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My whole building is networked on a Wi-Fi network. I am only one of many who use the internet - and my signal is picked up by my Wireless-B USB network adapter and goes directly into my PC.. as far as I understand it.
Is that what you mean?


OK... you shouldn't be able to use Vonage.

If you could, millions of people would be getting Vonage phone adapters and connecting via their neighbors' open WiFi networks.

You need to have a broadband modem. But the modem is actually somewhere else in the building. Someplace where there is also a wireless router (probably multiple routers in the building).

You're probably going to have to get a dedicated broadband line for your apartment so you can take advantage of Vonage.

Whom do you pay for internet service, anyway?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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lndolls wrote:
My whole building is networked on a Wi-Fi network. I am only one of many who use the internet - and my signal is picked up by my Wireless-B USB network adapter and goes directly into my PC.. as far as I understand it.
Is that what you mean?


OK... you shouldn't be able to use Vonage.

If you could, millions of people would be getting Vonage phone adapters and connecting via their neighbors' open WiFi networks.


You may well be right, but it doesn't necessarily follow. Since he already has the account, it will be good to see if it can be made to work. From what I've read in other threads, it probably depends on whether the apartment system has certain ports blocked.

As for people connecting using their neighbor's open networks, I wouldn't be surprised to find that it's happened.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I pay the building owner for internet - it is very affordable, but I do pay. I cannot connect to their access point or router - which is why I wanted to know if I got a router that could accept my USB Network adapter and could connect it with a USB/ethernet adapter - would that work??
I have high speed internet - my own account, own ISP #, password and ID - so theoretically the right hardware is all I am missing. Why would I not be able to use Vonage? I am paying for internet and now for Vonage - I am not stealing anything, using anyone elses stuff...
I already have the Vonage and am considering cancelling it and getting a cell phone... this wiring stuff is pretty confusing.
A WAN port - is that an ethernet socket, or a phone socket - because that is all that is on the phone adapter.
I did try and connect the phone adapter directly to the computer without the network adapter - and I got the same two lights - no internet, no phone signal.
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lndolls wrote:
A WAN port - is that an ethernet socket, or a phone socket - because that is all that is on the phone adapter.
I did try and connect the phone adapter directly to the computer without the network adapter - and I got the same two lights - no internet, no phone signal.


OK, the RTP300 only has ethernet ports and phone ports, but one of the ethernet ports is a wide area network (WAN) port and the other 4 are local area network (LAN) ports. They are color coded blue and yellow respectively on mine. In a typical home installation, the WAN port connects to the internet via a modem and the LAN ports connect to computers.

Connecting the RTP to the computer without the network adapter being connected will never work, because the network adapter is what's giving you your connection to the internet via the apartment wireless system. What I've asked you to try is to connect the wireless receiver using the USB-ethernet adapter to the WAN port of the RTP. The computer won't work that way, but if the RTP phone activates it gives us a starting point.

The other thing that will help is if your computer has an ethernet port. Does it?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You might be able to use a WRT54G with 3rd party firmware in "client" mode to have ti connect up to the internet.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

" What I've asked you to try is to connect the wireless receiver using the USB-ethernet adapter to the WAN port of the RTP. The computer won't work that way, but if the RTP phone activates it gives us a starting point. "

I have done this now - I get no phone light on the phone adapter - no light on the wireless network adapter and when I pick up the phone I get the three tone that usually comes before the number has been disconnected message - but no message - just static hum.

The other thing that will help is if your computer has an ethernet port. Does it?

No, but I can get one installed. I was using another adapter to connect to the PC
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

OK, I think the next step would be to hunt up the manager of the apartment system and see if you can get temporary access to the other end of your wireless link. If you can do this, and if there's an ethernet port on the equipment at the other end, then you can temporarily plug the RTP300 WAN port into their ethernet port and see if you get phone service. It's important to establish this, since the apartment system may be blocking Voip service.

If that works, then we can explore getting things to work at your end.

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lndolls wrote:
I have high speed internet - my own account, own ISP #, password and ID - so theoretically the right hardware is all I am missing. Why would I not be able to use Vonage?


Is this wireless internet always on or do you have to login every time you use it. The RTP-300 requires an always on internet.

I have looked at the linksys site and could find only one wireless B receiver - WUSB11 - I am guessing this is what you use.

If the USB to ethernet cable does not work you will have to purchase a WRT54G and install third party software that changes it from a wireless transmitter to a wireless receiver. Install a inexpensive ethernet card in your computer and forget the USB ports.

If this is not possible then Vonage may not work in your situation as it is now.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Assuming that the wireless is always on and doesn't require login, and that Voip is otherwise workable through the apartment system (ports not blocked and so forth), I see one alternative to the wireless router. That would be to hook the wireless receiver he has to the computer, install an ethernet card in the computer, enable internet bridging between the USB internet service and the ethernet card, and then connect the RTP300 to the ethernet card with a crossover cable. I shudder to think of it, but it might work.

Of course, if Voip is working, he might just consider getting softphone from Vonage and forgetting the RTP. He's already indicated that having the computer on to enable phone service is acceptable.

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Two solutions have been mentioned above, and I have used them first-hand and had good luck with it, BUT, I also am very familiar with the equipment and networks it was on.

1) Using a computer (WinXP) to share the connection. This works pretty well, but not as well as option #2. Basically, you have the wireless internet signal going into the computer via wireless NIC (in this case, the USB one that the original poster is using), then use the Network Bridge or Internet Connection Sharing features of WinXP to accomplish this. I use the latter when in hotels with only wireless connections. You will most likely need a crossover cable to make this work.

2) Use a wireless bridge or hacked WRT54G(S) router. I have used both a wireless bridge and WRT54GS router with modified firmware to act as a wireless client, then connected up my computers & RTP300 to the bridge/router via ethernet. This is by-far the best option as it doesn't rely upon the computer to keep things going. WinXP seems to drop packets when you're really pushing the computer beyond its limits.

All of the above said.... Most apartments I've seen with wireless internet have rather unreliable connections. Actually, the only places I've seen this setup are college student living type apartment complexes where the management was too cheap to rewire the individual apartments with high-speed internet. So, they took the wireless route. Usually there's far too many users for the bandwidth available, wireless signals are rather weak due to the owners trying to install as few wireless access points as possible, etc. In these shared internet situations, it only takes one bozo running P2P software like Kazaa, WinMX, Gnutella,etc to totally hose the bandwidth and your Voip connection.

By all means, give it a try, but don't expect much.

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