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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 6:22 am    Post subject: Thinking about Vonage... Reply with quote Back to top

Hello all,

New guy here. Wink I've been thinking about going with Vonage for a little while now. Right now I'm making almost daily long-distance phone calls and using 10-10-987 just isn't cutting it any more. I'd much rather deal with a flat $30-a-month bill than some of the $80-$100 bills I've been seeing...

I have a few questions though, if anyone can answer them Smile

Most importantly, how is the service? Any major outages? Any notable equipment failures?

And secondly, the doosey:

I do not have a phone near my computer. Putting the TA between my DSL modem and my Router would be a pain in the rear. Is there any way I can put the TA behind my Router, like it was just another computer on my network? My phone is in my bedroom and I have CAT-5 already run in there (not being used thanks to a wireless laptop) so the wiring is there, I'd like to plunk that TA down next to my portable phone and call it good. Is it possible?

If you need more info, I can provide it Smile

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yes it's possible as noted in all the setup guides at vonage.com and here.
I can think of one outage and one routing issue (dialed numbers were going all over the place instead of the number you dialed) but these instances aren't too common. if you use forum search you'll probably find a few threads as far as outages, etc. that will help you gauge it better. neither lasted more than a few to several hours that I recall.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the reply Smile

Yeah, I've heard that the TA behind a Router will work in "theory" but thought I'd check with the tried-and-true Vonage gurus here to make sure!

My other option is AT&T CallVantage but I'm not sure if their extra $5.00 a month is worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

there are lots of Voip providers.
the only thing about being behind a router is the lack of QoS which basically means bandwidth is reserved for the ta while you're on the phone. if you use the internet while talking on the phone without qos, your Voip call and internet browsing compete for bandwidth, and Voip may not win, resulting in broken or choppy audio. some routers offer qos (linksys wrt54g) but it's not common. this is a main reason it's recommended to have the vonage/linksys device first.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:25 pm    Post subject: QoS is not what you think Reply with quote Back to top

Be careful. All QoS on the router will do is give you priority bandwidth to the modem. As far as I know Vonage has no tools for end to end QoS. In fact after jumping through hoops for months a friend of mine is tearing it out and going back to land lines. It maybe o.k. for casual, but Vonage is not ready for prime time for business.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: Thinking about Vonage... Reply with quote Back to top

Doombringer wrote:
Hello all,

New guy here. Wink I've been thinking about going with Vonage for a little while now. Right now I'm making almost daily long-distance phone calls and using 10-10-987 just isn't cutting it any more. I'd much rather deal with a flat $30-a-month bill than some of the $80-$100 bills I've been seeing...


Most importantly, how is the service? Any major outages? Any notable equipment failures?



Yes, Voice over IP can save you tons of money. I have a friend that uses it up in Pennsylvania and he hasn't experienced any major issues with availability. He has called me a few times and has apparently had some issues with hearing me. That can be fixed by just redialing the number though.

Doombringer wrote:


I do not have a phone near my computer. Putting the TA between my DSL modem and my Router would be a pain in the rear. Is there any way I can put the TA behind my Router, like it was just another computer on my network? My phone is in my bedroom and I have CAT-5 already run in there (not being used thanks to a wireless laptop) so the wiring is there, I'd like to plunk that TA down next to my portable phone and call it good. Is it possible?


You can most certainly place the terminal adapter behind your router. Vonage's TA handles NAT fairly well. You may not even have to perform any port address translation to make it work. I've successfully placed the Vonage TA behind my Linux firewall, which is then connected to a cable modem. See the link below for information on how I configured my network. Please keep in mind that the topic goes over security issues associated with Voice over IP technology, but I believe you may find the drawing of my network of use when setting up your own Terminal Adapter.

http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic3422.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the replies, guys.

Security is not my main concern, as this line will be devoted to casual chatter with a few far-away friends. As long as I can put my TA behind my wimpy little Linksys router (for phone-placement concerns only), I'll be happy pleased as punch.

The security issues are fascinating, though. I'm surprised Voip can be so easily "cracked" and recorded. What about all these big businesses that are going to VoIP... are they able to get greater security? I certainly hope so.. otherwise anyone with a packet-sniffer and a little know-how can tap in without much effort.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject: Phone TA near computer Reply with quote Back to top

I have had Vonage service going on 5 months now and have experienced no difficulties with the service. I am quite happy with it.

I would be a bit anxious about locating the TA some distance from my modem however. I believe that would weaken the link somewhat and could contribute to a problem. Besides I want a telephone next to my computer! Better solution would be a pair of cordless phones. One near the computer and the remote located elsewhere.

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Doombringer wrote:
Thanks for the replies, guys.

The security issues are fascinating, though. I'm surprised Voip can be so easily "cracked" and recorded. What about all these big businesses that are going to VoIP... are they able to get greater security? I certainly hope so.. otherwise anyone with a packet-sniffer and a little know-how can tap in without much effort.



You're right, Voip can be cracked or listened to relativly easily. Companies are typically using Voip on dedicated virtual networks, or physically seperate networks where the voice packets wont intermix with general application /internet traffic. Whenever two remote sites need to be connected via Voip, they typically do it over an encrypted tunnel.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Security Reply with quote Back to top

Some Voip do end to end encryption (like Skype).
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