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Topic # 143247 8-Apr-2014 10:10
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Hi All

I'm seeking a recommendation for VOIP hardware.

In another thread Coffeebaron recommended the Cisco SPA112 ATA and this looks like it would be a good match for what I need.

My setup at home has:

 

  • Draytek DV130 VDSL modem connected to Bigpipe
  • Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite
I also have a Fritz!Box 7340 that I think is a product that started as a great idea but has been somewhat crippled by poor software.  It works fine until you try to do something slightly different with it and then the software lets you down.  My plan is to sell this as it has had little problems from day 1.

I am using the 2Talk VOIP service if that affects the recommendations.

It would be nice if the VOIP adapter had a DECT base station that would work with our Swatch cordless phones but this is not essential as the cordless phones have their own base station.

The other phones in the house are analogue.

So before I rush out and buy the Cisco SPA112 are there any other boxes I should consider?



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  Reply # 1020487 8-Apr-2014 11:21
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I'd stick with it, it's widely used and well understood.  Just make sure you update the firmware.



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  Reply # 1020489 8-Apr-2014 11:29
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ubergeeknz: I'd stick with it, it's widely used and well understood.  Just make sure you update the firmware.


Thanks for the advice.

Funny you should mention updating the firmware, it took me hours to figure out my router wouldn't connect via PPPoE because the firmware on the Draytek modem needed to be updated.

Time for me to jump over to the Ascent website and place my order :D

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  Reply # 1020537 8-Apr-2014 12:19
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SPA112 (or 122) is the best ATA around and works really well.

If you wanted to get your SIP natively on to cordless phones the Yealink W52's are excellent. G722 sounds so dam good!

Edit: W52's are also GAP compliant so there is a good chance your other DECT phones will work with the base station. Look at buying them from Nicegear! You will get your gear fast and have great support if needed.

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  Reply # 1020544 8-Apr-2014 12:26
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I had a lot of configuration issues getting the Cisco SPA112 to work with 2talk. Gave up on the automatic provisioning and had to manually set it up using the detailed instructions at 2talk. However, once working, it's been fine for the last 6 months.

When I rang 2talk with my configuration issues, they weren't too complimentary about the SPA112. I think there is a Linksys ADA they said they thought was a better bet. You could ring them to ask. 



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  Reply # 1020575 8-Apr-2014 12:52
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Thanks Chevrolux and Dafman, I've gone with the Cisco SPA112.

The Yealink W52 is tempting but I'm looking for my next contract at the moment so money is tight.  Expect to see a Fritz!Box 7340 for sale on geekzone soon. :)



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  Reply # 1034092 30-Apr-2014 16:19
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Just a quick update.

The Cisco SPA112 is working well.  I've used the detailed setup provided by 2Talk.

There is one problem though, the volume setting was so high that I was getting an echo on some of the phones connected to the SPA112.

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