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#116105 12-Mar-2008 12:02
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Well - first up the loaner WAG54GP2v2 seems to be providing me a working phone :-) So that's great news.

But boy... I had forgotten how bad some other network gear is when it comes to UI and help. Linksys really stink at this, don't they?

Anyway - quick question: how do I set up a LAN static IP to be assigned by MAC address? I'll be damned if I can see where to do this.

I suppose there's no chance the ZyXEL P-2002 ATA will ever be supported by VFX?

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#116109 12-Mar-2008 12:57
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NM! Found it! But it's not working. I'm still getting another IP assigned instead :-(

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#116116 12-Mar-2008 13:30
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Well, I conntacted LinkSys support and got no where. They suggest the WAG is stuffed. No idea if they're right or just taking a stab in the dark Still, I can't see any obvious troubles with my settings and nor could they...

Chat Transcript    03/11/2008 05:26 PM
Hi, my name is Leilani C. (18794). How may I help you?
Jamie: Hi, I cannot assign IPs on my LAN by MAC address
I've tried setting this up


Jamie: but it's not working
Leilani C. (18794): Hello, Jamie.
Leilani C. (18794): I apologize for the inconvenience that you have encountered. I'll be glad to assist you with your concern and we'll work on it together to resolve it.
Jamie: G'day, and thank you
Leilani C. (18794): No worries.
Leilani C. (18794): Your user information window shows that you have a WAG54GP2. Please confirm.
Jamie: So I went into setup, scrolled down to network setup, entered an IP and MAC address after bringing up the advanced window
Jamie: yes, that's right
Leilani C. (18794): Thank you.
Jamie: but as I said - it isn't working.
Leilani C. (18794): I see. Your Internet connection through the gateway is working fine, correct?
Jamie: the computer I want the IP assigned to is set DHCP, and I've tried renewing the lease.
Jamie: yup, that is correct.
Leilani C. (18794): Alright. Do you have IP Reservation option on the router's setup page under Setup tab?
Jamie: yes
Jamie: I went into that and set an IP and MAC address it was to be used for.
Jamie: to no avail.
Leilani C. (18794): I see. Were you referring to "IP Settings" on router's setup page under "Setup" tab where it gives Internet IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS options?
Jamie: http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3995/picture34md9.png
Jamie: there is what I'm looking at :-)
Leilani C. (18794): Thank you.
Leilani C. (18794): Smiling here too.
Leilani C. (18794): Do you know what firmware version is currently being used on the gateway?
Jamie: heh :-)
Jamie: the latest - 2.01.06, Nov 13 2007
Leilani C. (18794): Thank you.
Leilani C. (18794): Did you upgrade your device's firmware earlier?
Jamie: So as you can see I've assigned a device (or I think I have) an IP of 192.168.1.34, but instead it is assigned 192.168.1.33 (from the available pool)
Jamie: nope, not personally. My ISP may have.
Jamie: this is a unit from their own stock
Leilani C. (18794): I see. Thank you.
Jamie: I couldn't get VoIP working with my ZyXEL P660H ADSL router and your Linksys SPA2102 so I got a loan of a WAG54GP2v2 instead.
Jamie: My ZyXEL P660H can't see any SIP packets coming or going from the SPA2102, but that's another matter...
Jamie: long story short the call quality was awful
Jamie: but the WAG54GP2v2 works :-)
Jamie: if you've any thoughts as to how I could get the SPA2102 working I'd love to hear that as well.
Leilani C. (18794): Okay. Have you tried to assign different IP address other than 192.168.1.34 to see if it will work?
Jamie: I have the ZyXEL P660H highly configured for my needs so it's a pain to be forced to replace it. Just adding the SPA2102 would have been idea from my point of view.
Jamie: Nope. Right now the computer I want the IP assigned to is the only device turned on that is attacked to the WAG
Jamie: I wanted to make sure nothing strange was happening
so nothing else has taken that IP if that is what you were thinking.
Leilani C. (18794): Okay. May I put you on hold for 3-5 minutes? I'd just like to verify this to my immediate superior. Will that be okay with you?
Jamie: No problem, thanks :-)
Leilani C. (18794): You're very welcome.
Jamie: *attached (darn typos)
Leilani C. (18794): No worries.
Leilani C. (18794): Smiling here.
Jamie: I'll await your return :-)
Leilani C. (18794): Thank you.
Leilani C. (18794): Thank you so much for patiently waiting.
Jamie: NP
Leilani C. (18794): It seems that the DHCP reservation feature on your router is not working properly.
Leilani C. (18794): So, when did you purchase this device?
Jamie: Well, like I said - it's a loan from my ISP.
Jamie: I suspect it's well used as a result.
Jamie: Hmmm... so I'm not missing anything obvious?
Leilani C. (18794): Yes.
Leilani C. (18794): I am so sorry for that.
Leilani C. (18794): You can try to ask your ISP to replace the WAG to a new one.
Jamie: http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3522/picture35cn3.png
Jamie: take a look at those settings?
Jamie: Nothing that could be wrong?
Leilani C. (18794): Sure!
Jamie: It always seems more likely I've missed something obvious.
Jamie: heh
Leilani C. (18794): I am so sorry but I cannot read the settings well. It's too small.
Jamie: opps
Leilani C. (18794): Maybe I could try to access your WAG remotely if that's okay with you.
Jamie: huh, looks ok for me... you might try downloading the image and opening in an external editor. Remotely? Sure :-)
Jamie: I'd be ok with that.
Jamie: You'd have to tell me what to setup for that. I'm new to Linksys devices.
Leilani C. (18794): No worries.
Leilani C. (18794): Did you enable the remote management option on your WAG?
Jamie: no
Leilani C. (18794): I see. Try to enable it first.
Leilani C. (18794): You can check it from Administration tab.
Jamie: default setting?
Jamie: admin name is tech
Leilani C. (18794): By default, its set to disable.
Jamie: want me to enter a password for you?
Leilani C. (18794): Also, you need to make sure that you're not using "admin" for both Username and Password.
Jamie: I already changed that for logging into the web based config page.
Leilani C. (18794): After that, please let me know your Internet IP address and port number for your remote management.
Jamie: so - give a password which I'll change later. I assume this 'tech' user is separate from my admin login?
Leilani C. (18794): No. I only need your Internet IP address, port number for your remote management, and Username and Password of WAG.
Jamie: Management Port: 51003
Jamie: my admin username and password?
Jamie: sorry - wee bit confused cause I'm seeing another one on this screen
Leilani C. (18794): I see. May I have your Internet IP address first?
Jamie: 118.90.44.234
Leilani C. (18794): I am not able to access http://118.90.44.234:51003.
Jamie: try again?
Leilani C. (18794): Not anymore.
Leilani C. (18794): I already have the clear image of your Setup tab.
Leilani C. (18794): That's the link you gave earlier.
Jamie: the device reports defult values in place for the 'tech' remote user, BTW
Jamie: So I guess you'd know those
Leilani C. (18794): Oh, I see. I can't seem to access your router remotely.
Jamie: huh
Leilani C. (18794): I'm sorry.
Jamie: NP, you can't even see it?
Jamie: I assume enabling remote management auto-opens the right port in the FW? Or is supposed to...
Leilani C. (18794): All you need to do is enable the remote management and there's no need to open the port number under Port Forwarding.
Leilani C. (18794): The settings that you have under "Setup" tab is all correct.
Leilani C. (18794): I actually let me immediate superior double checked your settings from the link you gave me.
Jamie: Ok
Leilani C. (18794): You're doing great.
Leilani C. (18794): Do you have any other concerns that I can help you with?
Jamie: well, better give up on that issue then *disables remote logon again*
Jamie: any thoughts on the SPA2102?
Leilani C. (18794): Yes, you can disable it again.
Jamie: why it wouldn't work well with my ZyXEL P660H ADSL router?
Jamie: QoS didn't seem to work and VoIP call quality was awful.
Jamie: I'm still not keen on replacing my ZyXEL ADSL router with the WAG.
Leilani C. (18794): Alright. Are you a reseller or end-user of the SPA2102 device?
Jamie: end-user
Leilani C. (18794): Thank you.
Leilani C. (18794): Since you are experiencing problems with your SPA2102 connection, please contact the reseller of your device and seek for assistance to them.
Leilani C. (18794): I do apologize for that.
Jamie: ah, that's not going to happen I'm afraid. I'll have to give up. Well, thanks for trying.
Leilani C. (18794): I am so sorry for that.
Leilani C. (18794): I really want to help you with the SPA but we do not have any training to that.
Jamie: *shrug* It's ok. One way or the other I'll get it sorted. Take care, bye :-)
Leilani C. (18794): Thanks. Thank you for your time and patience as well. Again, I do apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. If you have general networking questions, you may visit our Technical Support Resources (http://www.linksys.com/support) - Linksys offers several self-support tools and resources to assist you with installation, configuration and troubleshooting. These resources are made available online 24/7. This is Leilani C. with Badge ID 18794. Thank you for choosing Linksys and have a great day!

Jamie: Will do, cheers.
Jamie: disconnected
Leilani C. (18794): disconnected



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#116138 12-Mar-2008 15:01
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Could the WAG54GP2v2's QoS be any harder to setup? Or to even understand? Anyone know of a decent guide?

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  #116144 12-Mar-2008 15:18
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Sorry just back on Topic a bit,

So how is the call quality now ?




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#116155 12-Mar-2008 16:30
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maverick: Sorry just back on Topic a bit,

So how is the call quality now ?


Call quality is acceptable. Not great, but nothing you wouldn't experience on an international call or mobile. However I'm frequently losing my connection and sometimes I have to manually renew the DHCP lease in network prefs to get the WAG54GP2v2 communicating with my Mac again.

I'm not sure I won't be switching back to my ZyXEL P660H by the end of the day :-( Still, I'll plod on for the rest of the day. I might just take a quick nap right now, though. I must've sounded like the living dead on the phone to your support just now, heh.

Cheers,
Jamie Kahn Genet

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  #116268 13-Mar-2008 08:51
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Interesting. My friend has signed up for VFX but has not yet got a Router that is capable of it. I am seriously considering it too.  We are both thinking on the Linksys WAG54GP2. 

Question - All in all, are they good quality devices which will provide the best quality phone calls? And all round wireless\Broadband performance

Thanks



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#116464 13-Mar-2008 20:30
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Maverick - 00800 7666 7666 is not being recognised by the VFX service. This number is an international free calling number (thus the double zero at the beginning - that is correct) that I frequently need to use. Should this not be working? If so it basically kills my ability to stay with the VFX service :-( Can anything be done?

Also I am experiencing slow loading of webpages and generally rather poor performance on my ADSL connection. It's not really awful, but not as snappy as I've come to expect.

Regards,
 Jamie Kahn Genet

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#116467 13-Mar-2008 20:41
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Ok - 8:33PM: my phone call to 0800 83 83 83 (PIzza Hut - I was ordering pizza for dinner) just started dropping out a lot and then my phone went totally dead. It is back working again now. I just tried calling Telecom on 123 as a test (not that I want to talk to a real person there, but it gives a nice long recorded message that is helpful in testing the line) and it did not work at all.

Few minutes later:

Okkk... no pizza for me tonight - I tried again twice at the call quality is awful. There is something badly wrong there. I did manage to try another test call elsewhere and that worked ok.

Regards,
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The issue is your connection you have a large amount of packet loss, bad packet loss = bad call, so your DSL connection is effecting this, I will have support run some checks on the line, as for the 00800 sorry not supported as don't have any relationship for this.  




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  #116572 14-Mar-2008 09:47
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maverick: The issue is your connection you have a large amount of packet loss, bad packet loss = bad call, so your DSL connection is effecting this, I will have support run some checks on the line, as for the 00800 sorry not supported as don't have any relationship for this.  


Is there any reason why you don't support UFIN numbers (00800 ......)?

These are international toll free numbers, I know there was a discussion about these on GZ a year or so ago because Vodafone didn't have their network correctly configured to handle them either. They are quite common these days.

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Basically because they aren't actually free, and there are commercials around them and who will acrry the traffic




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  #116590 14-Mar-2008 10:50
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Not exactly. Apple NZ uses such a number and it's impossible for some people to call them.




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#116624 14-Mar-2008 14:37
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maverick: Basically because they aren't actually free, and there
are commercials around them and who will acrry the traffic


NOT actually free? Say again? That number - 00800 7666 7666 is Apple
Computer's toll free number. Unless I'm badly misunderstanding the
situation it shouldn't cost anyone but Apple a single cent for calls to
that number. Certainly it costs callers nothing.

Well, leaving aside all the tech and quality issues I can't continue
with VFX without support for 00800 numbers. I wish this had been made
clear when I signed up :-(

Unless this can be changed I'm going to have to ask you to discontinue
the VFX service and transfer me back to Telecom. Or does anyone know of
another company that will handle my home analogue phone line, but not
charge me extra if I don't have ADSL with them?

Just to be clear: I _DO_ want to stay with Xnet for my ADSL, at least for now.

TIA,
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  #116637 14-Mar-2008 16:28
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Wizardling:
Well, leaving aside all the tech and quality issues I can't continue
with VFX without support for 00800 numbers. I wish this had been made
clear when I signed up :-(

Jamie Kahn Genet

Sign up for a 2talk Go Free plan: http://www.2talk.co.nz/ and use that for calling Apple Support, and use VFX for all else. You can even configure the 2nd line in your VFX device for the 2talk service.

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