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Whitmarsh Posted:
Yes, boiler-plate
answers they
usually are,
though I did get
one sensible
answer
...

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On Dec 17, 2014 at 09:58:00

revrob Posted:
I never heard from
them again. Seems
like boilerplate
answers only and
then that's
...

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On Dec 11, 2014 at 15:43:28

dconnor Posted:
It all depends on
the wiring in your
house. Is it wired
for single line or
dual line?
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On Dec 10, 2014 at 11:54:24

sashasuman Posted:
so that would mean
even if the number
is already with
another phone
provider i can
...

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On Dec 10, 2014 at 04:20:21

Pinfold Posted:
Simple question I
hope. I have a
1 line vonage
adapter, ordering
a 2 line one,
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On Dec 09, 2014 at 18:19:52

Sxandy Posted:
so that would mean
even if the number
is already with
another phone
provider i can
...

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On Dec 06, 2014 at 05:47:30

Whitmarsh Posted:
*30 is supposed to
block caller-id
for all subsequent
calls; if *67 does
it for
...

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On Dec 01, 2014 at 06:30:00

revrob Posted:
Thanks for the
userguide info and
the new codes -
unfortunately the
result is the
...

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On Dec 01, 2014 at 06:01:33

ILLLLM Posted:
I have a Cox
connection. Vonage
router is hooked
directly to cox
modem. Cox
Download
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On Nov 25, 2014 at 14:24:54

Sxandy Posted:
so that would mean
even if the number
is already with
another phone
provider i can
...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Which phone adapter is best? Reply with quote Back to top

After combing through the posts on this site, I made the decision that I want to keep my router separate from my phone adapter. The biggest reason being the ability to control the firmware. Secondly, I didn't want to be tied to the Vonage hardware if I don't like the service.

With that said, I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS today along with the Linksys PAP2 phone adapter. I noticed that some people are running other adapters with this router. Will I notice a quality difference by buying a different adapter? If I buy directly from Vonage, I get the combined unit for free. Can I run it behind my new router since it has a router built in? Will I be happiest just running the PAP2 behind the linksys wrt54gs?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

well you already made your decision, why the second guessing? there are only a few Vonage devices out there, and 2 are routers which you said you didn't want...at first...but then you might want it...so what is it that you really want? you got a very popular router, and looking through this site will show you some good ways to configure it for qos, so you aren't missing anything, and are really gaining by having it in front with its superior qos management. you could run the Vonage rt31p2 router behind the wrt if you want to go back to square one and pay more money for no reason.
if you're looking for confirmation that what you did was ok, then here it is.
fwiw, sveasoft alchemy is one of the more popular firmware flavors on this forum, as you probably already know.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the super fast response!! I guess I was asking for 2 reasons - 1) Vonage is giving away the RT31P2 for free, so there is no cost (PAP2 is also free after rebate) and 2) I saw that some people were running the RT31P2 behind their WRT54GS and I didn't know if there is an advantage to this configuration over the PAP2.

With that said, I am assuming to get the most out of the WRT54GS's QOS capabilities (combined with alchemy) I should put the PAP2 behind the router. Is this correct.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

that's your only option if you want to use anything besides the pap2 with your internet connection. and the rt31p2 is "free" after a $30 activation fee and $10 shipping charge.

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