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RV082 + SRW2008MP for VOIP, Bloomberg?

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Aqualinx, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Aqualinx

    Aqualinx Addicted to LI Member

    I am trying to devise a solution for a new VOIP & Bloomberg installation at my small office. While I have set up two RV042 with VPN in the past, I am still quite the newb, so any hints or suggestions are greatly appreciated. If an integrated unit solution is available or if a different combo would work better, please let me know!

    My contemplated setup/requirements below:

    - Dual WAN with load balancing for reliability & to help ensure VOIP quality (Comcast cable & Embarq DSL)
    - VPN capable (min. 4 connections)
    - good QoS (to prioritize VOIP)
    - VLAN? (to segregate VOIP)
    - PoE (for IP phones) would be nice
    - good integrated firewall

    6 connections to the router (thinking RV082): server, Bloomberg terminal, VOIP PBX, WAP, workgroup multifunction Xerox, & PoE switch (thinking SRW2008MP).

    7 IP phones would connect to PoE switch (thinking SRW2008MP)

    Again, any thoughts, suggestions, different setups to provide better performance, reliability, security & value greatly appreciated!

    P.S. using Belkin N1 as current router/firewall/WAP, would just connect as WAP unless suggested better solution out there - this all is quite a move up for us! The VPN connections are for client facilities in Oklahoma and Indiana.
     
  2. netlinker

    netlinker LI Guru Member

    I am using eight Snom 320 phones behind a RV082 connected to a hosted voip provider. Connection is a 20'000/1'000 VDSL link. From the RV082 the line first goes into a Netgear FS726T Switch and then to the Snom phones. PCs are connected to the Switch on the Snom Phones. Two servers connect to the two Gigabit Ethernet links on the Netgear switch. Two remote home sites are connected via VPN (one Netgear DG834 and one Linksys WRV200).

    What else should I say than that everything is working perfectly. Hosted VOIP is a great alternative for a small business not wanting to play around with an inhouse VOIP PBX. Just plug in the phone to any Internet connection anywhere and your are good to go. This gives you free calling between home and branch offices. Only thing I would change: get the Netgear FS726TP with PoE.
     
  3. Aqualinx

    Aqualinx Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks so much netlinker! Which hosted VOIP provider are you using? I am now trying to decide whether it makes sense to upgrade to the Cisco 1811, because a gentleman over at techguy.org suggested the 1800 series as offering better WAN load balancing using BGP routing protocol, which I don't quite understand. Do you have any thoughts between the two and how they compare?

    Sincerely,
    Aqualinx
     
  4. netlinker

    netlinker LI Guru Member

    We are using a provider in Switzerland called e-fon (www.e-fon.ch). You should also be able to find hosted PBX providers in most other countries, such as Packet8 in the US (http://www.packet8.net/). It may be true that load balancing on the RV082 is not without its pitfalls. But do you really need it ? Our VDSL line has been very reliable. And if it should ever go down the hosted PBX service will notice a disconnected phone and forward the call to a preset mobile phone number.
     
  5. Aqualinx

    Aqualinx Addicted to LI Member

    You're right, netlinker, I may be getting ahead of myself. What speed is your VDSL rated? Thanks, Aqualinx
     
  6. netlinker

    netlinker LI Guru Member

    The speed is 20MBit download, 1 MBit upload.

    For full ISDN voice quality (G.711a) codec you should expect about 100kbps of data traffic. G.729a will use about 42kbps.
     
  7. Aqualinx

    Aqualinx Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks so much netlinker. I think I have enough info now to be comfortable with a purchase.

    Aqualinx
     

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