First of all .... I apologize if this is off topic / or not the right
group - but I am hoping that someone has the answer or can direct me to the
I just switched from Comcast to FIOS.
I used to have linksys cable modem <--> vonage motorola vt2442 <-a-> phone
lines, and <-b-> 16 port switch that has all the computers, printers, NAS
storage, access points, etc. Basically - with Comcast I was using the
vonage router as a router and it was connected to my phones.
I have verizon actiontec modem/router/wireless access point <--1--> vonage
motorola vt2442 <-a-> phone lines, and <--2--> 16 port switch that has all
the computers, printers, NAS storage, etc. Now basically - with Verizon
FIOS, I have the 16 port switch connected to LAN port 1, and have the vonage
motorola vt2442 connected to a LAN port 2, with only phones connected to the
vonage motorola VT2442.
All is working well - as I assumed it would.
My question is ... are there any ports on the verizon actiontec router I
need to open up to allow vonage to work correctly / better?
I swept thru the vonage help site, dsl reports, vonage forums. There was
only some reference to "IF you were having problems - open these ports".
There was no discussion regarding voice QOS for vonage device/router behind
another router. Also - no discussion regarding two way communication needed
for vonage updates or heartbeat communications / firmware updates, etc.
I called vonage tech support - and they knew less than the web site. They
suggested putting the vonage motorola vt2442 in the dmz off the verizon
actiontec router - but without any real rhyme or reason or explanation.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.