Cable modem used for separate ISP and VoIP providers...
I use a motorola SBG6580 cable modem for my ISP service with RCN (the servicing cable company and ISP provider).
Generally speaking, is it possible to simultaneously use a recent model cable modem (such as the SBG6580) as both the cable
modem for the ISP provider (like RCN), and a VoIP terminal for a
separate external VoIP provider (like Vonage)?
It would be nice to do this because there's one less device
to worry about (and to power).
Thanks in Advance,
jimbopalmerTsar of all the RushersReviews:
|reply to nmvega |
If it was just a modem, yes.
The SBG6580 is a WiFi access point, router, modem, and firewall. This will complicate your connection.
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|reply to nmvega |
said by nmvega:As jimbopalmer said, the SBG6580 is a modem/router combo. I'm not sure what you mean by
is it possible to simultaneously use a recent model cable modem (such as the SBG6580) as both the cable modem for the ISP provider (like RCN), and a VoIP terminal for a separate external VoIP provider (like Vonage)?
using it as a "VoIP terminal". The SBG6580 does not have a built-in ATA.
However, there's nothing preventing you from connecting a Vonage ATA to your the SBG6580 via one of the LAN ports.
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It does not have a built-in ATA? I guess I mistakenly assumed so, since the SBG6580 is equipped with a RJ11 jack; though if I'm read the previous post correctly, that does not necessarily mean it is equipped with ATA hardware internally (correct me if I'm wrong).
As far as connecting my vonage terminal to one of the SBG6580 ethernet ports, that I already do.
But for the sake of saving a little on power, having one less device (vonage terminal in this case), and freeing up an ethernet port on the SBG6580, I was trying to eliminate the vonage terminal, and leverage the RJ11 jack on the SBG6580.
I stand corrected. My eyes deceived me, as there is no RJ11 jack, now that I re-inspected the device. Apologies.