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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have just been doing some studying up on the Directway 6000 system. Apparently, it is most popular in rural areas where Cable or DSL are unavailable. I agree with the post from leesweet. The comments from Directway owners were mixed. Those who were unable to access the internet any other way seemed satisfied as long as they were using it in a manner similar to a 28k dial-up.

They claimed that URL errors were frequent and satellite latency an annoyance. Signal strength was poor, so poor that rain would cause the signal to drop out.

I don't think that Directway would be suitable for Vonage due to the facts stated above. Sorry!

I know that in the larger cities in Georgia; Dallas, Savannah, Augusta, and Atlanta, they have just upgraded Comcast to a 4Mbps downstream system. That would be more than ideal. Anyway, if you're just looking for emergency telephone, check out this website:

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=ip-telephony.htm&url=http://www.skype.com

I haven't had the time to download the program yet, but maybe you would like to give it a shot.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

My Direcway service has been quite good and there is no other option where I live. I MIGHT be able to get dialup, but nothing else for sure. Mike, you tell me . Will it connect? If it will then I want to try it. I say again, I know my satellite service will diminish the quality, I just want the opportunity to evaluate that quality.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hmm! To the upper left of this page you find a link called "VoIP Speed Test" try it and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:09 am    Post subject: It works, but not particularly well Reply with quote Back to top

I too have a D'way system in a rural location (completely off-grid, no phone or any other method of internet available) and have a Vonage box hooked up to it for "emergency" phone use.

The one reply I've ever received from a Vonage rep was asking anything I could do to optimize this system. I have a Motorola box and I asked if the Linksys had any advantages. He said the Moto box was the best for D'way customers.

I've not had much trouble with the box connecting. Are you hooking it directly into your DW6000? You should. Sometimes when I make a call it will renegotiate for a few seconds after I hang up but generally the connection is pretty stable.

The latency however is very hard to deal with. Since we only get about 40k upstream (and my experience is usually closer to 20k) I've adjusted the bandwidth settings for Vonage to their lowest. That can create some choppiness for the listener but I think it helps overall. Most often there's a 1-2 second delay when talking. That doesn't sound like much but it's nigh on impossible to carry on a conversation. One person can speak, then the other. Sometimes the delay is greater.

What you might find is when you call someone they won't think anyone is there and will hang up before they get your greeting. So if you're using this for emergencies, and you live in a truly rural area like I do, you probably know your sheriff and dispatcher. You might let them know that if they see your number on their 911 readout to expect the connection to be a bit funky.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

OK! I've been doing a little research. There are some very favorable comments regarding DirecWay. Over 400 of them at:

http://www.dslreports.com/comment/1678/44436

From reading the Posts on this product, I am convinced that Vonage will work on DirecWay. However, I would like for you to run some tests if you are willing. It is one thing to say that "DirecWay has connectivity problems", it is another altogether to prove it. We cannot work with conjecture and use it as fact.

Gritslady, in your first post you made it clear that you were not as well versed in computers as you would like to be so I will try to keep the following procedure as uncomplicated as possible. You're a teacher (educator) so I know you have what it takes to make this work.

First, there are a few techniques whose procedure I would like to enter here once and then refer to it by name later.
1. "Close the browser". In the upper right hand corner, right to left, is an "X" to "Close the browser"
2. "Resize the page". shown by two squares or one large one will open the browser window to fill the entire screen, or to decrease the size to half.
3. "Minimize the page". shown by a single line will remove the current page from the screen, but keep it in memory. It is restored by clicking on the page name located on the tool bar at the bottom of the screen.
3. "Return to page". Click on the URL name located on the task bar at the bottom of the screen.

Second, "opening a new browser". First minimize the current page. The desktop should remain. Click on your favorite browser to open it onto the empty desktop.

Third, "Cut and Paste". You will be running tests. When the test is done, left-click once on the URL. It will become highlighted in blue. Then Right-click on the highlighted URL. A window opens. Left-Click on "Copy". At your destination, Right-click and the window will open again. Left-click on "Paste" and the URL will be inserted at the point of the cursor.


Are you ready? Close out all open browser windows that aren't absolutely necessary except for "Vonage Voip Forum..." of course on the computer you are going to test. Open a "Post Reply" window. Type in, "This is the result from the DSLReports.com Speed test:" and press the "Enter key" so as to start the URL you will put there on a new line (for clarity). Then "Minimize" the forum page.

Open a new browser and enter http://www.dslreports.com in the address field and press the "Enter" key. Now click the link to "Tests+Tools". Then click on "Speed Tests", read the directions, downloading a new Java Applet if required. Run the speed test. I prefer the "Speakeasy" test personally. When the test is done, cut the URL as described above. "Minimize" dslreports and maximize the "Vonage Forum", "Paste" the URL to your speed test.

Type, "The following are the results of the Tweak Test:" then press the "enter" key to bring the URL to the start of a new line.

Next, "Minimize" the "Vonage Forum". "Maximize" dslreports and click on "Tweak Test". Start the test, enter the requested data, then click "Recommend". Now "cut" the URL. Shut down the dslreports browser. "Maximize" the "Vonage forum" page. "Paste" the URL onto your Post.

You're done. When we hook up again, we will discuss the results, determine if your adapter is capable of handling the bandwidth of the phone adapter. If it is, we will make the necessary adjustments to your adapter to ensure it's continued operation.

Wow! This is a lot of work, but I don't mind, really. I enjoy helping people who are serious about asking for help. There is an interesting web site that I enjoy going to when I need to learn about something. It is at:
http://www.howstuffworks.com

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is the result from the DSLReports.com Speed test:
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtests/281093;30822;a6ae7816ff188e74e16a72bef115db82;3.0;www.dslreports.com/1108432106

The following are the results of the Tweak Test:

http://ttester.broadbandreports.com/tweak/block:2aa9c41?service=satellite&speed=&os=winME&via=normal

I appreciate everything you're doing and your instructions were WAY too detailed, but I'd rather they be too detailed than me miss something and not get things done correctly. I hope we can get this going. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Actually, you did great. I need to study the Tweak Test. There will certainly be some changes there, but it will be complicated, several days, at least.

However, though your speed is slow (we expected that), it is not too slow that you cannot run your phone on it. It looks to me like it can be done if you lower the bandwidth.

Log in to your Vonage account. At the dashboard, click on "Features". On the features page, scroll down to "Bandwidth Saver". Click on "Configure". Click on the far left end of the scale where it says "30kbps". Then click on "Submit".

This will allow you to fit a smaller chunk of telephone conversation on your present home to satellite hook-up without any noticeable change in quality. I look forward to seeing if your DirecWay and Vonage communications show any noticeable change.

I apologize if the last set of instructions were a bit stressful, but I could think of no other way to get the info we needed. The difficult part is over, the remaining alterations I will feed you piecemeal in order for ease.

One more thing, I need to know exactly what are the model numbers of the routers that you are using and what computer and operating system you used with the the tweak test. If they were all ON we may have to run the testing again for each computer.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I am curious as to how the bandwidth change is working out. You should notice a change.

Anyway, I need to know, are you using a computer hosted system that is running DAK Direcway software and uses a DW4000 or DW3000 modem? Perhaps you are using the DW6000 or DW4020 with its appliance?

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