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Master Geek
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Topic # 228795 23-Jan-2018 09:24
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Can anyone advise if the 2degrees sourced Fritz!Box 7490 will work with Vodafone VoIP & if so what if any settings will need to be changed ?


I am wanting to change over from the HG659 as the VoIP occasionally drops out & the modem needs to be rebooted to restore the phone line. 



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  Reply # 1945185 23-Jan-2018 10:04
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I'd expect if it does work it will be iffy.




Your likely better off using the Fritzbox as a RGW and then sticking the HG659b as a "client device" behind the Fritzbox.


This should work fine.

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  Reply # 1945192 23-Jan-2018 10:19
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RGW ?  I am trying to replace the HG659 because of the iffy VoIP. 


Surely using two devices to replace one potentially introduces more potential issues.


Can you elabolate about RGW & where would the phone line be connected ?  




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  Reply # 1953283 7-Feb-2018 19:58
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The answer is no.


Something to do with SIP settings, and Vodafone SIP being only via the Vodafone provided modem.


From Vodafone - You need to use either a white Vodafone HG659 wireless modem or a dark grey Vodafone Ultra Hub modem.


One suggest I have seen is to put the Vodafone modem in bridging mode and have the second modem "piggyback" off of it.

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