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  • Jlorenz
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    Originally posted by LonnieBear View Post
    Unless, as in my situation, you don't feel comfortable making those kinds of changes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! If the need for QoS presents itself, we'll call in a professional or I'll get some training.
    As Ez stated, its fairly straight forward. Many firewalls are as easy as adding ports, others a tad convoluted. Your correct though, if it isn't broke, I go by the mind set of get er done first, then don't worry about it. for me it is plan for the future as well.

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  • eazeaz
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    Qos

    Lonnie,

    are you using cisco routers? I can post our QOS config. It is really just a few lines of code. If it doesn't work right you can always just roll back (reboot the router without saving)........

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  • LonnieBear
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    It is imperative IMO to utilize QOS for any VOIP deployment.
    Unless, as in my situation, you don't feel comfortable making those kinds of changes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! If the need for QoS presents itself, we'll call in a professional or I'll get some training.

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  • Jlorenz
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    Originally posted by CWings View Post
    Has anyone implemented a Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Bridge to connect a remote site for both data and ShoreTel VoIP over that wireless connection? I have done this many times on our MPLS network to extend the data connection, but have not passed VoIP traffic using them.

    Secondly, would you really need QoS enabled on the bridge itself or could you use it in "pass-thru" mode, considering the core routers have QoS enabled?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Others may be able to answer the cisco question, I want to respond to the QOS question.

    It is imperative IMO to utilize QOS for any VOIP deployment. prioritizing ports, or in general a toss or diffserv will only help and never hinder. You want the best possible quality and OQS is a part of this

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  • CWings
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    Has anyone implemented a Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Bridge to connect a remote site for both data and ShoreTel VoIP over that wireless connection? I have done this many times on our MPLS network to extend the data connection, but have not passed VoIP traffic using them.

    Secondly, would you really need QoS enabled on the bridge itself or could you use it in "pass-thru" mode, considering the core routers have QoS enabled?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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  • LonnieBear
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    Wow, when you say 3mb wireless link, you mean as opposed to say, a 54mb link of a full speed 802.11g, or 100mb wired ethernet? I did not realize that Shoretel truly had such a small throughput requirement. I read the published throughput rates, but I had never thought that they were realistic. Now I can seriously proffer wireless as an option with some confidence. Thanks guys!

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  • VonZipper
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    Currently, I have the following-

    62 phones, and 6 are in a call center. This site is connected to me via a 3mb wireless link. We also use that same wireless for all data services such as EMR and so forth.

    20 phones and a 6 person call center. This site is connected the same as above.

    20 phones and 12 person call center, connected with a 10 m connection, mainly because it is the backup data center.

    All of these wireless connection connect back to the server site via a 100m wireless link.

    Overall, the above sites probably only take 45000 calls a month or so. We have yet to have any issues att hese sites with call quality or anything like that, and it is all a private network.

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  • LonnieBear
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    Wow, that is good to know. Thanks!

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  • eazeaz
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    100Mbit

    I doubt you could reach a point where 100Mbit connection would not be adequate. As long as you provide QOS preference to the phones.

    You could have like several hundred simultaneous calls going from site to site.

    I would put a shoretel switch at the remote site and all should be swell.

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  • LonnieBear
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    Wow. That is what we did with the analog line. Maintenance dug a trench and laid the cable and conduit. I have seen one of my friends that works for Sprint use a machine to splice a break in a fiber line. Didn't look like anything I would want to try! We are moving to a new location in approx. 18 months, so I know they will not want to invest too much on something we can't take with us.

    » Realistically, how many phones can you run on a solid 100mb connection?

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  • southeasternMI
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    Well the price per foot is not what is going to be expensive, it's the labor. If you do the work your self (maint dept) it shouldn't that bad; I would run it and then pay someone to terminate the ends and test. Fiber is not that fragile, espeacially the outdoor stuff.

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  • Forum
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    Originally posted by LonnieBear View Post
    Really? That is good to know that others have had success with Shoretel over wireless. I was really leaning toward trying it out to see how it performed, and now I will definitely present that as an option. As for fiber, I have no experience with it, but since everyone seems to agree its an option, it must be much more commonplace these days.

    I don't know the cost of Fiber, but I have doctors that run it in their houses, so it can't be that bad. Of course, these are 15,000 sq ft houses worth 2-3 million, but you get the drift

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  • eazeaz
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    Remote Office

    As a short term solution, you may want to look at an ethernet extender. I have not done a lot with them personally, but assume they would work like a shorthaul T1 modem. Most claim to be able to work over a single twisted copper pair.

    Patton Electronics Product Catalog - CopperLink™ Model 2172

    Many models claim to be able to get you very decent speeds at the distances you are running. Using something like that may buy you enough time to research fiber, or other long term solutions.
    Last edited by eazeaz; 04-14-2008, 08:09 PM.

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  • LonnieBear
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    Really? That is good to know that others have had success with Shoretel over wireless. I was really leaning toward trying it out to see how it performed, and now I will definitely present that as an option. As for fiber, I have no experience with it, but since everyone seems to agree its an option, it must be much more commonplace these days.

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  • VonZipper
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    We are running a few sites over wireless, well, 4 to date. We have not had any issues what so ever.

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