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Topic # 67192 29-Aug-2010 23:26
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I'm thinking of changing over to Xnet's Fusion Service, but I have a few questions about the Cisco SRP527 specifically.

I've read up about the reliability problems of the router and people have said that most problems are fixed by changing the Restrict IP setting for the phone lines. But does this actually fix anything? The OP for the threads don't seem to reply if its fixed anything or not.

How reliable is the wireless on this? I don't want to have yet another access point which I have to restart every other day.

Do i have to use the recommended equipment? I can get alcatel and Uniden VOIP equipment cheaper through work than buying the Cisco products.

This is bit of an odd question, but does it provide a way to track a computer's bandwidth usage? I've had problems in a flat before where there would be some person who just has to torrent everything he sees. If I could that would be great, I could charge for how much internet a flatmate actually uses. (Fairer on everybody IMO)

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  Reply # 374368 30-Aug-2010 06:25
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The 527 is a very good all in one box, the post I added was about a vulnerability that is actually across all devices which could explain the issue that the OP was having, we have had these units for a while and they are excellent, they just need to be configured correctly,

Wireless is also excellent having N makes such a difference.

You can bring your own devices if you wish, we have the OpenVFX that caters for this, but I always recommend a VFX certified device as we will take care of all the settings and the 527 is a top little router imho.

I have been running it for about 10 months now as I did a lot of beta testing with it, the units are pretty good with the latest firmware and offer a lot of options.




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  Reply # 374458 30-Aug-2010 11:40
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Is it true that using a VOIP phone instead of an analogue phone is better, or is my friend just talking out of his rear?

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  Reply # 374649 31-Aug-2010 06:58
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Genearly depends on the quality of the analogue phone, good phones deliver pretty good sound, Ip Phones are good as well and the quality of the IP phone can deliver better sound, the higher end IP phones (polycom) have very good acoustic components so have a very nice sound, they can also run G722 codedcs which is High Def voice, and this is far far superior to any PSTN line in audio quality let me tell you.

The problem with taht is thugh the PSTN dosn't support G722, other IP devices can do and will become more and more mainstream as VOIP takes over the world (insert evil laugh here).

Analogue phones do have the flexibilty of being cordless which may suit your needs, there are a few newer units which have Cordless Dect VOIP, so really comes down to what suits you but either option will work fine.




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