IP Telephony/Data Network Integration

Hello Experts,

I have a project for a very small (2 Win 7 computers, 1 network printer and 2 IP phones with 3 lines) to design and build.

The computers will share a small fraction of data locally. The majority of the data will be processed, saved and backed up on a proprietary file management software on an internet server located off site.

Can I use 1 firewall to manage traffic of both voip and data without any problems?

Do I need to use 2 CAT6 cables to physically separate voice and data traffic, or employ 2 vans and only one wire?

Comcast is the Internet service provider.

Thank you in advance,

netsyssol
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Giant2Commented:
2 Win7 PC
VOIP
Cloud
2 IP Phone
Using CAT6 cable is the right choice.
I suggest to be confident that Comcast give you a real DSL (upload/download speed).
One firewall could be able to manage both kind of traffic.
By me, 2 vans could be better than 2 wires.

Remember to limit the data speed, because voip must be able to use more bandwidth than data.

Good job!
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NetsyssolSr. IT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the quick response Giant2.

The sales representative at Comcast gave me the wrong config of how Comcast is to provide phone service to the customer.

It is not a VOIP connection, rather an analog/digital modem. So voip traffic will not exist inside of the building. So, no need of a firewall to secure phones.

You answered my question and gave me great advice.

I am rewarding you the 500 points. Thank you. Netsyssol
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NetsyssolSr. IT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Quick and accurate response. Thanks Giant2
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