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 From:  "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>
 To:  "John Voigt" <megeek at wyndhamhills dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] RE: VoIP Vonage Setup Help (IT'S ALIVE)
 Date:  Sun, 4 Jul 2004 16:21:33 -0400
You probably have a bigger connection than I do then.  128k/256k is all I
get from the cable company (but it only costs me $10/month).  Other people
on connections this size experience similar problems.  And yes my shaper is
configured perfectly, so that was not the problem.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Voigt" <megeek at wyndhamhills dot com>
To: "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>; <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] RE: VoIP Vonage Setup Help (IT'S ALIVE)

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>
> Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 10:49 AM
> > I must state that you will be much happier with your vonage service if
> > 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
> > experience.
> >
> Well, I have a different experience - I have mine behind the monowall box
> and it's working just dandy with the traffic shaper.  Perhaps your shaper
> configuration was not properly loaded?
> By the way, I have a ReplayTV unit on my network that is sending shows a
> of the time so my network is almost always saturated (the WAN side) and I
> have absolutely no problems with VOIP calls.  I have the RTV data in a low
> priority queue and my regular browsing also works just fine.
> Setup (pardon the crappy ascii graphics):
> \/  <---- antenna for internal Engenius card AP (bridged with LAN)
>  |
> monowall (Soekris)--cable modem
>  |
> switch
>  | | |--Vonage VOIP  (Queue weight 100)
>  | |------Rest of home network (Queue weight 50)
>  |---ReplayTV (Queue weight 1)
> Surely there are others successfully using the traffic shaper with VOIP.
> John Voigt, President
> Reston Wireless, LLC
> High speed internet service
> no smoke, no mirrors, no wires (tm)
> http://www.reston-wireless.net/