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 From:  Gib Winter <winterg+dated+1132444010 dot 0b80a4 at gib dot cc>
 To:  Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Fwd: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall and vonage rtp300
 Date:  Mon, 10 Oct 2005 19:47:16 -0400
On the VT1005, does it also shield all the firewall rules from the 
m0n0wall?  I really want the firewall to see the WAN address and act as 
the primary firewall.

Thanks,
Gib


Don Munyak wrote:
> I have vonage. It's been installed for about 6 months. I can't help
> you on the shaing rules, but I will give you this add'l information.
> 
> The Linksys VOIP router they sent me was crap. (RP31P2). In terms of
> working as a router/firewall, I had no complaints. I had m0n0wall
> sitting behind it and never saw any firewall rules entries in the the
> log.
> 
> As for VOIP, the RP31P2 Qos was terrible. Dropped calls, re-verb,
> crackle, ...on-n-on. The Qos was worse than a cell phone...honest. I
> was on the phone with vonage 7 times with 7 different tech's each
> swearing nothing was wrong with my hardware. Oddly enough, even the
> dslreports tools sort-of confirmed this.
> 
> As a last resort, I borrowed a friends Motorola VT1005. The difference
> was night-n-day. Called Vonage back and told them to either send me a
> new device or cancel my plan.
> 
> Got the new device !
> 
> My home LAN is setup like this
> 
> ---inet---VT1005---m0n0---LAN
> 
> Putting the VT1005 ahead of m0n0wall eliminates the need to introduce
> shaping. Shaping is done automatically by VT1005.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Don
> 
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