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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject: A Few Questions Reply with quote Back to top

For my new job, I am going to be calling out of state a lot, using thousands of minutes per month. Because of this, I have decided to switch to Vonage. I do have a few questions before I actually switch over. Just to give you a background, I am a home user with an existing WIRED network running off of an 8 port Linksys router. I have 5 home PCS and a Printer all hooked up to the router, utilizing 6 ports. I know that I will need some sort of adapter for Vonage. What I want to do is purchase a Wireless Vonage capable router, preferably Linksys, that has 8 wired ports. I don't think such a router exists, but who knows. If this is not possible, what router would you reccommend? I'm thinking of buying the Linksys WRTP54G. However, this only has 4 ports. Am I able to hook up my router to it, or would I have to purchase a switch?
Other than routers, what else do I need to really get started? Are there special phones that are recommend, etc.? I appreciate any help and offer my thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You would be able to hook your existing router to our router.
I reccomend WRTP54G. Go here for instructions to hook it up with your existing router http://www.vonage.com/help.php?article=900&category=88&nav=3 . Also I recommend you get our residential unlimited plan.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I do not think there is a consumer level Vonage product with 8 LAN ports. However you will be able to hook your existing router to your Vonage router with minimal reconfiguration. If you search the forum you can find more details.

Many people here swear by multi-handset cordless phones to avoid the hassles of connecting Vonage to their house wiring. Your big concern here is not causing interference with your wireless network, if you have one. Search the forums for recommendations.

Before you commit you should run this site's speed test and the test at testyourvoip.com to get an idea of how your connection quality will affect your phone.

Many people, especially Comcast users, have had better results with newer cable modems. You don't say what type of connection you have, but that is something that you can look into.

You may want to get a UPS for your network equipment. If nothing else it may keep your current call connected during a brief power interruption.

If you are going to be making thousands of minutes of calls per month you probably want to invest in a good headset. You may want to route your phone through a voice modem in your computer to allow you to manage calls more easily. There are threads that discuss that as well.

Since you are making calls for work you may want to look at my free software that allows you to capture your activity logs in an Excel spreadsheet.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Your existing 8-port router is really just a switch with a router attached to it. Or a router with a switch attached to it... whatever.

Anyway, the 8 LAN ports are basically a switch, and that switch is connected to the router stuff, which connects to the WAN port.

So, that means that if you turn off the router stuff, you can use it as just a switch. Go into the config page and turn off everything: most importantly DHCP, but also NAT, firewall, etc.

Then, you just have to connect a cable between a LAN port on the 8-router to a LAN port on the Vonage router. You'll effectively have a 4+8-2=10-port Vonage router. (Don't plug anything into the WAN port on the 8-router)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One more thing, if your number is primarily for buisness purposes you must get our buisness plan. If not, then the residential plan will do just fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

also make sure to set static ip on your befsr81 router. if you're gonna use wrtp54g, then set static LAN IP of 192.168.15.5 to your befsr81, or befsx81 whatever your linksys 8-port router is
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: A couple more things... Reply with quote Back to top

WOW, thanks to all for the rapid response time. I must say that the info you have provided thus far has been truly exceptional. In response to some of the questions, I am running off of Comcast cable, with a good Motorola Surfboard Modem. I have an existing UPS that is fairly new and powerful that I will be using. Now, I do have a few more questions... I am thinking of buying a Uniden TRU888. Would this be ok, or should I go with a special Voip phone? Also does the 2-line feature work well if want to use both my Vonage line and home traditional line for the same phone? Please Advise....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Don't bother with a special Voip phone... only your assigned router is allowed to talk digitally to Vonage, unless you add a softphone account.

The 2-line thing should work in theory, but depending on how the stuff's connected, you may have to get a 4-wire phone cord, cut it in half, then run the red&green wires to one line, and the black&yellow to another line.

If the phone has 2 separate jacks for the 2 lines, then hacking up a wire won't be necessary.

It's possible that you may run into a problem with the 2 lines running at different voltages, and the phone not liking it, but I doubt that would happen if the phone's smart enough.
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