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Topic # 62475 8-Jun-2010 12:54
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Hi,
I have a Handytone 486 (Rev 2.0) that I am setting up for VoIP, so as I can start using it next month. Now in the instructions, it says to put it between your modem and your router (using WAN and LAN ports on the ATA).

What I would like to do instead, is just run it off a port on the router, so internet traffic doesn't pass through it. Is this possible? Also, would I need an uplink port on the router etc...

Current Setup:
Thomson ST536v6 > Linksys WRT54GL running Gargoyle firmware > LAN/WiFi clients

I'd like to put the ATA in where the LAN clients are, so as I can track data etc...

ATA manual can be found here: http://www.grandstream.com/user_manuals/HandyTone-486UserManual.pdf

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  Reply # 339388 8-Jun-2010 14:57
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I hate to rain on your parade, but these ATAs are crap.  Just be aware if you start having issues with it, they are not the best.

Plug it into any port on your router and it'll work.

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  Reply # 339504 8-Jun-2010 19:39
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Just plug it into your router. 

I'll also second what Nate pointed out  - these units are total pieces of junk and will deliver very poor results.




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  Reply # 339582 8-Jun-2010 22:11
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I was reading comments on the forums a while back that said the opposite. So long as I can make and receive calls, I'm not worried.

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  Reply # 339875 9-Jun-2010 17:47
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Unfortunately there are those around who believe Grandstream are great so you will come across places where people recommend them.

That said, some people don't have issues with them and if it's working for you then there's no major worry.




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  Reply # 340377 10-Jun-2010 19:27
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I would've liked one of those fancy phones. It is the price which made the GS HT attractive and with persistance it works satisfactory.
One of those days I will upgrade and have no doubt the quality will improve( or at least it should).Wink

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  Reply # 343071 18-Jun-2010 17:06
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I'm with Steve / Nate, they're cheap to say the least. Just fire up the WebGUI during a call, or try and do a 3-way call with your first channel being compressed iLBC and it turns to custard.

Anyways, don't worry about the LAN port, you don't *have* to use it. In fact it's usually easiest if you don't. Just plug the WAN port in to your switch and leave it at that.

You can login via the WebUI and enable WAN-Port Management so you don't have to plug in to the LAN port to change settings also.

If you're wanting to track data, replace your Gargoyle firmware with one of the Tomato-MOD ones, you can get ones which track each MAC's usage, as well as throttle on a per-MAC basis :)

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