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# 39284 11-Aug-2009 19:24
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I thought I have a look at the Linksys website to see what new VOIP routers they have (I was thinking of upgrading to an N router), but I couldn't find a single listed VOIP product (not even a G router).

If they have left the VOIP market does WorldxChange VFX have any contingency plans in place to support hardware from another manufacturer if the supply of old model gear dries up?

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  # 245331 11-Aug-2009 19:28
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All of their VoIP products are now under the Cisco brand - they are all visible on the Cisco website rather than Linksys.




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  # 245375 11-Aug-2009 21:35
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  # 245392 11-Aug-2009 22:18
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I am trying to get a couple of WRP400's out of PB Tech but they can't give me a price or an ETA. The same goes for the SPA2102's (no ETA). Are they selling like hotcakes or are there supply issues?




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  # 245394 11-Aug-2009 22:18
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I am trying to get a couple of WRP400's out of PB Tech but they can't give me a price or an ETA. The same goes for the SPA2102's (no ETA). Are they selling like hotcakes or are there supply issues?




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  # 245405 11-Aug-2009 22:44
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hairy1: I am trying to get a couple of WRP400's out of PB Tech but they can't give me a price or an ETA. The same goes for the SPA2102's (no ETA). Are they selling like hotcakes or are there supply issues?


I'll sell you my WRP400 if you are desperate for one.  Since leaving XNet I don't really have a use for it.  Just a warning though the wifi in my experience is nowhere near as good as my trusty old WRT54G.




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  # 245427 11-Aug-2009 23:35
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sbiddle: All of their VoIP products are now under the Cisco brand - they are all visible on the Cisco website rather than Linksys.


Thanks. Its a pretty heavy, not very consumer freindly website! I wonder why they've shifted the product away from the Linksys branding? They are hardly commercial grade units.

Doesn't seem to be any N speed VOIP routers yet. Oh well...

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  # 245451 12-Aug-2009 01:25
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friedCrumpet:
hairy1: I am trying to get a couple of WRP400's out of PB Tech but they can't give me a price or an ETA. The same goes for the SPA2102's (no ETA). Are they selling like hotcakes or are there supply issues?


I'll sell you my WRP400 if you are desperate for one.  Since leaving XNet I don't really have a use for it.  Just a warning though the wifi in my experience is nowhere near as good as my trusty old WRT54G.




I'll have one on trademe in the next few days too.

 
 
 
 


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  # 245458 12-Aug-2009 06:11
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Distributors reduce stock of slow moving products due to cost cutting. Manufacturers develop only products which will sell fast due to cost cutting. VoIP products will always lag the latest technology.

VoIP in many countries is distributed by the the service provider and the hardware pre-locked for that provider (and never unlocked). NZ is a small market, population is less than any other half decent single city, so in NZ it is lots cheaper and more affordable for normal distribution chains to sell generic VoIP products. So if most markets don't sell it as a consumer item, then it makes sense that there is no need for Linksys to clutter their consumer pages with VoIP products. Perhaps they should keep it for the NZ products page, but it is their choice how they run their company.




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  # 245579 12-Aug-2009 13:32
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Try an N wireless from NETGEAR......they rock!

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  # 245580 12-Aug-2009 13:39
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It needs to be rock solid for us as it is the phone line to the house. Linksys seem to be the leaders in SIP and rocksolid...




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  # 246331 13-Aug-2009 22:41
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If you want to import from Aussie e.g. have a friend there, or planning a holiday, since most companies won't ship here (sigh), then the Billion 7800n is a VOIP capable wireless 'N' router. Other, lesser Billions and also Dreyteks such as the 2820vn are also available as VoIP capable All-in-Ones.

More here: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-threads.cfm?f=82

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  # 246377 14-Aug-2009 06:44
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sultanoswing: If you want to import from Aussie e.g. have a friend there, or planning a holiday, since most companies won't ship here (sigh), then the Billion 7800n is a VOIP capable wireless 'N' router. Other, lesser Billions and also Dreyteks such as the 2820vn are also available as VoIP capable All-in-Ones.

More here: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-threads.cfm?f=82


Just be aware that none of these are directly supported by WxC however and will not be able to be autoprovisioned by them.




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  # 246520 14-Aug-2009 12:13
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...Ahhh good point. I see Asterix in your future via this route, then....or can Xnet indirectly support them??

NZ - a beautiful place to live, with many advantages, but cheap up-to-date broadband (and cellular) technology ain't one of 'em.


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  # 246542 14-Aug-2009 13:01
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hairy1: It needs to be rock solid for us as it is the phone line to the house. Linksys seem to be the leaders in SIP and rocksolid...


Hmm, can't say my wrtp54g has been rock solid, in fact, it's the weakest link in my network. It "locks up" quite often, with the loss of internet & phone service. When it's locked up, the lights are on, but, can't access / ping the router or the internet. Pulling the power for a few seconds resets it, and, I can use it again.
This is on a network, with long / strong wpa (does not support wpa2) psk, 2 wireless clients, no p2p applications and light use. Router is behind a dynalink rta1320 in half bridge mode. Router is cold when I go and reset it.


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  # 246622 14-Aug-2009 15:32
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dolsen: I had a very similar sounding problem - but the trouble turned out to be a dying modem: yes the good old RTA1320 had burnt its capacitors, meaning it couldn't hold an internet connection (and who knows, if the right caps burn, it may have trouble through it's LAN port too).

Replacing them, the connection to the WAN stabilised, and I could stop blaming my newly acquired WRT54GS (with Tomato firmware, of course). Can I assume you've flashed your WRT54G to that, or another 3rd party firmware, which are more stable and with more options. I just had 28 days uptime, and my connection was reset by Xnet, not locally.

Of course you could actually have a dying WRT54G :)

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