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# 36880 3-Jul-2009 09:20
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I am about to cancel our VFX service at work. I comes down to one simple thing. Almost all Hotels now use wireless rather then wired connections. We setup the service so that travellers could take the pap2 device with them and have a NZ phone number to use.

However it has not been used in months because the only way to connect it in most cases it to connect the laptop to the wireless and then the pap2 to a shared connection on the laptop. This is way to complicated.

So my question is. Just before I cancel. Is there any hardware solution that we could get that would allow the our users to use the VFX service when in a hotel that does not have a hard wired connection?







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  # 230699 3-Jul-2009 14:23
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http://www.voiplink.com/Linksys_WBP54G_p/linksys-wbp54g.htm

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You need a wireless bridge at the moment (as Tizza5 said), and so you still need a laptop or PC to configure the wireless connection.

You should also be able to setup the VFX approved "all-in-one" box to use WiFi as a wireless bridge instead of the WAN port, something I'm interested in for a different application, but that is (currently) outside my scope of knowledge. Hope someone replies with help on that.

It would be ideal if I could use my WiFi-enabled Windows Mobile phone, but as far as I know there is no way WxC will release a soft phone for VFX (with good reasons).




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  # 230762 3-Jul-2009 16:23
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OK that does look interesting. I will look into it a bit more and try and workout if there are any got ya's.







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  # 230828 3-Jul-2009 19:39
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Have you considered dual mode WiFi/3g handsets?

Are you connecting directly to VFX or running a PBX? Having a PBX could also very let you use softphones.



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  # 230919 4-Jul-2009 07:57
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Directly to VFX. This solution was really a trial to see if people would use the idea and see how much it would save over current methods. Because of the wifi explosion in hotels it has not been very sucessful at all.

wifi/3g handsets are not really an option. The thing that made VFX appealing was that it was easy as chips to use and the people traveling did not have to have a special cell phone or anything (they just took the VFX kit). Plus because it was a Wellington number Work/Family could call them with zero charges.

I do hate that hotels have gone down the wifi path. Sure give it as an option if you want to but there are hotels shuting down their existing wired connections and only having wifi which is just crazy.







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