Telewest 2 meg broadband connection
Netgear FR114P router with print server that I use
2 computers connected to the router
X-lite softphone all set up and running
The whole system is great.
I now want to go one stage further and add a "real" handset that just
"works" so that my wife can use it easily to test it out with the idea
of ditching the regular phone line and standing charge that goes with
it. This is where I need the help from people that have actually used
the products on the market (please)
I could go with the Grandstream BudgeTone 101 IP telephone for about
£50 Is this a good route ? This will however leave me with a wired
solution which will be seen as a step backwards as we have 1 fixed wire
handset and dect cordless phones at the moment, are there any
advantages however this would bring ?
Next we get into the Analogue phone adapter/gateway/router world and
now I really need help.
I could go for the YGW10 or ATA-486 for around the £55 mark, are these
good units ? could I then use my DECT handsets ? can I use an RJ11
splitter and use both the fixed wire and DECT handsets ? and do they
work well (well being no difference from using them on a "regular"
Then we get to the ATA-488 this has an added FXO and FXS port, and we
are up to £95 ish, what will this give me ?
Finally as far as I can see for "sensible" money I could go for the
draytek Vigor 2100 VG for £100 ish, this is a router, wireless to boot
so that would solve another issue that I would sort out in time adding
VOIP connectivity also (two birds and all that) How does this product
compare, does it pass the, no difference to the normal telephone test ?
can I connect the DECT handsets to it ? can I put a regular RJ11
splitter in it and have one wired handset on my desk and the DECT
wireless handsets to wander around the house.
Finally with the last 2 can I use them in conjunction with my current
router to utilise the printer port which currently is set up and
Money if obviously a factor here, but between all these products I am
looking at "value for money" is the router "worth" it in terms of ease
of use, extra functionality etc. (it obviously adds wireless which is a
bonus). What I don't want to do is spend £50 now, the end up spending
the £100 later as it does not quite do what I need it to, I am sure we
have all done things like this in the past !?!
Thanks in advance for all your help
In message of Sun, 22 May 2005, writes
>I currently have the setup :
>Telewest 2 meg broadband connection
Sounds as though you're in the UK. Most of the posters in this group
are in the USA.
You might get a more local response if you post your query to:
Thanks for this, I have posted the request there also.
> I now want to go one stage further and add a "real" handset that just
> "works" so that my wife can use it easily to test it out with the idea of
> ditching the regular phone line and standing charge that goes with it.
I would not recommend depending on a voIP connection for emergencies,
fire, accident etc. Even the services in packages from the phone companies
(I'm in Eu) can go donw for hours and even a week.
> I could go with the Grandstream BudgeTone 101 IP telephone for about
> £50 Is this a good route ? This will however leave me with a wired
> solution which will be seen as a step backwards as we have 1 fixed wire
> handset and dect cordless phones at the moment, are there any advantages
> however this would bring ?
I have some BT102, they're fine for the money, but you answer your own
question further down. Get an ATA and hook up your DECT to it.