HandyTone-486 behind or infront of router

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Johan Karl Larsen, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. I currently run my HandyTone-486 behind a D-Link 614+ revA (no QoS). It
    works ok, but sound quality deteriorates once anyone start downloading a
    file or a large mail comes in on my server. (Have http and smtp on the same

    The question is: Will I be better off putting the HandyTone in front of the
    router and set DMZ to point to the router without any port forwarding?
    Anyone tried this? I know I have to alter a lot of the settings in the
    router for web and stuff, but I don't mind as long as the setup works fine.
    So, I am looking for positive feedback from anyone that have tried the move
    or any experience from running HandyTone behind or infront of a non QoS

    Misc tech info
    -1Mb sdsl line
    -PCMA vocoder (others give echo and noise)
    -D-Link DI-614+ 2.32 firmware
    -HandyTone 486 firmware:
    Johan Karl Larsen, Dec 13, 2004
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  2. The question is: Will I be better off putting the HandyTone in front of
    Hi there!

    To be honest, it doesn't work that well! The router in the ATA486 is very
    You will need to do port-forwarding from the ATA486 to your D-Link Router
    and then do a second port-forwarding to your webserver.
    The DMZ does not work 100 % reliable! So sometimes traffic is not routed
    Yes, the QoS feature of the adapter will ensure that your calls have
    I have currently set up your scenario at my place. I am not totally
    satisfied because I have to reset the ATA486 now and then.
    Last weekend I updated the ATA486 to version
    Since then it works a lot better!
    If you can live with it that you have to reset the router every now and then
    (every second to every third day) than it´s ok.
    If you need reliabilty for others and yourself to always be able to connect
    to your file/web/mailserver you won't be glad with this solution!

    Just try it! And please post your experiences here! I'd be interested!
    By the way it's not that much work to swith form one setup to the other! At
    least IMHO.

    Andrian Geheuer, Dec 13, 2004
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  3. If you can live with it that you have to reset the router every now and
    Thanks Andrian

    I think I have to put it on hold for a while. Replacement of router might be
    a better/less troublesome option. Anyway, I have a cheap digital timer that
    will take care of the reset bit (one minute off sequence during night) Might
    give it a try if time permits.

    Most sensible solution would probably be to wait for a router that have SIP
    built in and are without any locked subscribers. Also need a solution that
    takes care of the spaghetti jungle of power adapters and patch cables. Most
    optimal solution for me is a router with SIP and sdsl support in one unit.
    Johan Karl Larsen, Dec 15, 2004
  4. Johan Karl Larsen

    Martin² Guest

    Draytek Vigor 2600V or 2600VG has 2 SIP ports, there is also 2500V with one.
    I believe Zoom X5 ? also have SIP port.
    Martin², Dec 16, 2004
  5. Looks like the HT486 is not designed to be in front of a router handling
    heavy NATing of web/smtp/eMule to a private local network. It is built as a
    simple one PC solution for internet users that do not want to buy an
    additional router. Makes sense considering the price and h/w size. Anyway,
    works fine for me _behind_ the DI-614+ as long as other traffic don't go
    Johan Karl Larsen, Dec 17, 2004
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