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    Default Massive issues with VOIPo service

    When I got the Grandstream adapter it was very bad quality -- there was static on the dialtone! After a few days the Grandstrem totally stopped working. I bought an Obi202 adapter that's much better quality but I am having issues with dropped calls and 1 way audio. Is there any way to fix it? When I call tech support they try to blame unrelated things like phone wiring and port forwarding.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    If your router has a firewall then yes it will be that causing your issues with one way audio. Call support and give them the model of your router and they will have a work around.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    I have other VOIP devices, none of which require forwarding 10000 ports to an embedded device with outdated firmware.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    Read my reply here and it might make more sense to you.

    http://forums.voipo.com/showthread.p...8482#post78482

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    Read my reply here and it might make more sense to you.

    http://forums.voipo.com/showthread.p...8482#post78482

    The solution is for someone running a commercial style router/firewall where firewall rules can be set up separate from the port forwarding functions. But look at the reasoning.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    I'm kind of confused. You state no port forwarding is required and go on to describe how to setup port forwarding. So I went ahead and setup port forwarding for 174.36.46.0/23 and 67.228.190.129/25.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    Go back and read it again. No where in that post did I tell him to setup port forwarding. In fact I told him to delete all of them. He is using pfSense as his router. I seriously doubt you are.

    The talk about static port setup has nothing to do with your device. Its something related to our particular router setups. Not one single SOHO router I know of randomizes ports.

    As I said-
    The solution is for someone running a commercial style router/firewall where firewall rules can be set up separate from the port forwarding functions. But look at the reasoning.
    What I am telling you is that your firewall/router combined with the way this particular voip works is what is causing your issues. I linked to the post so that you could see why your setup is not passing audio. But I told you here to contact support. I did not recommend any solution as I know nothing about your internet connection.

    Im simply showing you that your statement above "When I call tech support they try to blame unrelated things like~ port forwarding." is incorrect. It is not unrelated and they are not blaming the port forwarding but instead using it as a tool to cause your particular firewall/router to pass the audio to your device. Since most homeowner type devices like you buy at Staples or Walmart are pretty un-user friendly when it comes to opening firewall rules then support uses the next best thing which is to get the device to open its firewall to the audio streams by using port forwarding. If you don't like the solution then give a little more information about your particular internet connection and which RTP ports your new VOIP device is set up to use and maybe someone can throw some other clues your direction.

    Truthfully Im not a big fan of the Grandstreams either but most people including my accountants office seem to have real good luck with them and they help Voipo keep their prices where they are.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    I am using pfSense and always setup static-port NAT for the VOIP devices.

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    Default Re: Massive issues with VOIPo service

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    I am using pfSense and always setup static-port NAT for the VOIP devices.
    Then follow my guide on that link about setting up firewall rules to allow the RTP traffic to your device. Ive done this many times and none of my sites fail. If you need I will provide screen shots of what Ive done.

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