Want to go VOIP but which unit?

VOIP setup and troubleshooting
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cardiganstreet
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Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by cardiganstreet » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:29 am

Hi,
Can someone point in the right direction as to what wireless/modem/router/voip to purchase.

A friend had mentioned Billion and that he no problems with his VOIP.

I saw a rebadged Billion called a 'OPEN Networks 824RLW' but read a review saying there was some VOIP problems and firmware needed updating.

or should I just go for a NETGEAR DG834GV?

Cheers

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by Dazzled » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:59 am

Billion firmware is designed for a universal marketplace, and configuration is on the complex side. VoIP has problems with some versions. The low-cost Open will present update problems. Why not go with something simple that is already configured for this country - and that includes Netcomm? If you have set up routers before, there is nothing confronting about a separate ATA.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by Mixer » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:04 pm

I have been using a Netcomm V210P ATA for sometime and had no hassles. Easy to setup and seems reliable.
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cardiganstreet
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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by cardiganstreet » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:27 pm

I have a GN-BR01G wireless router and a NB-1 modem. I have always had problems with my GN-BR01G so I was hoping to get a new wireless router set up & s voip unit. So an all in one box seems to be the best bet.
But not unless I will have VOIP problems, if that is case then the V210P ATA might be the way to go.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by harryL » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:49 pm

I have bought the Open modem for 6 people (family and friends) in the last 6 months.

All use Voip and wireless and don't report problems (and they would I assure you!).

H.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by sable » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:20 pm

As long as you use codec G.711 with that unit you should be ok

firmware can be upgraded but you will break the warranty, up to you to take the risk

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by cardiganstreet » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:55 pm

Thanks bought a Billion 7404 unit in the end.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by BCTech » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:43 pm

Good choice. I've been using a Billion 7404VGP for years with VOIP and not a single problem with VOIP in that time. Be aware that the Billions used to (don't know about now) ship with power supplies that were sensitive to mains power noise. I used to have problems every week or two, then I moved across town and maybe had 2 problems in 2 years with the Billion crashing. They seem a very good unit for the money.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by cardiganstreet » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:13 am

The modem and wireless are far superior to my previous Gigabite unit. Now I can watch iView on my laptop with no dropouts!! :D

But I am still ironing out the voip. So can't give a 100% rating just yet.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by Dazzled » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:46 am

Billions are good routers but for VoIP they are quite problematic.

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Re: Want to go VOIP but which unit?

Post by jokiin » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:13 pm

Dazzled wrote:Billions are good routers but for VoIP they are quite problematic.
I don't know that they are problematic as such (have improved a lot with recent firmware) but they definitely contain too many parameters for the average end user to contend with and not always that logical, I wouldn't personally recommend them for most users

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