QOS or more bandwidth

Spencer.Wood at dot.state.oh.us Spencer.Wood at dot.state.oh.us
Tue May 29 18:01:51 UTC 2001

We have done some testing of VoIP across a 802.11b wireless connection, 
and it appears to be pretty decent, but it really depends on the quantity 
of the wireless connection.  The biggest problem we have run across is 

Spencer Wood, Network Administrator
Ohio Department Of Transportation
1320 Arthur E. Adams Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43221 
E-Mail: Spencer.Wood at dot.state.oh.us
Phone: 614.644.5422/Fax: 815.361.0714 

Eric Whitehill <eric at botbay.net>
Sent by: owner-nanog at merit.edu
05/29/2001 01:42 PM

        To:     Bill Woodcock <woody at zocalo.net>
        cc:     RJ Atkinson <rja at inet.org>, <nanog at merit.edu>
        Subject:        RE: QOS or more bandwidth

I know of someone who is trying to do a VOIP system over a wireless
network - they are having limited success, but when they did some packet
switching magic, it seemed to help some, but last I checked they are still
having issues with it dropping calls and the phone system constantly
resetting.  Is VOIP really ready for such practices as to allow business
to totally rely on VOIP in this matter?

ok ok a little off topic ;-)


 On Tue, 29 May 2001, Bill Woodcock wrote:

> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 10:34:09 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Bill Woodcock <woody at zocalo.net>
> To: RJ Atkinson <rja at inet.org>
> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: RE: QOS or more bandwidth
>     >         Whenever I did the cost of deploying and managing fancy 
>     > and compared it with the cost of getting and managing more 
>     > it was always MUCH MUCH cheaper to get and manage more capacity
>     > than to mess with more QoS.
> We did one VoIP network deployment, and I tried each of the different 
> services in IOS at that time (about 18 months ago) both in the lab and 
> the field, and more bandwidth was the answer then.
>                                 -Bill

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