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7.2 Resources on the WWW
This page, provided by Brix Networks, allows a user to simulate a VoIP call to various locations around the world. Please note that this service uses a Java-based VoIP softphone and does not actually test your Primus TalkBroadband connection. However, the tests done can indicate whether or not your current internet connection is suitable for VoIP service.
got feedback?DHC Digital Telephony forums
These are VoIP dedicated discussion forums from Digital Home Canada--an excellent site for all things technology in Canada.
got feedback?BroadbandMarket Canada
From their website:
Officially launched in 2004, Broadband Market is the leading single point of contact for those seeking a Broadband related service or product in Canada. Our aim is to provide both home and business users with the most unbiased, informative and convenient service available.
got feedback?VoIP Troubleshooter.com
VoIP Troubleshooter.com contains information on how to troubleshoot VoIP problems, free online diagnostic tools and useful background information on voice quality and packet statistics.
This wiki site covers everything related to VOIP: software, hardware, service providers, reviews, configurations, standards, tips & tricks and everything else related to voice over IP networks, IP telephony and internet telephony.
This site offers free VoIP resources, including online bandwidth calculators, white papers, books, a directory and a forum.
got feedback?Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
The CRTC is an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
got feedback?Canadian Number Administrator
The mandate of the CNA (Canadian Number Administrator) is to provide a numbering administration service to the Canadian telecommunications industry under contract to the Canadian Numbering Administration Consortium Inc. The administration of Canadian numbering resources are under the regulatory oversight of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). CNA functions include central office code administration, the processing of applications for North American Numbering Plan (NANP) resources and other telecommunications numbering resources, and includes Canadian Steering Committee on Numbering (CSCN) secretarial duties.
got feedback?Local Calling Guide
Some very useful telecommunications information on this site.
This site contains local calling, area code, and prefix information for Canada, the United States of America, and other countries which are part of the North American Numbering Plan.
To identify whether or not a call you make will be local, click Local Call Finder on the index page of the site. You will then be asked to input the area code and exchange for your number and for the number that you will be calling. On the results page, along with other information, you will receive a Y or N indicating a local call or not.
The information provided is deemed valid for ILECs, but may not always be valid for CLECs or for wireless carriers. Primus would fall into the category of CLEC, so always check with Primus before assuming that the information provided on this page is correct.
got feedback?Understanding Data Throughput in a DOCSIS World (from CISCO Systems)
Before you attempt to measure the performance of a cable network, there are some limiting factors that you should take into consideration. To design and deploy a highly available and reliable network, you must establish an understanding of basic principles and measurement parameters of cable network performance. This document presents some of those limiting factors and then discusses how to actually optimize and qualify throughput and availability on your deployed system.
got feedback?firewalling.com/default.htm for a list of routers and how to configure them for various situations, including firewalling:
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