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02 Jun 2008

Linksys VoIP ATAs Compared

I’ve been doing a lot of working from home lately, and that means spending a lot of time on the phone. Since I don’t have a POTS landline, and my cellphone is both expensive to use and tends to run out of batteries just when I need it most, I’ve been thinking that VoIP might make sense.

The main features I need are the capability to have two independent VoIP “lines” – one for me and one for the S.O. – and to integrate without too much fuss into my current LAN. I also don’t want to be tied to a single provider (e.g. Vonage, Comcast, Skype) or buy hardware that will become obsolete too quickly.

After doing a lot of comparison work myself, I found a nice page comparing all of Linksys’ VoIP ATAs. It claims, contrary to other sources, that the PAP2T can handle two simultaneous G.729 calls. I’m finding this more and more doubtful as I read more.

Right now I’m leaning towards the PAP2T, just because it seems likely to have the most people using it in the near future.

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