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advice on upgrading routers

by Peretzdavidson / November 1, 2011 7:19 AM PDT

We currently have 3 Voip phones and a cable modem plugged into an older Netgear 2400N router. We frequently experienced dropped calls and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions to upgrade the router.

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First question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 7:31 AM PDT

Why do you suspect the router?

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advice on upgrading routers
by Peretzdavidson / November 1, 2011 12:26 PM PDT
In reply to: First question.

our internet phones are much newer than the router -- we have had the router for 5-6 years and it resets when the table shakes

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Which makes one ask.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 1:15 PM PDT

Why not place it where it does not shake?

Yes, you can replace it but there is less and less differences in the entry level routers. Some are had cheap such as today's woot.com
Bob

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VOIP Priority
by sunwatcher / November 2, 2011 12:56 AM PDT

VOIP needs priority over other devices on your network, otherwise your calls will drop no matter which router is used. The way this is accomplished is dependent on the VOIP service. Usually this means putting the VOIP adapter ahead of the router in your network. Another method is to adjust the settings on your router to give priority to devices/traffic.

Check your VOIP user manual for the correct way to configure your network.

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