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#62535 9-Jun-2010 13:46
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Hi all.
I have been using XNet VOIP for a while now, and I'm very happy with it. But I'd like some advice on the hardware. I initially went for a WAG54G, based on the presumption that an integrated router/adapter would handle QoS and other such issues transparently, and probably better than separate devices ever could. Certainly, I've never made any changes to QoS settings, and I've never had any issues. But I'm now feeling a bit stifled by that initial choice; at some point I'd like to upgrade to wireless N, and it would be nice to have some of the features of dd-wrt on my router, which isn't an option with the WAG54G. So I'm considering switching to a separate VOIP adapter such as the PAP2T so I'm then free to use any router I like. But I'd like to know more about what issues I'm likely to face in relation to things like QoS. Will it just work nicely out of the box? Or will I have to tweak it myself in order to get a similar experience to what I get now? If so, are there any good guides available?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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  #339808 9-Jun-2010 14:25
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There is a new device which will be available shortly that is the successor to the 54g / wag310 that is wireless N, that has some pretty good features ...more details will be coming shortly

If you do decide to go down the seperate router / ata path I would recommend the 2102 over the pap2t




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  #339828 9-Jun-2010 16:05
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maverick: There is a new device which will be available shortly that is the successor to the 54g / wag310 that is wireless N, that has some pretty good features ...more details will be coming shortly

If you do decide to go down the seperate router / ata path I would recommend the 2102 over the pap2t


Can you tell us how shortly?  I'm holding out on buying a new router for this and i'm just kinda impatient.

 
 
 
 


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  #339866 9-Jun-2010 17:31
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my WRTP54G router has blown up. Was getting WAG310G which is unavailable. What will be the recommended replacement and time frame availability to purchase?




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  #340075 10-Jun-2010 09:02
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maverick: There is a new device which will be available shortly that is the successor to the 54g / wag310 that is wireless N, that has some pretty good features ...more details will be coming shortly

If you do decide to go down the seperate router / ata path I would recommend the 2102 over the pap2t


Yeah, but then a few years down the road I'll be wishing again that I'd gone for separate devices. I'd really like to know what's involved in switching.

And what makes the 2102 better than the PAP2T? I thought the only significant difference was that it supports 2 channels, which I don't need.

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  #340076 10-Jun-2010 09:08
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The 2102 is a newer version of hardware so it has a more advanced SIp stack, it supports t38 fax if required but overall is a slighty better box, nothing wrong with the PAP2t but the 2102 is a better unit due to a newer hardware and firmware that goes with it.




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  #340094 10-Jun-2010 09:57
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This is the range of Models that we have been testing and will be available shortly, there is some stock in NZ via some distribution channels at present but is quite pricy, this will be changing hopefully very shortly.

Specs are here
SRP5xx Series

I'm running both boxes at home and they are nice units, 527 can run a bit hot but these boxes run really well




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  #340137 10-Jun-2010 11:45
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Hi Phil,

If we acquire one of these boxes (I've seen them available), can we get them provisioned yet?




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  #340146 10-Jun-2010 12:12
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If you speak nicely to me Fraser Wink




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  #340285 10-Jun-2010 16:41
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For the more adventurous you could get an Asus RT-N16, flash it with the Tomato ND USB Mod firmware.

This will give you a router with gigabit network and wireless N (2.4ghz only no 5ghz yet) and pretty solid QoS options.

There are some great guides for setting practical QoS with Tomato here:
http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=60304

Here's one example for ensuring smooth voip and gaming while torrenting all happening at the same time on the network/connection
http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?p=350167#post350167

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  #343323 19-Jun-2010 21:52
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I presume you mean the wag54gp2, the wag54 doesnt have voip built-in

You don't have to buy a new ata - you can use whatever router you like and use the wag54gp2 configured as just an ATA as per discussion here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=43&topicid=61023

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