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VOIP over EV-DO

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Just in case anyone with EV-DO is wondering, you can run VOIP like Vonage over EV-DO.

I have hooked up my Vonage and it is running sweet over my EV-DO USB modem, I have set the option to use low quality and it still sounds like a normal phone line.

I called my Dad in England and talked with him for 45 minutes and he said it sounded like I was in the room next to him! I am pretty impressed with Vonage  :smitten:

If anyone needs help setting it up, let me know.

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Impressive.

I would have thought the latency would be a bit too high for a decent voip call with any wireless data carrier.

My Sprint EVDO service generally has a ping time to anything on the web around 130-170ms.

sparky, post a "tracert testmy.net" and also a "ping testmy.net" back here.

I am curious if your wireless latency is better than what I normally get.

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Tracing route to testmy.net [74.54.226.166]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Gateway.mshome.net [192.168.0.1]

  2   137 ms   128 ms   105 ms  client-64-203-148-47.3g.ntelos.net [64.203.148.4

7]

  3   105 ms   107 ms   106 ms  216-12-9-177.unassigned.ntelos.net [216.12.9.177

]

  4   113 ms   106 ms   106 ms  gw-tridata.sync.ntelos.net [64.4.117.25]

  5   117 ms   105 ms   106 ms  10.242.16.126

  6   118 ms   112 ms   126 ms  10.242.16.9

  7   116 ms   112 ms   112 ms  10.242.16.78

  8     *      123 ms   112 ms  10.242.16.5

  9     *      107 ms   106 ms  10.242.16.1

10   143 ms   121 ms   119 ms  asbn-GE4-0-0.core.ntelos.net [216.12.3.65]

11   123 ms   119 ms   121 ms  ge10-10.br02.ash01.pccwbtn.net [63.218.94.85]

12   118 ms   119 ms   121 ms  theplanet.ge9-1.br02.ash01.pccwbtn.net [63.218.9

4.254]

13   150 ms   150 ms   148 ms  bd.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com [70.87.253.189]

14   155 ms   154 ms   153 ms  te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.87.253.22]

15   160 ms   154 ms   152 ms  te3-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com [70.87.253.126

]

16   160 ms   172 ms   152 ms  po2.car06.dllstx6.theplanet.com [12.96.160.40]

17   154 ms   152 ms   154 ms  a6.e2.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.226.166]

Trace complete.

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C:Usersdeano>tracert testmy.net

Tracing route to testmy.net [74.54.226.166]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Gateway.mshome.net [192.168.0.1]

  2   137 ms   128 ms   105 ms  client-64-203-148-47.3g.ntelos.net [64.203.148.4

7]

  3   105 ms   107 ms   106 ms  216-12-9-177.unassigned.ntelos.net [216.12.9.177

]

  4   113 ms   106 ms   106 ms  gw-tridata.sync.ntelos.net [64.4.117.25]

  5   117 ms   105 ms   106 ms  10.242.16.126

  6   118 ms   112 ms   126 ms  10.242.16.9

  7   116 ms   112 ms   112 ms  10.242.16.78

  8     *      123 ms   112 ms  10.242.16.5

  9     *      107 ms   106 ms  10.242.16.1

10   143 ms   121 ms   119 ms  asbn-GE4-0-0.core.ntelos.net [216.12.3.65]

11   123 ms   119 ms   121 ms  ge10-10.br02.ash01.pccwbtn.net [63.218.94.85]

12   118 ms   119 ms   121 ms  theplanet.ge9-1.br02.ash01.pccwbtn.net [63.218.9

4.254]

13   150 ms   150 ms   148 ms  bd.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com [70.87.253.189]

14   155 ms   154 ms   153 ms  te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.87.253.22]

15   160 ms   154 ms   152 ms  te3-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com [70.87.253.126

]

16   160 ms   172 ms   152 ms  po2.car06.dllstx6.theplanet.com [12.96.160.40]

17   154 ms   152 ms   154 ms  a6.e2.364a.static.theplanet.com [74.54.226.166]

Trace complete.

Pinging testmy.net [74.54.226.166] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 74.54.226.166: bytes=32 time=148ms TTL=54

Reply from 74.54.226.166: bytes=32 time=153ms TTL=54

Reply from 74.54.226.166: bytes=32 time=162ms TTL=54

Reply from 74.54.226.166: bytes=32 time=153ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 74.54.226.166:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 148ms, Maximum = 162ms, Average = 154ms

C:Usersdeano>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.60.37] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=115ms TTL=56

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=116ms TTL=56

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=121ms TTL=56

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=119ms TTL=56

Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 115ms, Maximum = 121ms, Average = 117ms

I did the testmy.net ping and it as you can see is averaging 154ms, I also did yahoo which is an average of 117ms, I did this as to show that latency to testmy.net is higher then yahoo so using testmy.net as a benchmark for my latency would be unfair.

The latency on most of my tests normally comes back low, not sure where testmy.net servers are but I did notice they are hosted on theplanet servers.

Anyway, when I am on a call I noticed no issues at all, it was like talking on a regular phone and seeing as this is sort of new to me and EV-DO I did some tests on data usage as I know some of you have a cap at 5GB, I also have this supposed cap but they do not enforce it.

Last night I left the EV-DO modem connected all night to see what usage it would do over night with just the vonage adapter using the service, I was surprised to see it sent out 1.2 Mb of data (Keep Alives) and received some 603Kb of data and this was in a 10 hour period. 

Even when on a call it was using 30Kbps and really did not use that much data in 45 minutes, I am unsure of the figures but it was very little.

No ECHO, No Dropping of packets, everything was clear to my surprise.

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