Suggestions for Router, VOIP, QoS & Modem.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yannakism, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. yannakism

    yannakism LI Guru Member

    I am planning on using VOIP.

    The company I want to subscribe with charge $9.95/month for a local phone #, a 1-800 # with 500min/month that I can receive calls. I want to keep my landline for now because I am just paying $14.98/month. It's only $7.98 more than DryLoop and in case the VOIP doesn't work I will have the other line as backup.

    Here is my setup:
    5Mbps Adsl Connection
    Lynx L-210 Adsl2/2+ Modem/Router
    Netgear wireless B Router

    The Netgear wireless B router is only used as an access point and switch.
    1 computer connect to wireless using a Linksys WUSB54G adapter
    3 computers wired to the network.
    The modem is currently used as router and DHCP server.

    REMEMBER - PRICE IS AN ISSUE: I would like to have my setup as stable as possible for as cheap as possible. If price was not a factor I would not be using VOIP at all. II am open to any suggestions, but please consider the price I wrote are the price I pay in $CAD, shipping and all taxes are included.

    Router and Wireless Access point​

    First of all, I would like to set the modem in bridge mode and replace the Netgear Wireless router for a router with good QoS and G wireless connection. I hesitate between getting a WRT54G V.8 which would run DD-WRT Micro and WRT54GL that would run Tomato or DD-WRT standard. I've eard that QoS is better on Tomato for VOIP. I plan to use QoS uPNP port forwarding and DHCP. Is it worth $20 more for what I will be using?

    Linksys WRT54G V.8 $ 48.87
    Flashed with DD-WRT Micro

    Linksys WRT54GL $ 69.54
    Flashed with Tomato or DD-WRT Standard

    Voip ATA​

    I looked online and on the community web site of the VOIP provider they suggest getting a Sipura SPA-2100, which is not available anymore. It was replaced by the SPA2102-NA, which is also not available from where I buy my products. I am really new to VOIP and would like to know which I should get between the PAP2T-NA(which replace the SPA-2002) and SPA3102-NA. Is the SPA3102-NA worth $18 more?

    Linksys PAP2T-NA $ 50.49

    Linksys SPA3102-NA $ 68.11

    ADSL2+ Modem​

    As of now I really don't like the modem I have. I don't know if using it as bridge will be better. Anyway, it came with my internet service and I gave a $50 deposit for it. I could take that money and buy another one instead. From the following CENTER, do you have any suggestions? Should I be better to keep

    the Lynx L-210?

    TP Link TD-8610 $ 35.98

    THOMSON SPEEDTOUCH 516 $ 46.77

    Netopia 2240N-VGX $ 54.52

    Netopia 2241N-VGX $ 57.77
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