Friday, June 13, 2008

VoIP Ready?

Many of the problems experienced with VoIP usage can be blamed on the LAN. The things you need to look at are the following:

  • Inside wiring - cat3 wiring won't work any more. It maxes at 10MB in good condition. And most is not in good condition.
  • Are you using 100MB switches on full duplex or hubs or 10/100 switches set to half-duplex?
  • Do you have enough Internet bandwidth? And how many hops are you from the VOIP Gateway?
  • Does your router perform QOS or do you need an Edgewater?
Did I miss anything?

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