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Topic # 59600 7-Apr-2010 21:45 Send private message

Hi guys,

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what the best modem is for using VPN Client / VOIP / Web Applications connected to those.

I previously used a Dynalink R1320 (ADSL2) and as soon as i started my new work it overheated and karked it.

I'm now using a Dlink (old telecom adsl1 model) at least it doesn't overheat but it's performance is pretty crap.

I'm right by a Telecom cabniet (ADSL2 enabled) and connecting using Snap.

What would be the best modem for me to use for the above?

Any help provided would be great.

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  Reply # 315938 7-Apr-2010 21:58 Send private message

Are you planning on using ATA's for voice, a PBX or IP phones?




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  Reply # 315942 7-Apr-2010 22:03 Send private message

Thanks for your reply, it's pretty much using VPN client, and either an SJ Softphone and / or a IPFX softphone.



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  Reply # 315943 7-Apr-2010 22:04 Send private message

So i think it's a virtual connection to a PABX using a softphone.

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  Reply # 315952 7-Apr-2010 22:23 Send private message

Draytek.  Solid as a rock, good for VoIP, downside is they are pricey.




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  Reply # 315954 7-Apr-2010 22:29 Send private message

Gidday.  We've had a very good run with the Zyxel ADSL modems - the latest incarnation of the Prestige series has two FXS ports on it as well as an ADSL interface & an ethernet firewall interface + wireless access point. (You have to manually switch between ADSL Modem/Firewall mode and ethernet/firewall mode).

The FXS ports are designed to be set up to be attached to VOIP trunks - either 2Talk/WorldExchange lines or as extensions off a VOIP PXB like Trixbox/Asterisk. So you can hand your DECT phone off it and have it become a VOIP phone not requiring your PC to be powered up.

If you're particularly worried about absolute ADSL horsepower, get a Cisco 18xx with ADSL WIC - and then pay someone to set it up for you.  Can't really be beat for what they can do, though.

My $.02 worth.

D.

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  Reply # 316458 9-Apr-2010 10:04 Send private message

nate: Draytek.  Solid as a rock, good for VoIP, downside is they are pricey.


Pay the premium and buy the draktek :)

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  Reply # 316715 10-Apr-2010 08:13 Send private message


FritzBox from AVM in Germany is absolutely killer. Very expensive compared to what's produced in Asia, but the feature-set and 5 year warranty can't be beat. Mine just got taken out by a lightening storm (through the telecom cable not the power....) and they replaced it free of charge...


http://www.avm.de/en/


you can check out the features of thier flag-ship model here:

http://www.avm.de/en/Produkte/FRITZBox/FRITZ_Box_Fon_WLAN_7270/index.php


 

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  Reply # 317083 11-Apr-2010 19:14 Send private message


Hi,

I just upgraded myslef to the D-Link DVA-G3670B, and it works a treat.
Got everything you need, 2 VoIP lines, 1 PSTN "lifeline", Wirless G , 4 port ethernet ADSL2+ etc.
And they are around $240 - not to badly priced.

If you need more info - just let me know
Cheers



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  Reply # 319799 17-Apr-2010 23:36 Send private message

DLink dont have such a good reputation, but i saw a very nice "Zhone" a while ago that someone had brought in from Australia.




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