[oclug] POTS -> SIP providers in Canada?
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Mon Apr 25 16:03:00 EDT 2005
On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 12:27:54 -0700
Ross Jordan <rjordan at numb.ca> wrote:
> > On a side note, it is also quite annoying that you are unable, at this
> > point in time, to order an unlocked SIP+firewall+router box, such as
> > the Linksys WRT54GP2. Virtually every big name seems to have a
> > contract with a VOIP provider.. or only provide their hardware through
> > voip providers. I was forced to order 12 VOIP firewall/routers from
> > the US, from a company that providers you with a one month, $1.99 US
> > voip account.
> > In other words, I paid a $1.99 tax to get those routers.
> You can easily get a Sipura SIP adapter that is unlocked. I bought
> a Sipura SPA-2000 off ebay for $60 a couple months ago, and it has
> worked great (actually, I understand that several of the Linksys SIP
> adapters are using the Sipura IP internally). If you insist on a Linksys
> adapter, I've seen the unlocked versions (-NA) selling on ebay
I'm wasn't after a SIP adapter, though.
I was after an entire SIP+firewall+router box, so that SIP traffic has
priority. It is the _only_ reasonable way to assure quality of service,
for a home office, other than severely restricting bandwidth. You want
that SIP traffic to have priority right at your firewall/router/NAT box.
Cable modems and ADSL modems, their buffers, and an attempt to perform a
little quality of service, tends to result in 60% of the bandwidth for
traditional traffic. Not very nice. :( A combined solution is much more
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