Summary: I got this router from Best Buy when I decided to move my phone to Vonage. I have had nothing but trouble from day one. First, the phone service even sucked but some constant tweaking of the settings over a couple of weeks straightened that out. Now it works great, except for the wireless. The wireless connection sucks. It constantly drops out, resets the connections, and runs very slow.
Summary: Postings on other sites have reported noise problems with this unit. Noise is white noise, sounds like a hiss. I talked to a Vonage customer svc. rep (a capable one) on 3/25/05 about this, and he said the problem was caused by a faulty capacitor, which as batch of these routers were built with. This batch is no longer in production, and isn't being distributed anymore.
Summary: I purchased the Linksys WRT54GP2 to set up a wireless network at home for 2 desktops and 1 laptop. In addition, I wanted to use the phone ports with Vonage service. The router was very easy to set up with the instructions provided. Even setting up the wireless security options was easy. I've had my system up and running for 4 weeks now. The new Internet phone service and network operation is working great.
Summary: I was having serious issues with my network losing connectivity due to the Vonage Motorola VT1005V that came directly from Vonage when I signed up. Basically I was having to unplug the adapter 4, 5, 6 and some time more times a day. It was insane. I was able to get to my Linksys Router, and my cable company was able to ping my modem. But the adapter's light was on solid, just like it was working correct, only I had no dialtone on the phone and no Internet connectivity.
Summary: I've been a loyal Linksys router customer since 2001 when I purchased one of their first wireless products, the BEFW11S4. However, I've been sorely disappointed with this particular product. First off, I purchased the unit in late December 2004, meticulously filled out the rebate information, included all documentation that was requested, and mailed in the rebate form immediately.
Summary: I had already been using Vonage for about 6 months before I purchased this router. I had been using the Motorola VoIP device that Vonage sent me when I signed up. I had never heard any background noise before. In fact, my phone calls seemed clearer than when I had BellSouth. Now, with this device I hear "humming" or "static" in the background when I am on the phone. This happens on most calls, incoming or outgoing.
Summary: I have used this unit for about a month with my (non-Vonage) VOIP service in Ireland. It is a combination of a cable/DSL wireless router with 3 ethernet ports and a VOIP (ATA) adapter for 2 independent phone lines. So it is very compact. You attach it to your internet cable/dsl modem, and plug upto 3 devices (PCs, printers, etc.) via ethernet cables, and upto 2 analog phones via phone cables (for VOIP phone service).
Summary: Currently, you want to buy only a new unit. Vonage will not authorize for phone service any previously owned equipment used on the Vonage VOIP. I am a Vonage user and thought it would be nice to have this wireless router along with the VOIP. I bought a WRT54GP2 that was used for only 3 months by a former Vonage customer. The wireless router worked fine. When I went to have the MAC re-authorized for my use, Vonage refused to do it.
Summary: As another reviewer noted, the WRT54GP2 has a constant background noise that sounds much like a modem. There is no cure for this, and it is extremely annoying and unacceptable. The noise has nothing to do with the Vonage service; it is some kind of crosstalk generated inside the router. It happens even if nothing but a phone is plugged into the WRT54GP2. I replaced my WRT54GP2 with a regular WRT54G router and the separate Linksys PAP2 phone interface.