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Topic # 132356 18-Oct-2013 22:20
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anyone tried daisy chaining the Orcon Genius Lite through another router instead of buying a SIP adapter? I've been trying to get Orcon to push through a service order to UFF to activate the ATA's on the ONT I have installed to no avail, and as a last ditch to try and dodge shelling out another $100 or so just for the telephone, I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this god awful sounding setup.

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  Reply # 917268 19-Oct-2013 07:59
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Hi Toejam

We don't support the ATA on the ONT, so the service order isnt going to go anywhere.

Your best bet if you don't want to use the Genius modem is to find one that supports SIP and run the voice off that. There is a sticky on here which tells you how. Orcon won't support this however.

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  Reply # 917273 19-Oct-2013 08:46
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Supporting the ATA on the ONT is a very, very, very different setup than supporting a VoIP based CPE. Most providers will not go down this path due to the many disadvantages of this approach.

If you "daisy chain" routers you'll have double NAT which is a scenario that should be avoided unless you're fully aware of the consequences of it.


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  Reply # 917297 19-Oct-2013 09:42
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You can probably set the Genius up as an ATA only.

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  Reply # 923870 29-Oct-2013 22:50
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yes, i've done this as ive been through three genius routers and have found their performance rubbish, amongst other issues.  i have a router with a vlan 10 tagged dhcp server running on the port that the genius plugs into (if any of that means anything to you) but you could probably get it to work by turning off vlan tagging on the wan side of the genius with it plugged into any other router that has a taggable WAN port.  just don't have anything connecting via the genius.

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