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Topic # 14699 16-Jul-2007 19:25
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Hi guys,

I just bought a linksys device from oc zone Linksys WAG54GP2 Wireless ADSL2 VoIP Gateway w/ XNET.
and I'm already on the HSI plan and yet to sign up with VFX.

Just want to clarify a couple of things as this is all very new to me.
1) The description says there are two ports for analogue phones.  Does this mean I can connect one for the new VFX number and one for my original telecom number?  OR vfx number and another VoIP service/number
2) From my understanding, VFX is awesome, but there is one concern, doesn't that mean I can only have the phone connected at one place in the house?  (unlike multiple jackpoints around my house at the moment).  I could use a cordless phone, but it would still only mean one phone in the house.  Is my understanding correct or could I have more phones connected to the same VFX line?

Thanks

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Reply # 78344 16-Jul-2007 19:33
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These are two VoIP accounts, one for each port. I have a VFX account and a mynetfone (Australia) acocunt.

Yes, the phones will be plugged directly to your device. I use cordless phones.





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  Reply # 78345 16-Jul-2007 20:01
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2) From my understanding, VFX is awesome, but there is one concern, doesn't that mean I can only have the phone connected at one place in the house?  (unlike multiple jackpoints around my house at the moment).  I could use a cordless phone, but it would still only mean one phone in the house.  Is my understanding correct or could I have more phones connected to the same VFX line?

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You can use a double adaptor etc to connect more than one phone into a single VOIP port. I think someone else here on geekzone has even back wired through existing (disconnected)  jackpoints. So there are ways to get the VFX line round the home. Just one big CAUTION here though: NEVER plug back into a live jackpoint! Or you will damage your WAG54GP2.




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  Reply # 78346 16-Jul-2007 20:12
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We are in a relatively new house. I dragged a Cat-5 from where my WRTP54G is back to the phone hub which is wired throughout the house. It was then very easy just to disconnect the Telecom line (it felt really good to do that!) and connect the Cat-5 from the router. This means all phone jacks in the house are live for VFX. The sky box can dial out, the alarm can dial our cellphones and we can run multiple phones from anywhere in the house. We are running 2 x cordless phones, 1 x corded phone, the alarm, sky box with no problems from the WRT.

Cheers. Matt.




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  Reply # 78495 17-Jul-2007 16:12
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hairy1: We are in a relatively new house. I dragged a Cat-5 from where my WRTP54G is back to the phone hub which is wired throughout the house. It was then very easy just to disconnect the Telecom line (it felt really good to do that!) and connect the Cat-5 from the router. This means all phone jacks in the house are live for VFX. The sky box can dial out, the alarm can dial our cellphones and we can run multiple phones from anywhere in the house. We are running 2 x cordless phones, 1 x corded phone, the alarm, sky box with no problems from the WRT.

Cheers. Matt.


Will a similar thing happen with Telecom's NGN? Will they suppy ATA boxes that go between the incoming line and the jackpoints so everyone doesnt have to buy new devices?




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  Reply # 78515 17-Jul-2007 17:34
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hairy1: We are in a relatively new house. I dragged a Cat-5 from where my WRTP54G is back to the phone hub which is wired throughout the house. It was then very easy just to disconnect the Telecom line (it felt really good to do that!) and connect the Cat-5 from the router. This means all phone jacks in the house are live for VFX. The sky box can dial out, the alarm can dial our cellphones and we can run multiple phones from anywhere in the house. We are running 2 x cordless phones, 1 x corded phone, the alarm, sky box with no problems from the WRT.

Cheers. Matt.


Will a similar thing happen with Telecom's NGN? Will they suppy ATA boxes that go between the incoming line and the jackpoints so everyone doesnt have to buy new devices?


There is no need. POTS lines will still exist and nothing will change. If you want to move to a VoIP phone however you'll be able to.




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  Reply # 78522 17-Jul-2007 18:21
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It is more likely the POTS exchange will be replaced by a VoIP exchange and the customer will not know the difference.  However, there are those video phone things that Telecom has been advertising for some time which I believe plugs into your broadband modem.




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  Reply # 78532 17-Jul-2007 20:13
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It makes sense to centralize the ATA back to the exchange then to have loads of them out in the wild where replacement and management and theft become a concern. They have the copper back to the cabinets and the baseband of them would be unused if dial tone wasn't provided on it, so it just makes sense to provide analog phone over it. Thats why I think it will be a hard road to get a good price on naked dsl once unbundling happens, ISPs will want to sell you dialtone so they can sell you calls that you dont want to make.




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  Reply # 78549 18-Jul-2007 01:58
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Thanks for the reply guys.

Oc Zone gave me the modem today but they are not sure whether the device supports VFX because there is no VFX sticker on the box.

Is it possible that some device (even though it is the same model i.e. Linksys WAG54GP2 Wireless ADSL2 VoIP Gateway) to not support VFX?

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  Reply # 78550 18-Jul-2007 06:02
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No you will be fine with that Model- Some Channels do not have our preconfigured configurations on the box.




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