Re: Vonage phone service on a network with Fedora... (MAYBE solved)

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On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Linus Ulrick<[email protected]> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Linus Ulrick<[email protected]> wrote:
>> Hello Everyone
>> I have just (for now...) signed up for Vonage phone service.  My system as is
>> was BEFORE I connected the Vonage V-Portal Phone Adapter was like this:
>> Two Fedora Linux systems connected to a router that is connected to a cable
>> modem that is connected to the Comcast cable that comes out of my wall.  We do
>> NOT have any other services from Comcast other than cable internet.  No TV, No
>> Phone, just Internet.  I have a dynamic IP address.  But, like with many of us,
>> it almost never changes.
>>
>> THEN I connected the Vonage V-Portal Phone Adapter like the instructions
>> specify.  In short, the adapter goes between the modem and the router.  Which I
>> am reasonably sure is the cause of my problems.
>>
>> I discovered after I connected the Vonage device that the IP address
>> that I have
>> had with Comcast had changed for the first time in a REAL long time.  So, in an
>> attempt to fix my ability to access the mail server on my Fedora 8
>> system from my
>> new system (Fedora 11) I changed the IP address on dnsexit.com to match the new
>> one.  This did not in any way change my situation...  So I had an idea: I
>> disconnected the Vonage device, probably did a modem/router power cycle and
>> rebooted my PC's.  Guess What?  My IP address changed AGAIN!  Any guesses on
>> what it changed to?  The exact same IP address that I had before I
>> connected the
>> Vonage adapter...  I wasn't exactly too suprised when my email setup started to
>> work perfectly again.
>>
>> So, my question is, has anyone with two or more Fedora/Linux systems on a local
>> network that is also running a mail server on one of the systems been able to
>> successfully connect the Vonage V-Portal Phone Adapter to their network and
>> still have their network function exactly as it did before the adapter was
>> installed?
>>
>> Your help is greatly appreciated!
>
> Hello Everyone :)
> First of all, thank you for your help so far.  I had the most amazing
> thing happen: I called Vonage, and the guy I talked to suggested that
> I just plug the adapter directly to the back of our router.  I just
> had my dad call our Vonage virtual number and not only did caller ID
> pick up his name and phone number, but he successfully(?) left a voice
> mail.
> So, everything is working SO FAR :)
>
> Thanks Again,
> Steven P. Ulrick
>
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