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Sending data traffic to one router and voice to another

Hi all,

New here and looking for some guidance. I have 2 routers. Both have built in modems and both have active broadband connections. 1 router will be used for data and the other for voice calls.

Voice and data will be sent down the same ethernet cables into Data Router, where I then need it to send all port 5060 traffic to Voice Router.

How would I achieve this without the routers conflicting etc?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Your IT staff

In reply to: Sending data traffic to one router and voice to another

Would put each in it's own LAN IP range. However only one DHCP server can be active per LAN so I can see why it would be a challenge to a new networker. Fix? Hire seasoned staff.

Other fix? Just make 2 physical LANs. Can be cheaper than knowledgeable IT staff.

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Could i not

In reply to: Your IT staff

Could I not just set up port forwarding on the Data Router and give the Voice router a static ip address? And port forward all 5060 to go to the Voice Router?

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If you could you would and be done.

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I'm unsure why you didn't do that in the first place since it's something you think would work.

Here I would not have gone that route as the added delay could be trouble.

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In reply to: If you could you would and be done.

I don't have the routers yet.. they are being delivered this week and I wanted to ask for some assistance before they come.

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My way

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Would be to place both on the LAN each in it's own IP range with the PC services router enabling the DHCP and manually entering the IP details for the phones. Folk tend to change out PCs so we want that to be automatic. The Phones rarely change so I can hard assign those.

Any IT staffer could pull that off but if they can't you need to ask them to get more training.

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