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Topic # 24988 8-Aug-2008 17:32
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Im looking at helping a few friends/friends signed up for Fusion.
Just wanting some feedback on what hardware setup we should go for.

Most importance things is Stability & call quility & Must have Wireless to goto Laptop

Option 1 -      Linksys WAG54GP2v2   -> Laptop   -  Around $220.00

Option 2 -      Linksys AG310  ->  Linksys WRT54G running ddwrt Lite  -> Laptop   -  Around $180.00

Option 3 -      Linksys AM300  ->  Linksys WRP400 ->  Laptop  -  Around $260.00

Option 4 -      Dynalink RTA1320  ->  Linksys WRP400 ->  Laptop  -  Around $270.00


Any feed back would be great :)

Would there be any problems with FAX or EFPOS with any of the above hardware?


Thanks for you time..

PS.. I have VFX with a PAP2T on a 1Mb/1Mb Wireless Internet connection..
Wouldn't recommend this setup :( Its to hard to manage QOS.
Will be switching over to Fusion myself at the start of next year when I move house.

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  Reply # 155314 8-Aug-2008 20:16
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AmooMan: Option 2 -      Linksys AG310  ->  Linksys WRT54G running ddwrt Lite  -> Laptop   -  Around $180.00

This option won't be much good because WRT54G doesn't have any Phone ports.

Unless you were meaning WRTP54G which I believe is obsolete now anyway???
Although it cannot run third-party firmware so DD-WRT would not work.

I have been using a WRTP54G for almost a year now, and it's been rock solid most of the time, although last night I noticed it rebooting itself at one stage.  Maybe WxC were pushing a new Flash Image out to it?

At our Auckland house I have a 3Com wireless router running with a PAP2T.  Even though there is no QoS, it doesn't seem to matter as the ADSL2+ bandwidth is huge compared to the requirements of the G729a codec.

Fax is very dodgy with a PAP2T though whereas the WRTP54G works fine with Fax or MySky, so I guess EFTPOS would also be OK.  WRP400 or the WAG54 should also be fine with Fax due to their T38 support.



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  Reply # 155320 8-Aug-2008 20:41
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grant_k:
AmooMan: Option 2 -      Linksys AG310  ->  Linksys WRT54G running ddwrt Lite  -> Laptop   -  Around $180.00

This option won't be much good because WRT54G doesn't have any Phone ports.

Unless you were meaning WRTP54G which I believe is obsolete now anyway???
Although it cannot run third-party firmware so DD-WRT would not work.

I have been using a WRTP54G for almost a year now, and it's been rock solid most of the time, although last night I noticed it rebooting itself at one stage.  Maybe WxC were pushing a new Flash Image out to it?

At our Auckland house I have a 3Com wireless router running with a PAP2T.  Even though there is no QoS, it doesn't seem to matter as the ADSL2+ bandwidth is huge compared to the requirements of the G729a codec.

Fax is very dodgy with a PAP2T though whereas the WRTP54G works fine with Fax or MySky, so I guess EFTPOS would also be OK.  WRP400 or the WAG54 should also be fine with Fax due to their T38 support.



Thanks for your reply
With Option 2 the new AG310 would handle the VFX voice and the WRT54G would handle the wireless.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 155334 8-Aug-2008 22:06
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Draytek DV2700e ==> WRP400

This is the best configuration I have come across, and use this in most of my Fusion installs where I can. The DV2700e can be setup in PPPoA to PPPoE bridge mode, which effectively turns it into a pure ADSL modem. Thus the WPR400 picks up the true Internet public IP settings.




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  Reply # 155486 9-Aug-2008 20:23
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Another recommendation for Draytek hardware. I just have a DV2700G (wireless) with a PAP2T hooked up to it. It simply never crashes or gives me any problems.



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  Reply # 155487 9-Aug-2008 20:25
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Will look into this Draytek hardware..

I have never used  that brand before..

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  Reply # 155493 9-Aug-2008 20:42
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and another vote for DrayTek, I have the Vigor 2820n and it is brilliant!

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  Reply # 155797 11-Aug-2008 09:23
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Option 4 -      Dynalink RTA1320  ->  Linksys WRP400 ->  Laptop  -  Around $270.00

I am wanting to use this option.

I already have a dynalink RTA1320, so am wanting to get WRP400 so i can use VFX. Question how many ports does the WRP400 have. Will I be able to plug in computer, xbox & phone. not too clued up on this stuff.

Also I wouldnt mind going wireless is there anyway I am able to do this without getting rid of RTA1320, or would I have to start from scratch.

Oh soory for hyjacking, but hopefully this mite help you out aswell.

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  Reply # 155804 11-Aug-2008 09:42
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yeeeahboy: Option 4 -      Dynalink RTA1320  ->  Linksys WRP400 ->  Laptop  -  Around $270.00

I am wanting to use this option.

I already have a dynalink RTA1320, so am wanting to get WRP400 so i can use VFX. Question how many ports does the WRP400 have. Will I be able to plug in computer, xbox & phone. not too clued up on this stuff.

Also I wouldnt mind going wireless is there anyway I am able to do this without getting rid of RTA1320, or would I have to start from scratch.

Oh soory for hyjacking, but hopefully this mite help you out aswell.

The above combination should work fine. The WRP400 has 4 network ports, built in wireless & two phone ports. This should meet your above requirements.
The only issue I've seen with the RTA1320, is when your DSL drops out & back in, the IP tables don't update correctly. This means the occasional reboot of the RTA1320, or get a static IP.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

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  Reply # 155806 11-Aug-2008 09:43
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Just did some research on the Linksys WRP400 correct me if i'm wrong.

It has 4 ports to plug xbox etc into, and also is wireless?

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  Reply # 155965 11-Aug-2008 17:31
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I've got a WRTP54G which I am considering selling, let me know if anyone is interested.  My requirements have changed.  I have been using it for a bit more than a year with an RTA1320 without any issues (apart from the occasional reboot of the RTA1320).  It has 4 wired ports, WiFi, and 2 phone ports.  Send me a PM if you are interested.




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  Reply # 157578 17-Aug-2008 20:27
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That's right. I'm using a  Linksys WRP400 and it has 4 LAN ports, wireless, 2 phone ports (for VOIP services)

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Reply # 157929 19-Aug-2008 10:44
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 As a current xnet user I thought it was time to take advantage of fusion, so I read the stuff on the site and looked through this forum  to help choose hardware. I like my Dynalink RTA770 and being somewhat loyal I got myself an RTA1025VW, hooked it up and sent off an email to xnet asking to change to fusion.
 Got a call this morning to go through the registeration process and when we get to the bit about hardware I am told the RTA1025VW isn't supported and they can't set me up with it - I have to use the certified linksys gear only!
 Now I know the linksys gear is certified to be 100% compatible, but it doesn't say anywhere that other equipment isn't acceptable at all! A rather expensive lesson to be learnt here.

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  Reply # 157940 19-Aug-2008 11:24
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It is not 100% clear on their web site, but is clearly implied.  Up to recently you could not use a Telecom mobile on Vodafone (or the other way round).  Both are mobile fones, but the technology behind them are different.  Same with VFX, use what they say you should.  There are many different SIP stacks.  Can you use your new device for Skype?  That is also just a SIP phone (but with P2P networking).




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  Reply # 157945 19-Aug-2008 11:43
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ELShah:  As a current xnet user I thought it was time to take advantage of fusion, so I read the stuff on the site and looked through this forum  to help choose hardware. I like my Dynalink RTA770 and being somewhat loyal I got myself an RTA1025VW, hooked it up and sent off an email to xnet asking to change to fusion.
 Got a call this morning to go through the registeration process and when we get to the bit about hardware I am told the RTA1025VW isn't supported and they can't set me up with it - I have to use the certified linksys gear only!
 Now I know the linksys gear is certified to be 100% compatible, but it doesn't say anywhere that other equipment isn't acceptable at all! A rather expensive lesson to be learnt here.

If you know how to setup an Asterisk box, then you can have VFX setup as an Asterisk trunk, then use your 1025VW for your extensions.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

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  Reply # 157954 19-Aug-2008 12:34
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An asterix box sounds a bit beyond me, keep an eye on TradeMe for a near new RTA1025VW :0(

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