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Posted on 2011-03-24
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Is there a SOHO VOIP Router with Wireless-N (with std 4 port Ethernet switch) out there? No, I do NOT want a MODEM - I just bought one. I am also looking for this combo router for about $75.

Of course I can buy a Wireless-N Router and a separate VOIP adapter for about $75, but I'd rather have one device.
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How about the Vigor 2930Vn ?
http://www.draytek.com/user/PdInfoDetail.php?Id=39

Draytek makes other models with 11n and VoIP ports, too.
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Thanks for the info Darr247. Unfortunately the cheapest Vigor router with VOIP and Wireless-N, the Vigor 2130Vn, is $170, and there seems to be no competition in sales - they are only sold at dsl-warehouse.com or at a more expensive price at e4voip.com

I guess my only alternative will be the separate devices, but I will wait a few hours for further responses.
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In case anyone else is interested, I have found the most reasonable value for this combo to be:

The D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme Wireless Router - 300Mbps, 802.11n (Draft N), 4x Gigabit Ports, available currently at TigerDirect.com for $61.98 delivered. This router has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating from 522 customers.
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The Grandstream HandyTone HT 286 VoIP Phone Adapter, available at Amazon.com for $34.99 delivered, and has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from 7 customers (no ratings below 3 stars).

This is what I plan on ordering, for a total of under $97, a little more than I'd like to pay, but $85 cheaper than the DrayTek Vigor 2110Vn at $182.49 delivered. On top of all this, the D-Link has Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, the DrayTek is only 100Mpbs.

I plan on ordering these tonight, if I don't have anymore reponses to sway me otherwise.
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OK, guys, I have ordered the equipment as mentioned above. Of course you can get a refurb Wireless-N router for about $28 delivered, so with the Grandstream VOIP adapter, you can get going for about $63 total. However, I don't like the idea of a refurb when it comes to sensitive electronics, so I'll pay the extra $34 and get something new, that has a proven track record. I'm not overly thrilled with DLink equipment, having a few issues in the past, however, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by over 500 customers, I'll take my chances.

I do appreciate Darr247's choice, and I understand DrayTek makes very reliable equipment, but spending almost twice as much on that choice is not an option for me. However, being in the SOHO IT design and implementation field, I will keep the DrayTek in mind for future customers, therefore I will award 100 of the 250 points to Darr247. Thanks!
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The dual-WAN features (with the option of using 3G/3.5G USB adapters as one of the WAN sources) of Draytek's lines have interested me more than the VoIP has, actually.  I have mostly gigabit equipment on my LAN now, but I fear it's going to be a long time before many need 1000Mb ports on their gateway routers here in the USA.  :-|
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My solution was the only one that was cost effective. See my comments above.
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