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externalremotephones [2020/06/08 11:17]
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externalremotephones [2020/12/09 15:58]
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    * **Asus** firewall/router/AP's are known working well in the field.     * **Asus** firewall/router/AP's are known working well in the field. 
    * **Linksys** firewall/router/AP's are known working well in the field.    * **Linksys** firewall/router/AP's are known working well in the field.
-   * **Ubiquiti** firewall/router's are known working well in the field. +   * **Ubiquiti** firewall/router's are known working well in the field. Bluntly: Our favorite! 
    * **D-link** firewall/routers are known working well in the field.     * **D-link** firewall/routers are known working well in the field. 
-   * **pfSense** takes some serious tweaking.  +   * **pfSense** takes some serious tweaking. Not working well. 
    * **sonicwall** may take serious tweaking, sometimes it just needs "persistent nat" set. https://www.sonicwall.com/support/knowledge-base/configuring-consistent-nat-network-address-translation/170505836533942/    * **sonicwall** may take serious tweaking, sometimes it just needs "persistent nat" set. https://www.sonicwall.com/support/knowledge-base/configuring-consistent-nat-network-address-translation/170505836533942/
  
-Example screen shot of configs for a Ubiquiti firewall: +We really like the Ubiquiti gear. Upgrading to an Edgerouter X has fixed many broken networks, and many customers are blown away that they are now getting the internet bandwidth they are paying for. We constantly say "use your WiFi router as an Access Point Only" and use a Ubiquiti ER-X.  
-{{::screen_shot_2018-12-21_at_7.53.41_am.png?400|}}+Note the Ubiquiti Dream Machine (all-in-one device) has serious problems with VoIP and we do not recommend it.  
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 +|Example screen shot of configs for a Ubiquiti ER-X firewall, note Hairpin NAT is Disabled.| 
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 +|Example screen shot of a configured Ubiquiti USG using their cloud config interface.  Note the 3 rules for port forwarding and that SIP CONNECTION TRACKING is ON [[https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/235723207-UniFi-USG-UDM-Port-Forwarding-Configuration-and-Troubleshooting]]|  
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 This works very well when all of the pieces are working well. The voice quality and responsiveness has been very good. //Or it's not.// Being on the fringe of mobile network coverage, or using WiFi behind a restrictive firewall (depends on your favorite coffee shop or other places) breaks things. The #1 issue in doing this is firewall quality and configuration at the main network where the Hello Hub is. Price doesn't seem to matter, we see "commodity" Asus, Dlink, Netgear and other routers work great, and bespoke Cisco and pfSense filewalls be a pain. And the other way around as well. Devices provided by the ISP (Charter, Comcast, etc..) that provide both a connection ("modem") and have a firewall managed by them are typically atrocious, mostly because they can't be controlled when needed. We highly recommend have a modem and firewall that are separate, or if integrated, one you can control. Our page on [[networkingdisasters|Networking Disasters]] is worth a read.  This works very well when all of the pieces are working well. The voice quality and responsiveness has been very good. //Or it's not.// Being on the fringe of mobile network coverage, or using WiFi behind a restrictive firewall (depends on your favorite coffee shop or other places) breaks things. The #1 issue in doing this is firewall quality and configuration at the main network where the Hello Hub is. Price doesn't seem to matter, we see "commodity" Asus, Dlink, Netgear and other routers work great, and bespoke Cisco and pfSense filewalls be a pain. And the other way around as well. Devices provided by the ISP (Charter, Comcast, etc..) that provide both a connection ("modem") and have a firewall managed by them are typically atrocious, mostly because they can't be controlled when needed. We highly recommend have a modem and firewall that are separate, or if integrated, one you can control. Our page on [[networkingdisasters|Networking Disasters]] is worth a read. 
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