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mkcruiser14
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join:2002-07-20
Lena, WI

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[General] Info Please!

Do I need to become pingable to use any V0IP? I am having a hard time gettin my pc to accept pings Win XP Pro and Vista Home Premium.

pandora
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Outland
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I run a PAP2T and my router is not pingable, there are configuration options to keep the link to the SIP server open.
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voipMatt

join:2008-07-30
Birmingham, AL
reply to mkcruiser14
From my experience.... no.

But it does help from a service provider troubleshooting perspective

nitzan
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join:2008-02-27
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reply to mkcruiser14
Being pingable doesn't matter. You would however want to set the NAT options on your adapter (NAT mapping and NAT keep-alive) to on if such options are available.

Assuming you are behind a NAT router. (99% of residential users are)
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mkcruiser14
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join:2002-07-20
Lena, WI
reply to mkcruiser14
I did not see NAT in my settings on my ZyXEL X-550 XtremeMIMO Wireless Router

nitzan
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join:2008-02-27
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If your router is assigning your computer an IP address, you are behind a NAT router. (99% of routers are by default)


usa2k
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Redford, MI
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Re: [General] Info Please!

NAT is usually a non-routable IP range Like 192.168.0.1 different from what the router sees. »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network

So if your network uses internal addresses, then NAT uses your router's real world IP to talk on the web. (Sorry if this is already obvious!)

My point is a router refers to it as WAN(Routable) and LAN(Unroutable), but rarely calls it NAT.
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mkcruiser14
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join:2002-07-20
Lena, WI
Thank you for all the info I will check out my settings and go for V0IP.