[TriLUG] vonage behind nat
Rock.Roskam at sas.com
Thu Mar 3 16:40:15 EST 2005
The only time I have had to move my vonage device in front was to apply a firmware update. Other than that it has worked well behind my nat device. I need to get QOS working better on my linksys router. The calls drop if I am uploading items like torrents or playing video games.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of David Rasch
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 4:35 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] vonage behind nat
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 04:31:28PM -0500, Matt Pusateri <mpusateri at wickedtrails.com> wrote:
> On Thu, March 3, 2005 3:55 pm, Wing D Lizard said:
> > Does Vonage work behind a NAT? I'm wondering if I can plug the
> > device into my home network. Does it require any special settings (
> > some web pages say 'it just works' and other say you need to forward
> > some ports)?
> > Has anybody tried taking the adaptor to a hotel that has broadband?
> > thanks
> > b\375
> I have heard the if you put vonage in front of everything so that it
> has the public address and then everything else is behind the vonage
> box, that it can then handle QOS better. But it is supposed to work
> behind nat as well. Obviously if you are nated behind a firewall that
> is blocking the required ports then you will be out of luck if you
> can't poke the proper holes through.
Vonage works just fine behind a firewall. I setup QoS on my firewall to ensure high-quality calls, but it worked pretty well even before I did that. The only time it suffered was when someone was downloading something at full speed or uploading something (uploading would pretty much kill the call).
More information about the TriLUG