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Topic # 14203 21-Jun-2007 08:09
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Hi:

I'm an Xnet customer and have been very happy with the ISP and all round customer service. I've been very keen to try out VFX, and with the monthly charge now being waived indefinitely for Xnet customers I think it's a good time to give it a go.

The thing is, I'm not sure which phone adapter to buy and will work well. I currently have a Linksys WAG200G ADSL modem/router and use it for my home network - a couple of wired PCs and Mac, and also a couple of machines via wireless using the WAG200G as the AP.

If I do get VFX I would most likely have 1 phone hooked to it, altho having fax capability would be nice (not critical). Preferably if I can have 2 phone ports with separate accounts for each phone.

I have been looking at the Linksys PAP2T vs SPA2102.... Not sure which would suit my needs - I'm interested in the SPA2102, but heard it can be tricky to setup and get going..? How can I use the SPA2102 as a bridge instead of a router?

What about the PAP2T?

Anyone has any ideas/suggestions..?

Thanks.


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  Reply # 75463 21-Jun-2007 08:30
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Both will be fine,  but if you are doing any faxing we recommend the SPA2102,  the PAP2T will work fine at present but going forward with a different type of Fax method  the PAP2T will not be able to support it whilst the 2102 will,

as for setting it up , generally it's pretty easy , it will work fine off DHCP  from your router, it has a few more options as it has a LAN port as well and we take care of the SIP settings , a few members from GZ have these devices so will be be able to assist if you want to do anything else with the device but I would go for the 2102 myself.




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  Reply # 75464 21-Jun-2007 08:41
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Hi Phil:

Thanks for the quick response... I think it's decided then - I'll go for the 2102.  Seeing it's only about $30 more than the PAP2T I think it's worth it going forward...

Now just got to get financial approval (read the wife) for it..!

Cheers!

 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 75487 21-Jun-2007 10:50
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wlgspotter: Hi Phil:

Seeing it's only about $30 more than the PAP2T I think it's worth it going forward...



Where are you getting it from, and how much? Dick Smith advertise it for $80 more than the PAP2T.

I've also got a question for everyone about the SPA2102. I've noticed it has 2 ethernet ports. Does that mean you can connect one to a PC & the other to a DSL modem allowing you to eliminate a router (assuming I just have 1 PC).

I have a single port ADSL modem & a PAP2T that I want to give my parents. If I connect a PAP2T to it there is no remaining port for their PC.

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  Reply # 75491 21-Jun-2007 11:03
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Andy_Walker: Where are you getting it from, and how much? Dick Smith advertise it for $80 more than the PAP2T.
At wholesale, the SPA2102 is only $16 + GST more than the PAP2T.

Andy_Walker: I've also got a question for everyone about the SPA2102. I've noticed it has 2 ethernet ports. Does that mean you can connect one to a PC & the other to a DSL modem allowing you to eliminate a router (assuming I just have 1 PC).
Yes, that's right.  The SPA2102's router is not wonderful -- probably it would choke on heavy Bit Torrent downloads -- but for people who just surf the web and e-mail, it should be fine.

Connect SPA2102 WAN (Internet) port to your DSL modem, and SPA2102 LAN (Ethernet) port to your PC.  Note however, that your modem will need to have an Ethernet port (not USB).



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  Reply # 75497 21-Jun-2007 11:31
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Andy_Walker:

Where are you getting it from, and how much? Dick Smith advertise it for $80 more than the PAP2T.



I saw it on C1 Shopping Mall - the prices were actually obtained from a seach from PriceSpy.  Note tho their PAP2T is out of stock till July.  I've also email and asked if their SPA2102 is locked or unlocked..

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  Reply # 75515 21-Jun-2007 13:28
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maverick: ... going forward with a different type of Fax method the PAP2T will not be able to support it whilst the 2102 will...


What's to change that I'll no longer be able to use a PAP2T to fax?

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  Reply # 75517 21-Jun-2007 13:35
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maverick: ... going forward with a different type of Fax method the PAP2T will not be able to support it whilst the 2102 will...


What's to change that I'll no longer be able to use a PAP2T to fax?



The PAP2T does not support T38, fax works now but going forward it may not if T38 is required by other networks




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  Reply # 75519 21-Jun-2007 13:51
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mr:
maverick: ... going forward with a different type of Fax method the PAP2T will not be able to support it whilst the 2102 will...


What's to change that I'll no longer be able to use a PAP2T to fax?



The PAP2T does not support T38, fax works now but going forward it may not if T38 is required by other networks


Will T38 be required by VFX/WxC?

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  Reply # 75523 21-Jun-2007 14:02
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On C1 do a search for the SPA, not just the PriceSpy result.  They have 2 listed (or was it one of the other models they had 2 listed?).  There is a price difference between the 2, the cheaper one is locked but WxC will unlock the second port for you without question.

Never, ever buy from DSE.  I get trade price, and it is still extemely expensive.

I believe the wholesale shop is Acquire, don't know if you can buy directly from them.  However, last tight I decided it would be better for me to go with C1 because with everything I want to order it would work out better than having to buy from different shops.  Anyway, C1 offices are in Pakuranga about 2km from our home!




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