For the past ten years I have worked from a home office full time. This has been the major motivation for my education in networking, and onward into VOIP technologies.
Since the middle of 2005 we have not used traditional land-lines (POTS) for either our home or office phones. Our transition to VOIP was not flawless, but with some lessons learned along the way the system has proven very reliable. Over the course of several posts I hope to pass on those lessons that have served us well so that others may also benefit.
The topics in the series are at present as follows:
- Some Installation Basics
- What is QoS?
- QoS Features in Small Routers
- Beyond QoS: Traffic Shaping
- Power Considerations
In the telling of this tale I will mention a number of devices many of which are not the current state-of-the-art. This doesn’t matter. I’m relating to you the actual devices I used. The principles will hold true for any similar current device.