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VOIP wireless router?

Discussion in 'General Tech & Gadget Forums' started by scw, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. scw

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    Can anyone recommend a VOIP compatible wireless router for use on ADSL broadband, on a BT line, so that I can use my existing phones to make landline or VOIP calls, as well as share my broadband with more than one PC?

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  2. dejongj

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    I use a Linksys WRT54GS, works a dream....Very expandable and good Internet support community....
     
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    SpeedTouch 716v5 ADSL IAD (combined) Review


    gets very good reviews


    Zoom do a few (ebuyer sell them) and have a few good reviews to, and they are very cheap

    HTH
     
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    Netgear DG834GT.........The main PC connected by a network card and 2 PC's and my HP iPaq Pocket PC wirelessly.
    VOIP on the main PC and the Pocket PC version of Skype on the iPaq. :thumbsup: Works like a dream.
     
  5. scw

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    Thanks I’ll look into those suggested…any more?
     
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    I'm looking at the Netgear. Amazon is the keenest price I can fing. Dunno if it's V2 or not though (what's the difference?)
     
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    Draytek Vigor 2600VG - has two VOIP ports and is very good at handling ADSL where there is high attenuation (usually on long lines)
     
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    Try a Billion 7402VGP, very popular in Australia
     
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    Vigor 2600VG. What a great machine. Serious. Esp if you're in the UK
     
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    I use a Netgear DG834G V2...VoIP plugged ditectly into the router so i have free calls without having to boot up a pc.
     
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    I have SunRocket here in the States, and use a Linksys WRT54GS which works really well. I've been really happy with the service and the router.
     
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    Does anyone know if the BT badged Voyager 220v can operate a VOIP service other than BT's own?
     
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    Hi

    Have had a quick search through the various threads but can't find no mention of it. I have a Linksys WAG54G but have tried and tried to get VOIP to work but no success at all. Anyone know if this router is compatible?

    Is anyone aware of any reason VOIP wouldn't work on a Wanadoo Broadband connection in the UK?

    Final question....if I have VOIP and a bluetooth connection on my pc can I use a bluetooth headset to receive/make calls?

    Thanks for your help:thumbsup:
    Steviemacca
     
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    There is no such thing as a router being incompatible with VoIP...Well not very likely....The problem you might be encountering could be related to opening up port numbers. Most VoIP application run at a certain port number so they can listen to incomming traffic etc....It all depends on the service you are using, the application that you are using what port numbers need to be enabled etc.....

    In addition if you use a PC connected to the router, you may have to enable the port numbers on the PC as well.....And enable some forwarding on the router as by default most block of visibility of anything inside your network.....Any reputable VoIP provider has got a manual which clearly states the steps you have to make for their service....
     

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