Hello to all.
I would like to ask a question. I am new to commercial wireless access points (Cisco and such). I have a new client that has 2 Buildings across the street from each other. This client is in a small farming community out in the middle of nowhere. Their original configuration had the two building networks connect thru the ISP utilizing a VPNand 2 public IP Addresses. The equipment for each side was a Netgear VPN/Firewall/Router which required each building to be on a different subnet (192.168.1.0 and 192.168.2.0). The Netgear boxes completed the Level 3 protocols and thus each side could talk to each other.
Over the past few years the ISP pipe for this connection has degraded to the point that a 5Mb pipe is only letting 1Mb through. The ISP is not willing to fix their equipment at this point. This being said the client purchased 2 Cisco 1572 Access Point which we configured to act as a root/non-root bridge. Once the bridge was connected we then went to put everything onto a single subnet (192.168.1.0).
The only issue is their phone system. The client is using a Samsung Officeserv 7100 to provide VoIP communications to both buildings. We went into the Samsung phone system and changed the IP, Gateway, and restarted the MP10 card. At this point the phones in the building where the main Samsung unit is housed work fine but the remote phones across the street can call out but can’t be called into. We put the phone system back on the old connection it works fine.
I have checked the old routers and can’t seem to find anything specific in the configuration to allow or disallow the VoIP traffic and I have always though that VoIP traffic is no different than regular network traffic.
So my question is does something specifically have to be done to allow the VoIP traffic over the wireless bridge? I appreciate everyone help. Thanks