2016 at 14:58:07

RichardPi Posted:
Hello, does
anybody recollect
how to get into
wifi password from
diggings router?
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
How to arrive at wifi password?
On Mar 31, 2016 at 02:39:07

RichardPi Posted:
Hello, does
anybody know how
to get into wifi
watchword from
home router?
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
How to be noised abroad wifi password?
On Mar 30, 2016 at 18:48:05

achow26 Posted:
BrettaMan, I am
having the same
problem. I do not
have the loopback
plug. I tried
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Vonage issue with USTec UX-226
On Feb 16, 2016 at 14:13:37

alicesmith Posted:
I have used the
PBX phone system
in my new office.
I was very
confused about
phone
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Jan 29, 2016 at 01:49:14


Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Carolyn Katz Elected to Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp.

Syndication

Vonage Customer Reviews
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal



Vonage UK Review
Vonage UK Review



Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006
Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006



Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review
Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review



Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months




Vonage Reviews


Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage
Author Message
ValleyGirl
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Dec 31, 2008
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: FRUSTRATED - can't find solutions to connect phone! Reply with quote Back to top

I hope someone can help me. My husband suffered a stroke last month and is unable to provide assistance with this issue. We had to move and Brighthouse cable does not service my current area. I had internet service through them also.

My problem lies with having to get verizon wireless internet which plugs into a USB port on the front of my computer. Verizon wireless internet was my only option in this area. I do not know how to connect Vonage to it for it to work again. I've been without Vonage for over a month now and am getting conflicting answers to my problem. I've called Vonage and verizon with no luck. Vonage says I can connect with the PURCHASE of another modem/router - yet verizon says I can not. I'm extremely frustrated with this issue and am getting to the point where I am about to cancel my Vonage service. No one is telling me which modem/router I need.

A client of mine networked all of my computers together again (3) - so at least that works. But he was unable to connect all of them to the internet - much less Vonage. I need to find out what modem/router I need to make all this work.

Any help? pls.
View user's profile Send private message
kdf55
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Jun 30, 2007
Posts: 373
Location: Highland, IL

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wireless Bridge
You need a wireless ethernet adapter like in the link above
View user's profile Send private message
VonTechMgr
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Jan 02, 2008
Posts: 656
Location: NJ

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I am somewhat familiar with the type of connection you have. From what you stated, you are paying Verzion Wireless for your internet. This means that you most likely have the USB720 which look likes a USB flash drive but provides internet over the Cellar network.

So everyone you spoke to is essentially telling you the truth. Verizon can't give you another modem because this is the type of modem that gets you Wireless Internet on a cellular network. Vonage is also telling you the truth because you do need a modem with an ethernet port to connect to Vonage's adapter. Vonage cannot support this type of setup.

So a few problems here.

1) This modem allows only a single PC to obtain internet at a time.
2) It can be shared with all your PC's and Vonage but it will teake technical know how and patience. This is not an easy task. This is something I can do with my eyes closed but it is difficult to walk someone through.
3) Vonage may or may not work over this connection but this will all depend upon the Cellular network your on, the protocols they will support, whether or not they will compress your packets, and the overall signal you have.

In a nut shell, what you got from Verizon is a cell phone without the phone. It will allow a PC to use the EVDO network. A requirement for Vonage or any router for that matter is that you have a physical ethernet connection that can provide internet. Since you don't have one, you have to make your own.

To do this will require you to already have a switch which you may have since you mentioned your PC's were already networked together on your local LAN. You then need to turn the PC that is connected to the Verizon wireless modem into a router.

This is done by enabling Internet Connection Sharing on the Verizon Wireless connection. This will then make the Wireless connection interface the router's WAN port and the PC's internal ethernet card into the router's LAN port. You will then connect the ethernet card from this PC to the switch. Connect all the other PC's to the switch and also connect the Vonage adapters WAN port to the switch. You may also need a crossover cable if the equipment you are using is not autosensing. This crossover cable would connect from the main PC's ethernet card into the switch. You will also have to make sure that Vonage does not get put behind any additional routers. All PC based firewalls on the main PC will need to be configured or disabled in order to allow Vonage and other things to communicate over this shared connection.

There are many sites that instruct on how to set up Internet Connection Sharing. Some are better then others but all will be able to explain it and provide visual aids. Please keep in mind, this is not an easy task for someone not familiar with basic networking and troubleshooting skills.

Hope this kind of provided you with the answer you were looking for.
View user's profile Send private message
ksig
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Jul 07, 2008
Posts: 183
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ValleyGirl,

Look into the following as a solution. http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/kr2-router/

This is a router made by Kyocera that makes a wifi/wired network out of your Verizon Cell Internet connection. You plug the Verizon USB modem into the router and it makes that internet connection act like a standard DSL/cable modem connection. You then plug your Vonage ATA into the back of the kyocera. You can also plug you standard computers into the back of the kyocera router as well. Your internet connection will act in more of a "traditional" broad band fashion.

Linksys also makes a router similar to this but it only works with Verizon PC Cards rather than the USB modem.
View user's profile Send private message
VonTechMgr
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Jan 02, 2008
Posts: 656
Location: NJ

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Great find ksig.

I knew it would only be time before someone made a product like this. Only problem is at $200.00 it could be considered pricey by most.
View user's profile Send private message
ValleyGirl
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Dec 31, 2008
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks everyone. I'm still confused on this issue. I've been referred to the following methods and I am not sure which is best/right.

How do I know which modem I have that is compatible with either or both of these -

My modem is a USB727

Cradlepoint MBR1000 EVDO Router = 219.00
The Cradlepoint MBR1000 supports most Sprint and Verizon ExpressCards and USB EVDO modems, many phones/PDAS, and several modems and phones from other carriers. Be sure to check our 3G Router Compatibility Chart that lists compatible devices before you purchase a 3G router.

http://www.evdoinfo.com/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,115/

http://3gstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35&products_id=765

http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/2259/63/


KR2 Mobile Router = 219.00
Note: You MUST have an active 1xEV-DO PC Card, Express Card or 1xEV-DO handset* in order to use the Kyocera KR2 Router!
*1xEV-DO-capable handsets that can be used as a modem (support tethered data), may be compatible with the Kyocera KR2 Mobile Router. Please refer to your service provider for detailed feature information.

http://store.kyocera-wireless.com/product_detail.aspx?productID=5251


I'm liking VonTechMgr's solution but don't know if it's feasable, in my situation. ....help. Sad
View user's profile Send private message
ksig
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Jul 07, 2008
Posts: 183
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Valleygirl,

What you end up choosing is entirely up to you. If you're a bit technical in nature, it is harmless to try and use VonTechMgr's method. I will forewarn you that it can be complicated on your first shot to use ICS with Windows. Also - One negative using ICS. The primary "host" computer that hosts the internet for everything else has to be online 24/7 for Vonage and the other p.c.'s to access the internet.

I found your modem on VZW's website. http://support.vzw.com/phones/index.html?m=&p=3304

The device should work with either of the EVDO routers. I've personally never used either the Kyocera or the Cradlepoint. I've seen the Linksys http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1175242816711&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=1671139789B09 in use but that model won't work for you because it doesn't accept USB modems. I've read several articles on the Kyocera and it appears to be well liked. However, the router is only as good as the service you receive with the EVDO/3G provider.

Regardless of what you choose, make sure that you can return the item for full value if it doesn't work. If you can, it makes all three options (ICS, Cradlepoint or Kyocera) viable.

Finally, shop around. You can sometimes find deals on the net. I just did a quick pricegrabber and found the KR2 for $199.95.

Hope this helps...
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New IvanovJah
New Today 1
Yesterday 0
Total 98575

Who Is On Site
Visitors 100
Members 0
Total 100


Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value: 6.66
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search
 






†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See www.vonage.com/911 for details.

** Certain call types excluded.

www.vonage-forum.com is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other www.vonage-forum.com content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at www.vonage.com to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.


Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 0.84 Seconds and 202 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum