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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Thanks for the tip. Those do seem like the right devices for the job. But, are there any cheaper alternatives for this job? And would it be possible to do as an earlier person suggested and create an internal wireless bridge (i.e. plug my Voip phone into my computer's ethernet port and create a bridge between my ethernet card and my PCI wireless card?) I am not very network savvy, so I'm not sure if that kind of setup would work.


Yep, it can work that way... dedicated hardware is a bit more reliable, but when I'm on the road, I've used my laptop's wireless internet network connection for internet and plugged the router into the laptop's ethernet jack (crossover cable needed for the RTP300) and it works quite well. If you're using XP, look for something called "Internet Connection Sharing"... If you're interested, let me know and I'll post more detailed instructions. I'm not sure how much the WET bridges run, but the WRT54 can do the job as well with 3rd party firmware.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I won't be moved into my new place until Sunday. And I doubt that I'll have things together enough to play with this stuff until mid-week. I might take you up on that offer of more detailed info at that time.

Thanks again for the help!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject: No Chance in Hel_l Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks everyone for the advice. It looks like I will not be able to use Voip in my new building. The connection speed is sooo much slower than my at-home cable modem connection used to be.

Despite a strong wireless signal (93 - 100%) my bandwidth and latency are terrible. I did 10 tests through-out the day today and got these results:

Average Data Bandwidth: 17.5 kB/s
Average Data Latency: 125.6 ms

My scores from TestMyVoip were consistently less than 2.0. Usually around 1.1 !!!

So much for "High Speed Wireless Internet". Our Time Warner Business Class Internet is VERY slow. Why is "Business Class" so much crappier than normal home service!?!?! Shouldn't it be the other way around!?

Oh well, at least I have internet access at no extra cost. If I want a better connection I can get it as the building is wired for cable TV. It would seem so ridiculous to pay for internet service when the builidng already offers it but that would be only only choice. Thanks again everyone.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:29 am    Post subject: Re: No Chance in Hel_l Reply with quote Back to top

TrackSmart wrote:
Thanks everyone for the advice. It looks like I will not be able to use Voip in my new building. The connection speed is sooo much slower than my at-home cable modem connection used to be.

Despite a strong wireless signal (93 - 100%) my bandwidth and latency are terrible. I did 10 tests through-out the day today and got these results:

Average Data Bandwidth: 17.5 kB/s
Average Data Latency: 125.6 ms

My scores from TestMyVoip were consistently less than 2.0. Usually around 1.1 !!!

So much for "High Speed Wireless Internet". Our Time Warner Business Class Internet is VERY slow. Why is "Business Class" so much crappier than normal home service!?!?! Shouldn't it be the other way around!?

Oh well, at least I have internet access at no extra cost. If I want a better connection I can get it as the building is wired for cable TV. It would seem so ridiculous to pay for internet service when the builidng already offers it but that would be only only choice. Thanks again everyone.


The last time I heard, Time Warner doesn't do wireless installs like this, and you need to point the finger at your landlord. Probably have too many users for too little bandwidth, quite common in apartment complex internet setups, especially when they're geared towards college students. All it takes is one bozo running BitTorrent full-throttle to kill the connection for everyone else.

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Yup I concur. It's not TW, it's your landlord who probably purchased the cheapest wireless system to get by. Which probably means either a 54 mbps or a 108 mbps system. Not much bandwidth if you have more than 20 people on the system. Plus, I am more concerned about the updload bandwidth which would be virtually nonexistent for you since that is being shared by a lot of people.

sorry to hear.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I suspect the expected WiFi handset will do what you are trying to do without any additional hardware (bridge, PC or other). From reading the Vonage announcement, it sounds like you would configure the phone to connect to the WiFi network you have access to and you are all set.

Anybody can confirm?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

He could, but would in theory have the same issues...If there are one or two people using up the bandwidth, then he would still get bad quality calls...
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mundy5 wrote:
Yup I concur. It's not TW, it's your landlord who probably purchased the cheapest wireless system to get by. Which probably means either a 54 mbps or a 108 mbps system. Not much bandwidth if you have more than 20 people on the system. Plus, I am more concerned about the updload bandwidth which would be virtually nonexistent for you since that is being shared by a lot of people.

sorry to hear.




I think you guys are right. A trip to the front office is certainly in order to find out what the deal is. My apartment comes with standard and basic cable TV. I don't see why our internet wouldn't come from the same hard-wired cable connection. In theory, if each apartment had it's own account with Time Warner, we would have bandwidth equivalent to the normal RoadRunner service.

At my previous place (with RoadRunner), I got consistent download speeds of 150-300 kB/s and uploads were always running at the maximum of 40 kB/s. I was quite happy with that level of connectivity. This doesn't even come close!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Could you try calling Time Warner and see if you could set up your own account directly? Or ask the front office if you could. How many units are in this building approximately?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A friend of mine lived in a college-student specific apartment complex with a similar setup & ended up getting his own Time Warner account & had no problems from that point forward. Just make sure that you're actually getting Time Warner across your cable wire and not the apartment's own cable system. Some cheap-a$$ landlords will set up their own cable system b/c it's far cheaper than what TW charges.

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