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Topic # 29115 24-Dec-2008 09:27
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Hi All

I currently have Telstra Cable at home and was looking at a solution for a phone line and would like to try out world exchange but can't decide what the best option would be to go for in my current setup.

I currently have a netgear wireless router pluged into the Surfboard modem (I don't like netgear belongs to the flatmate).

What I was initally getting was the Linksys WRP400 and using it to replace the netgear but a person I use to work with would take his equiptment overseas so people could call  him locally.
Can you do this with this router or do you need something like the PAP2T to be able to do this?

If I went for the PAP2T would there be an issue with QOS as it is not the main face to the internet or will have to set something up on the Netgear router?

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  Reply # 185912 24-Dec-2008 09:45
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The WRP400 has a modem and I believe the phone module only provisions via the modem so can not be plugged into another network when overseas, has to be via DSL.  I'm sure someone else will confirm.

I would go for the SPA2102 rather than the PAP2T, because the PAP2T is a budget model which does not have the better CODECs of the other models.  Also the SPA2102 is connected in series with your network so it manages QoS.  The SPA3102 (?) is the same, except it has an extra land line port to fall back to POTS if your internet connection fails.

I've got a WRTP54G which is the modemless version of the wireless router.  The model is a bit old now, but it still works well.  Not having the modem in the box means I can plug it into any other network, and also there is less heat inside the box (modems and wireless both get hot, having them in separate boxes is highly recommended).  My requirements have changed and if you are interested you can make me an offer for my WRTP54G which has been working flawlessly for 1 1/2 years.




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  Reply # 185914 24-Dec-2008 09:46
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I had an access denied error (got interupted when doing the post and session timed out) when I posted this so I posted it again only to find it has been posted.

Please put recomindations on http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=29116

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  Reply # 185925 24-Dec-2008 10:24
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The WRP400 is the replacement for the WRTP54G and does not include a modem.

The WRP400 has more features than the PAP2T, but if you are going to travel with the device, then physical size may be a consideration too.

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  Reply # 185934 24-Dec-2008 11:00
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Go for a WRP400 or a SPA2102 - either should suit your needs, don't get the PAP2T.

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  Reply # 185945 24-Dec-2008 11:38
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Sorry, got confused with the AG310.




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  Reply # 185964 24-Dec-2008 13:19
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Definitely go the WRP400. It is far better. Will handle QoS, and is not limited to about 7Mbps throughput as the SPA2102 seems to be.
Yes, downside will be the size when taking overseas, but advantage is you'll also be taking a wireless unit which is handy for a laptop.




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Reply # 185969 24-Dec-2008 13:52
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Ok the main Question I have then is.

Will the WRT400 work even if the WAN port is not a public IP address (get a private IP from a ADSL router) when traveling overseas etc or will I need the  SPA2102 to be able to do this?

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  Reply # 185970 24-Dec-2008 14:03
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mckenndk:

Ok the main Question I have then is.

Will the WRT400 work even if the WAN port is not a public IP address (get a private IP from a ADSL router) when traveling overseas etc or will I need the  SPA2102 to be able to do this?

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Either the SPA2102 or WRP400 will work the same in this respect. Ideally a public IP address is better, but VFX seems to work well transversing NAT. The VFX port will be exposed directly to what you feed into the WAN, so it would really only be your web connection on the other side that may have some issues.

As with any overseas connection, it will of course be potluck, but the WRP400 would still be your best option (other than maybe a a soft phone running 2talk for backup)




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  Reply # 186167 26-Dec-2008 16:22
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Thanks

I have decided to go with the SPA2102 I am going to get one for my Uncle and Aunt in Aussie as well so we can call them like its a local call to us or vice verca.

Last question is if I buy one of the xnet configured devices is there any problem removing the xnet setup? just reflash it etc?

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  Reply # 186170 26-Dec-2008 16:41
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mckenndk: Thanks

I have decided to go with the SPA2102 I am going to get one for my Uncle and Aunt in Aussie as well so we can call them like its a local call to us or vice verca.

Last question is if I buy one of the xnet configured devices is there any problem removing the xnet setup? just reflash it etc?

Dion


Just reset it to the factory configuration.



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Reply # 186273 27-Dec-2008 16:13
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Thanks to everyone who gave their views on this, I have ordered the SPA2102 and will see how things go when it comes to setting it up.

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