Sipura 2000 behind Draytek 2900VG

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by John Geddes, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. John Geddes

    John Geddes Guest

    I am trying to set up 4 VOIP numbers for Sipgate - two using the VOIP
    ports on a Draytek 2900VG router, and two ports on aSipura-2000 behind
    the router.

    The VOIP ports on the Draytek router work fine.


    The Sipura is more fussy.

    I CAN make the Sipura work, but (so far) only if :

    - I set its address as the DMZ for the router (and that means that the
    VOIP ports on the router stop working). I hope that I can set up
    individual Port Forwarding to avoid use of DMZ setting but haven't got
    that far yet

    - But (crucially) I also have to set the Sipura to use DHCP addressing
    on my LAN. It will not offer dialtone if I use a fixed IP address.

    DHCP is fine for testing, but no good long-term, as I need to tell the
    router which IP address to use for DMZ/port forwarding, but using DHCP I
    cannot be sure that the Sipura would be allocated the same address again
    after a power failure - it would presumably depend upon the sequence in
    which the various devices rebooted.


    Looking at the Sipura documentation, I cannot see any help on this one.
    Surely most people must be using their Sipura-2000 behind a router, so
    wouldn't they want to set a fixed local IP address?


    Have I got a dud specimen that cannot cope with fixed IP, or is there
    some other setting I need to check?

    John Geddes
    England
     
    John Geddes, Mar 4, 2005
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    I can't help with the Draytek router, but my Sipura works fine behind my
    Netgear DM602 modem/router. I initially tried giving it a fixed IP but it
    didn't work so I set it to use DHCP and it works fine, it's been rebooted
    several times but always takes the same IP address.

    BTW there are known compatibility issues on Sipgate with *some* Draytek
    routers and *some* ATA's, it may be worth an email to Sipgate tech
    support.

    Ivor
     
    Ivor Jones, Mar 5, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    John
    I've got mine behind a USR router with a fixed IP address and it works fine.
    I dont have to forward ports either. If you have a UPnP option on the
    draytek make sure its enabled and that should save you having to forward
    anything.

    Apologies for the stupid question but when you turn DHCP off in the sipura
    you are setting the gateway and DNS addresses on the same page arent you?
    Roger.
     
    Roger, Mar 5, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    I also have a Sipura 2000 behind a Draytek, (2600plus). I agree that its
    behaviour in not registering when in static IP mode is bizarre! I have
    found that it even "plays dead" in being inaccessible to browser or voice
    menu if you do give it a fixed IP.

    There is a jumper on the board, does anyone know what it does?

    Mike Hill
     
    Mike, Mar 5, 2005
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    Interesting to know I'm not the only one who can't get a fixed IP to work
    in the SPA-2000. However in my own personal experience it hasn't been a
    problem as every time I've rebooted things it has always kept the same
    address.

    Ivor
     
    Ivor Jones, Mar 5, 2005
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    Roger Guest

    John
    I've got mine behind a USR router with a fixed IP address and it works fine.
    I dont have to forward ports either. If you have a UPnP option on the
    draytek make sure its enabled and that should save you having to forward
    anything.

    Apologies for the stupid question but when you turn DHCP off in the sipura
    you are setting the gateway and DNS addresses on the same page arent you?
    Roger.
     
    Roger, Mar 5, 2005
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    wkearney99 Guest

    Interesting to know I'm not the only one who can't get a fixed IP to work
    The only time I've seen something like this is was due to the device not
    setting all the needed values. A device often needs not only the IP address
    but also the netmask and the gateway address. DHCP automagically hands
    these values (and sometimes a few more) whereas they'd have to manually set
    for a static address. Is it a matter of the menus in the Sipura lacking the
    setup choices to even configure these values?
     
    wkearney99, Mar 5, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    Aaaah, yes. I had turned off DHCP with the voice menu and not looked at
    the gateway and DNS addresses. With these appropriately set it does indeed
    work with a static IP!

    Mike.
     
    Mike, Mar 5, 2005
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    Ian Guest

    Hi

    When you turned off the DHCP, You did assign it a valid gateway and
    DNS server ddnt you? The only time I have seen this is when users turn
    off DHCP using the IVR as the quickstart guide doesnt mention the DNS
    server address setting which is 161 followed by the dns server
    address..

    Sort of classic problem realy. Shame they dont update the guides a bit
    more

    Ian
     
    Ian, Mar 5, 2005
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  10. I would be interested to know about your results with the Drayteks ports.

    What service(s) are you using the Drayteks ports with? FWD?

    Are or have you used one or both of the ports between 2 draytek units to create
    your own private line? Results?
     
    xxnonexnonexx, Mar 6, 2005
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