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Topic # 61023 7-May-2010 11:34
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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!

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  Reply # 327658 7-May-2010 12:01
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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.


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  Reply # 327665 7-May-2010 12:41
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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

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  Reply # 327697 7-May-2010 13:48
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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!

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  Reply # 327730 7-May-2010 14:47
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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)

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  Reply # 327735 7-May-2010 14:55
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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

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