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Does Vonage require port forwarding?

Does Vonage require port forwarding?

(OP)
If the Vonage box is behind your router's firewall (home type router), do you really need to port forward? I read something that the Vonage box keeps the connection open to the Vonage servers so a port forwarding rule is not required.

The reason I ask is that someone wants to have two Vonage boxes and you can't port forward the same external ports to two different internal devices.

"Living tomorrow is everyone's sorrow.
Modern man's daydreams have turned into nightmares."

RE: Does Vonage require port forwarding?

Check out OOMA, it's a better deal. Been using them for 5 years, never an issue. and I love the blacklist feature.

RE: Does Vonage require port forwarding?

(OP)
Yeah, but need 2 phone lines and a dedicated fax line. Easier with Vonage.

"Living tomorrow is everyone's sorrow.
Modern man's daydreams have turned into nightmares."

RE: Does Vonage require port forwarding?

you can forward the next sip port so 5061 or something along those lines if neccesary


most ISPs you dont need to do any port forwarding but FIOS is one that you have to

RE: Does Vonage require port forwarding?

(OP)
Since my post, I have turned off the port forwarding on my router to my vonage box and it has continued to work inbound/outbound. It must do a keep-alive with the NAT firewall so that the (incoming call) connection will always be accepted.

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Modern man's daydreams have turned into nightmares."

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