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# 19526 20-Feb-2008 15:27

I am not a current user of VFX, but am interested to understand a few of the features and limitations as I am looking at what is available in NZ and already have DSL with WCX:
1. Is the system open to generic SIP based hardware and software phones? (I already have numerous devices).
2. Does the system provide a STUN server to traverse NAT firewalls?
3. Does the system allow incoming SIP calls from the internet ie. direct calls or forwards from other VOIP providers, or VOIP interconnect services such as voxalot / sipbroker?
4. Can you login from outside the WXC network ie. other internet providers?
4. Can you have multiple devices connected to the server at one time ie. hardware home phone and softphone that will both ring with the incoming call?
5. Can you connect 2 simultaneous outgoing calls ie. a callback type service?

Thanks in advance,
Jared


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  # 111867 20-Feb-2008 15:35
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jpwel:

I am not a current user of VFX, but am interested to understand a few of the features and limitations as I am looking at what is available in NZ and already have DSL with WCX:
1. Is the system open to generic SIP based hardware and software phones? (I already have numerous devices).
2. Does the system provide a STUN server to traverse NAT firewalls?
3. Does the system allow incoming SIP calls from the internet ie. direct calls or forwards from other VOIP providers, or VOIP interconnect services such as voxalot / sipbroker?
4. Can you login from outside the WXC network ie. other internet providers?
4. Can you have multiple devices connected to the server at one time ie. hardware home phone and softphone that will both ring with the incoming call?
5. Can you connect 2 simultaneous outgoing calls ie. a callback type service?

Thanks in advance,
Jared



1. The Regular VFX service is limited to Linksys devices which will be locked down once they are provisioned on VFX. Asterisk support is available however and costs the same price for a residential service.

2. Not that I'm aware of but I've never had a need to use STUN ever on various SIP products and with numerous providers. There would obviously be nothing to stop you using a 3rd party STUN server if you can forward the correct ports.

3. No - SIP URI's are not supported.

4. You can use any ISP.

5. Softphones are not supported using the normal VFX service. SIP typically only allows a single device to register with a SIP account anyway so if you connect multiple devices with the same configruation the last one to register will be the one that works.

6. Not with the standard VFX service but the Asterisk service gives you 2 simultaneous outgoing & incoming connections.



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  # 111881 20-Feb-2008 16:26

Many thanks for your quick reply. It sounds like this service is primarily aimed at home users, not portable, and obviously not what I am looking for. I'll stick with the more portable non-ISP based providers.

 
 
 
 


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  # 111916 20-Feb-2008 19:17
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WxC does provide stun. you just can't see what the server is as the config is locked.




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  # 111922 20-Feb-2008 19:46
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But you can still probably find it out if you umm look at network traffic? Wink

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