[ILUG] Help needed with VOIP & Digital Phone
mariconor at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 14:39:54 GMT 2009
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Alan Ryan wrote:
> Hi Conor,
> I have that e51 also, I had so much trouble with it regarding connecting to
> WEP encrypted LANs that I gave up on it. I handed it back 4 times and they
> kept giving me another broken e51 - I upgraded firmware, trawled the web -
> tried everything and finally demanded they pay for an e270 as the e51
> wouldn't work (with WEP) - and now I'm "condemned to mobile broadband for
> use at home" -
Mine has several different encrryption keys configured, although I think
only WPA-2 is actually in use. It's what I use at home, and family's
networks. I seem to remember using WEP in my sister-in-laws's house.
Their nearest neighbour is over 200 meters away, so they don't care
about security ;-0
The wife was on to her bff in Oz on new years eve for ages. Dead cheap
via blueface. That was with the originally shipped firmware by the way.
Was not perfect but certaily good enough via the "cheapest option"
Donegal BT internet conection.
> I hadn't thought about setting it up the way you are using it - I take it
> you are configuring the SIP settings to connect to your blueface account?
That's the one, get the latest firmware as it makes a massive
difference. It's the e51 I have too by the way.
> might try this route before I go an buy a digital phone to test this.
Yes do, I've successfully used it with various types of networks, from
the crappy to the super. VOIP only needs 7k after all, as long as your
network connection does not have massive latency issues, you should be
fine. Never use a PC based softphone as you will have PC latency issues.
I find skype absolute rubbish in comparison to the e51 or common or
garden house phone in the router.
> Thanks for the tip.
> 2009/3/7 Conor Wynne <mariconor at gmail.com>
> Michael Watterson wrote:
>>>> David Howe wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, March 7, 2009 10:45 am, Kevin Brennan wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Alan,
>>>>>> To be clear. VoIP has worked over 3G but I definitely would not
>>>>>> recommend it if you are looking for a service which has any
>>>>>> I was merely pointing out the fact that it is possible and in my
>>>>>> things will get better (give it 5 years). As Michael pointed out the
>>>>>> test we made was anecdotal. From our experience the only broadband
>>>>>> had proved very reliable for VoIP so far is wired.
> For what it's worth, I have blueface on my nokia e51, and it works
> great. When I'm out and about, I simply join an open wifi -- airports /
> cafe's etc, and it always defaults to internet calls (I conf'd it that
> way). I simply dial the desired number and it works. Saves a fortune
> when abroad - free calls from macdonalds (in France anyway)
> It sometimes disconnects the call, although I've just updated the
> software and it seems to have fixed that. I've yet to fully test it, but
> so far no latency or disconnections.
> Note, I only connect with WiFi, and not with 3G as I'm too mean to pay
> for data services on mobiles.
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