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Using DirecTivo over Vonage (VoIP) - a solution

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by RedGrey, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Bardman

    Bardman Member

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    I guess I forgot to mention that part. I have my moto box wired between my Cable Modem and my Router

    Cable modem - vonage box - Linksys router - computer & Xbox

    Maybe the moto box NOT going thru the router makes a difference for my HDVR2s???
     
  2. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat Active Member

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    Probably. Your config is more likely to give Vonage pretty much all of the bandwidth that it needs. Putting the Moto after the router doesn't, unless the router does QOS, which I don't think most home ones do. :confused:
     
  3. scottt

    scottt Macintosh Guru

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    Had my Vonage box upgraded to ver 17 and set to 10ms. No luck with my HDVR2. T-60 is still dialing fine.
     
  4. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    I still have software v 16e. I had emailed support at vonage for an upgrade like another poster had done, but they haven't upgraded me yet. I'll play with my external modem today and see if I can get that to work.
     
  5. pigvig

    pigvig TiVo Underling

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    Houston, TX
    Well, I had my Motorola MTA "upgraded" to firmware version .17 yesterday. When I get back from vacation next week I'm going see if my Phillips unit will dial sans external modem. We shall see!
     
  6. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    I get an error when i plug in the code AT&U6.

    I'm also not able to change any switches unless I open the modem case. I'm using the cable with the jumpers as described in the OP.

    I did test the modem using different codes from another post and got it to connect via my computer, but when I hooked it back up to the TiVo it said "no dial tone". I'm using a Sportster 14.4 faxmodem.
     
  7. pigvig

    pigvig TiVo Underling

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    Houston, TX
    The code AT&U6 sets the minmimum link rate. You might want to try U3 instead (2400 baud). Maybe it is a problem to set N & U the same. I don't know.

    Here is a good modem command reference:

    http://www.usr.com/support/756/756-ug/six.html
     
  8. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    Simpsonville...

    Just to make sure we are on the same page, I have a HDVR2, using the cable described in the first post with the jumpers. I've been reading that I may not need some of these codes if I have the jumpers.

    I tried using N5 code which takes me down to 7200 baud. But I still get MODEM NOT RESPONDING.
     
  9. pigvig

    pigvig TiVo Underling

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    Houston, TX
    Yes, you are correct.

    You might have to open the case up and check the DIP switch settings (if you have them). I was having the same problem as you and I had to change the #1 switch to low (down) which fixed it.
     
  10. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    I don't know why I can't get this to work....I didn't find any switches inside the modem.

    Guess I'll have to buy one of the ebay specials.
     
  11. pigvig

    pigvig TiVo Underling

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    When the Tivo is trying to dial do the modem lights blink at all? When I was having problems, mine kind of "twitched".
     
  12. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    No nothing, I observed the lights while it was hooked to my PC and it worked fine.

    Maybe it's the codes?

    (BTW, thanks for the continued help)
     
  13. pigvig

    pigvig TiVo Underling

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    I would try to borrow a modem from someone and see if that works. Preferably, a US robotics 56k (with DIP switches).
     
  14. SecureTalk

    SecureTalk New Member

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    How do you fdetermine the SW version running on the ATA?

    BTW my ATA from Vonage is a Cisco 186

    Thanks
     
  15. pigvig

    pigvig TiVo Underling

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    Depending on how you have it configured in your network, you can access a configuration web page.

    I just emailed Vonage support and they told me mine was not up-to-date.
     
  16. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat Active Member

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    Is your Vonage box in-front or behind your router?

    I'm wondering if they can push an ATA update to a box behind a router... Hmmmmm
     
  17. SecureTalk

    SecureTalk New Member

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    My Cisco ATA 186 is behind a Cisco 1710 security router. Vonage wanted to sell me a router, but I opted to use my existing router. Vonage was promoting a Netgear router.

    I'll contact Vonage to see if there is a way to access the ATA.
     
  18. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    I got the upgrade today and lowered my pack rate to 10ms. I'm able to fully dial now, but it still fails to negotiate. Any more suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  19. slideways

    slideways New Member

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    This may be off topic to the thread at hand. But can you run the Vonage line back through the main phone lines in the house?
    here's why I ask: my computer is in one room and my DTIVO (Philips) is on the other side of the house. So I'm wondering if I run the vonage back through the house phone lines if that would work?
     
  20. lairc

    lairc I need FOLDERS!!!!

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    Yes you can.

    michigantelephone.mi.org/distribute.html
     

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