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 From:  "Kevin Tollison" <kevin at triadsurveyors dot com>
 To:  "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] RE: VoIP Vonage Setup Help (IT'S ALIVE)
 Date:  Sat, 3 Jul 2004 11:17:33 -0400
I have enabled traffic shaping, and I will keep the issues you have pointed
out in mind.  Maybe I am overly parinoid, but I do not like the thought of
anything in front of my firewall.  Plus I have to manage an additional
device.  I will try this for a while and see.  Others seem to be happy with
this setup.

Thanks for the input


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Staph [mailto:rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 10:50 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] RE: VoIP Vonage Setup Help (IT'S ALIVE)
> I must state that you will be much happier with your vonage service if you
> connect it directly to your cable modem.  Or you'll need to be
> sure that you
> never download or upload while your on the vonage phone.  I know this from
> experience.
> You can goto (at least on my motorola) and
> configure any port
> forwading you want.  Unless you have more than one public IP this is the
> best way to maintain a low lag, high quality vonage signal.  If you
> absolutely need to have is behind your m0n0wall, at least
> configure traffic
> shaping.  But even with traffic shaping I noticed the phone would
> "ring" for
> the caller 3 or 4 times before I heard the first ring if I was downloading
> anything.  Plus it acted very funny for about 20 seconds after I picked up
> (huge delays, drop outs, etc).
> -Rob