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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: I Have An Old Linksys Router -- How's It Affected by Vonage? Reply with quote Back to top

The subject just about says it all. I see comments about routers but I haven't seen how one's router relates to the Vontage gadget?
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what? it depends on a lot of things. need a specific question or problem to answer.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

reebok wrote:
what? it depends on a lot of things. need a specific question or problem to answer.

Does my router have anything what so ever to do with using Vonage, or is Vontage independent of and totally unrelated to a person's router?

If Vontage is involved with the router, what is this involvement.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i_am_jim wrote:
reebok wrote:
what? it depends on a lot of things. need a specific question or problem to answer.

Does my router have anything what so ever to do with using Vonage, or is Vontage independent of and totally unrelated to a person's router?

If Vontage is involved with the router, what is this involvement.

What make and model of router?

What make and model of Vonage adapter?

Cable or DSL?

How are the modem, router and Vonage box connected?

You have to provide a WHOLE lot more info before anyone can provide any answers to such a general, open ended question. With what you've said so far, the only possible answer is "maybe, maybe not."

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

DallasFlier wrote:
i_am_jim wrote:
reebok wrote:
what? it depends on a lot of things. need a specific question or problem to answer.

Does my router have anything what so ever to do with using Vonage, or is Vontage independent of and totally unrelated to a person's router?

If Vontage is involved with the router, what is this involvement.

What make and model of router?

Original Linksys Router BEFSR41

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I don't have Vontage service. That's why I'm asking these questions -- to figure out what I may have to do and if my system is compatible.

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Cable or DSL?


Cable

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How are the modem, router and Vonage box connected?

They aren't. See above.

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You have to provide a WHOLE lot more info before anyone can provide any answers to such a general, open ended question. With what you've said so far, the only possible answer is "maybe, maybe not."


I think it's a pretty basic question. If I use a router how is it related to using Vontage? I'm looking to get information, not provide it. But, apparently I'm going to have to guess at the possible ways a router might be involved with this service and ask hypothetical questions in the blind based on these guesses.

I judge from your questions there must be some kind of relation ship between the Vontage gadget(s?) and my router, but I can't seem to penetrate the fog to find out what that relationship is. Does it replace the router? Does it go in front of the router and if so does it pass-on the same signal that came from the cable so my network will continue to work the same? Does it hook up to the out bound side of the router and if so do I need a free port for it? Is it like another computer attached to the network?

To repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, will an old Linksys router do whatever has to be done to accommodate Vontage?

If I overlooked other ways I might be surprised by router incompatibility issues please volunteer that info. But, given the first two replies I don't hold out much hope for that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you receive a Linksys RTP300 from Vonage, you can just replace your existing Linksys router with it. This would be the easiest setup. Some people use both routers together but in your scenario, there is no need to do so. Both have the same functionality except the RTP300 has the Voice over IP capabilities as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: I Have An Old Linksys Router -- How's It Affected by Von Reply with quote Back to top

i_am_jim wrote:
The subject just about says it all. I see comments about routers but I haven't seen how one's router relates to the Vontage gadget?


The purpose of a router is to allow more than one device (typically an ethernet device) to connect to a network. A phone adapter that has no routing capability at all- like the PAP2 for example- plugs into an ethernet port on your home system and supplies phone service. Without a router for your home system, you could plug it directly in to your modem and it would work, but then you wouldn't be able to use your computer for internet.

With a router, you plug an adapter like the PAP2 into the router and your computer into another ethernet port on the router and you get both phone and computer internet service. Other phone adapters, like the RTP300, combine the functions of a router and a phone adapter. The RTP300 plugs into your modem and provides phone service, and also 4 ethernet ports for computers. The VT1005 is similar, but it only provides phone service and one ethernet port for one computer. There are also wireless routers that do everything that an RTP300 does, and also provide wireless connections for computers with that capability.

I hope this helps.

Oh- one other thing. A motivation for using a router like the RTP300 rather than an old router with an adapter like the PAP2 is that the RTP can assure that phone traffic gets priority over data traffic, preventing poor quality calls when the computer is in use.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks very much for both replies. I think I understand.

I assume there's an extra charge for the self contained router version -- the Linksys RTP300?

I assume I own the device and keep it if I discontinue the service. Is that correct? If so, I assume it works fine as a router if it is no longer providing the phone service? I googled it and saw prices like $10. Does this $10 gadget provide the same functions as the current version of my router that costs about $60?

Does Voice over IP mean priority is given to the phone service over normal internet functions?
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i_am_jim wrote:
Thanks very much for both replies. I think I understand.

I assume there's an extra charge for the self contained router version -- the Linksys RTP300?

I assume I own the device and keep it if I discontinue the service. Is that correct? If so, I assume it works fine as a router if it is no longer providing the phone service? I googled it and saw prices like $10. Does this $10 gadget provide the same functions as the current version of my router that costs about $60?

Does Voice over IP mean priority is given to the phone service over normal internet functions?


Yes, the latest price list if you order direct from Vonage on line is free if you get the VT1005 and $10 if you get the RTP300. I'd certainly pay the extra $10.

You own the device, but under the terms of service there's a cancellation charge if you leave within one year. I think Vonage sometimes waives that if you return the device, but I wouldn't swear to it. I don't know enough about your old router to compare, but I suspect the RTP will provide similar functions.

Voip does not mean that phone gets priority. That's why I added the last item in my first post. The RTP will give priority to phone, which is what most people want. Some other routers can be set up to give whatever priorities the user wants. I don't know if your old router has that capability.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks.
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