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Master Geek

# 66731 22-Aug-2010 16:21
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Hi guys/gals

I have seached around a little but can seem to find a complete answer.

I recently joined with Slingshot from Telecom to the nDSL which comes with free iTalk.  My old Telecom number was ported across and I started out with the softphone.

Realising the softphone option is not so hot I now am going to get the ATA and set up my old analog phone off this.

Now for the questions:
1.  I have the standard Telecom provided Modem/Wireless router (Thomson TG585v7).  Can I install the ATA directly to this device?  i.e.  Just connect it to one of the 4 ports?
2.  I notice that a lot of people talk about PAP2T's and SPA2102's.  With my configuration having a modem/router combo is one better than the other?  Or even worst will one of them not be configurable?
3.  Can I configure this setup to give VOIP priority over the other internet traffic?

Any other things I should be concerned with?


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Ultimate Geek


  # 371123 22-Aug-2010 18:10
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1. Yes.

2. The SPA2102 is the better device, it supports T.38 for fax and a few other features. It also will act as a router if you like but you don't need this as you've got one.

3. I'm not sure if the Thomson does basic QoS (prioritising traffic) so can't answer that.

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Master Geek

  # 372370 24-Aug-2010 21:14
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Has anyone else got any help.  Particularly around the Thomson router side of things


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Uber Geek


  # 372439 25-Aug-2010 06:05
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Using Linksys means you can also go with XNet VFX (local company with world class VoIP, does not advertise, but great company and provides services for Telecom including VoIP over fibre). XNet does require specific hardware to ensure quality/reliability, or you can use other hardware if you take full responsibility for setup/support. See the XNet forum. Linksys have stable, reliable devices.

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Master Geek

  # 372482 25-Aug-2010 09:29
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Neil.  I do not think you read my post correctly.

I have just move from Telecom to Slingshot.  I have my number ported already and mt VIOP is running but only on the softphone.  i have no intention of going to X-Net when I have just moved and Slingshot seems to be doing ok in the two weeks I have had it.

I waant advise on ATA's and the setup with my configuration.  I have a Thomson router where you are talking about a Linksys(unless you are talking about the ATA)

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Uber Geek


  # 372734 25-Aug-2010 15:58
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Linksys has 2 or 3 ATAs suitable for you, and also future proofs you if you later decide to go to XNet VFX, and the Linksys ATA works well.

I've read your post correct; note that my reply stated "can also go with XNet". This was my response to a "newbie" question.

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Uber Geek


  # 372738 25-Aug-2010 16:01
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Oh, note that the PAP2T-NA (North America) is a clone, not genuine. They are found on eBay and sometimes TradeMe. Don't buy a -NA (if you do decide on a PAP2T).

You can never have enough Volvos!

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