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Topic # 59600 7-Apr-2010 21:45
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Hi guys,

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what the best modem is for using VPN Client / VOIP / Web Applications connected to those.

I previously used a Dynalink R1320 (ADSL2) and as soon as i started my new work it overheated and karked it.

I'm now using a Dlink (old telecom adsl1 model) at least it doesn't overheat but it's performance is pretty crap.

I'm right by a Telecom cabniet (ADSL2 enabled) and connecting using Snap.

What would be the best modem for me to use for the above?

Any help provided would be great.

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  Reply # 315938 7-Apr-2010 21:58
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Are you planning on using ATA's for voice, a PBX or IP phones?

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  Reply # 315942 7-Apr-2010 22:03
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Thanks for your reply, it's pretty much using VPN client, and either an SJ Softphone and / or a IPFX softphone.


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  Reply # 315943 7-Apr-2010 22:04
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So i think it's a virtual connection to a PABX using a softphone.

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  Reply # 315952 7-Apr-2010 22:23
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Draytek.  Solid as a rock, good for VoIP, downside is they are pricey.

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  Reply # 315954 7-Apr-2010 22:29
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Gidday.  We've had a very good run with the Zyxel ADSL modems - the latest incarnation of the Prestige series has two FXS ports on it as well as an ADSL interface & an ethernet firewall interface + wireless access point. (You have to manually switch between ADSL Modem/Firewall mode and ethernet/firewall mode).

The FXS ports are designed to be set up to be attached to VOIP trunks - either 2Talk/WorldExchange lines or as extensions off a VOIP PXB like Trixbox/Asterisk. So you can hand your DECT phone off it and have it become a VOIP phone not requiring your PC to be powered up.

If you're particularly worried about absolute ADSL horsepower, get a Cisco 18xx with ADSL WIC - and then pay someone to set it up for you.  Can't really be beat for what they can do, though.

My $.02 worth.


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  Reply # 316458 9-Apr-2010 10:04
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nate: Draytek.  Solid as a rock, good for VoIP, downside is they are pricey.

Pay the premium and buy the draktek :)

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  Reply # 316715 10-Apr-2010 08:13
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FritzBox from AVM in Germany is absolutely killer. Very expensive compared to what's produced in Asia, but the feature-set and 5 year warranty can't be beat. Mine just got taken out by a lightening storm (through the telecom cable not the power....) and they replaced it free of charge...

you can check out the features of thier flag-ship model here:


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  Reply # 317083 11-Apr-2010 19:14
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I just upgraded myslef to the D-Link DVA-G3670B, and it works a treat.
Got everything you need, 2 VoIP lines, 1 PSTN "lifeline", Wirless G , 4 port ethernet ADSL2+ etc.
And they are around $240 - not to badly priced.

If you need more info - just let me know

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  Reply # 319799 17-Apr-2010 23:36
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DLink dont have such a good reputation, but i saw a very nice "Zhone" a while ago that someone had brought in from Australia.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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