What's it consist of?
- Comcast Cable Internet
- Vonage telephone box (they're running a $50 mail-in rebate special on the box at Circuit City, if you're in the market for Vonage services)
- Linksys basic 4-port router
- Apple AirPort Extreme (for wireless access)
Everything works great and I've got wireless excellent coverage throughout the house. The biggest drawback to a wireless setup is the battery life on my wireless computers; can you be truly "wireless" if you have to plug in to charge your battery every few hours?
The Vonage service is awesome! Took about 5 minutes to set up (ok, it took a little longer until I realized that the easiest way to install the Vonage box was outside of the router; I'm going to set up the static routes for Vonage traffic on my router this evening. Basically, had I read the instructions, I would have had a much faster installation time.) and I had a dial tone. I opted for the $15 per month plan that includes 500 minutes of calling, local and long distance. This is the first time that I've had a home phone in the last year and a half, but I can't beat the monthly price, so now I have one. Additionally, the Vonage box coupled with some wireless electrical system jacks will allow me to finally activate TiVo service.
Finally I can blog from home again, so expect the blog traffic to pick up a little bit.