Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2438 posts

Uber Geek


#61023 7-May-2010 11:34
Send private message

Im currently with slingshot nDSL + italk line and had been using a Linksys WAG54GP2 to handle everything. However ive had to frequently reset it and with 5 heavy users its been struggling.

Ive changed us over to a Dynalink 1320E + Linksys WRT54G for now, and it has been performing much better. The RTA1320E is syncing at ADSL2+ whereas the WAG54GP2 could only get G.dmt.

However it'd be nice to have the phone line active. We dont use it much so can't really justify buying more equip. So id like to try use the WAG54GP2 as a ATA only.

Ive had a little play with it but couldnt make it happen. Has anyone else done this before or has any ideas what settings should be tinkered with?
The main obstacle i found was telling it to use another gateway for internet. I was thinking that maybe the proxy settings for VOIP could be changed to that of the new router ie Would this work?
I understand ill have to open appropriate ports or use DMZ etc.

Thanks in advance!

Create new topic
660 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #327658 7-May-2010 12:01
Send private message

Maybe you could try setting a static route in the router. Destination: the IP of your SIP provider, gateway: your new router.

I was looking at doing the same thing, but never ended up trying it.


Prodigi - Optimised IT Solutions
WebOps/DevOps, Managed IT, Hosting and Internet/WAN.

2438 posts

Uber Geek


  #327665 7-May-2010 12:41
Send private message

Thanks so much - it works! I was a bit stumped but then i realised i had to change it to a different subnet, and then it worked.

Im very happy now - ive got the snappiness and realiability of RTA1320/WRT54G but still my voip line

And in case anyones considering getting a WAG54GP2 and using it as an all-in-one - dont, they just cant handle multiple network users reliably. But if your looking for an over priced ATA, go for it :p


8035 posts

Uber Geek


  #327697 7-May-2010 13:48
Send private message

Agreed the WAG range are pretty terrible.

Solid modem bridged to a router running open source third party firmware like DD-WRT/Tomato then standalone ATA's or Asterix box is the way of the true geek!

29124 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #327730 7-May-2010 14:47
Send private message

I'm pretty sure it can't be done. I've only played with one of these and I think it will only register the VoIP lines over the WAN port (ADSL)

2438 posts

Uber Geek


  #327735 7-May-2010 14:55
Send private message

sbiddle: I'm pretty sure it can't be done. I've only played with one of these and I think it will only register the VoIP lines over the WAN port (ADSL)

I thought so too until a couple of hours ago.

What i did:
1) Setup a static route to the IP of the italk city server on PVC 2
2) Selected the voice PVC connection to that of the static route
3) Change the SIP proxy address to the italk city server IP ie rather than
4) Turn off dhcp and other services that might mess with your active router
5) Connect via any ethernet port into your network

Create new topic

News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35

UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42

D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01

New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35

Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21

Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11

Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05

Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26

Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07

Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45

Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50

Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00

Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51

QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.