03-05-2010, 10:39 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Hook the phoneís router in front of the computer or your router. That way the phone gets dibs on the bandwidth.
VoIP,email,web browsing, downloading files, videos, music, etc are all competing for the same limited bandwidth space.
Combine all that with the fact that many ISPís donít always truly deliver the bandwidth they promise and now that big data pipe becomes a narrow pipe trying to squeeze at that data through at the same time.
1) Buy the fastest service you feel comfortable paying for.
But, I have heard stories where the ISPís donít always deliver all that extra bandwidth you are paying forÖ. so what can your do but give it a shotÖ
2) Of all the data services, VoIP is a ďreal-timeĒ data service. It canít tolerate data bottle-necks like other data sources can. When your data pipe gets squeezed, VoIP suffers the most. VoIP canít tolerate dropped packets, or even delayed packets like other services can.
Sometimes we just canít have it all at the same time. Use discretion when you do heavy surfing and downloading. Try to make your VoIP calls during your data lulls rather than on the usage highs.
3) When you have a choice, use lower bandwidth VoIP Codec compression. Lower bandwidth, high compression Codecs are more bandwidth efficient and often provide better efficiency than the high-qualify Codecs.