High Jitter

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High Jitter

Post by karnold002 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:01 am


I have a combo cable router box/modem. My Telo is plugged directly into modem.

When I do the phone speed test, I get very high jitter times. I power cycle the cable modem and things return to normal - for about 3 days. Rinse, repeat. When the jitter gets high, I get a squealing sound on my end - the other side hears just fine.

I've done everything I can do reading here - set the QOS, disabled the DECT, set the MAC address, etc. If I Google this, I see sites like http://www.ehow.com/list_7473646_tips-d ... -voip.html which seems to indicate it is a problem with the VOIP provider. Then there are other articles like http://www.ehow.com/how_2238303_deal-jitter-voip.html which suggest using a CAT-6 cable.

The latter also mentions a "jitter buffer" - anyone know about this on OOMA?

I've just opened a ticket with my ISP - and I fully expect the "deer in the headlights" response. But since recycling the cable modem appears to fix the problem, I suspect this probably is more of an ISP issue.

I've not yet contacted OOMA support directly - that's next on my list too.

Any other thoughts? My wife wants to go back to POTS. Thank you in advance!!

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Re: High Jitter

Post by lbmofo » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:16 pm

How old is your modem? If increased uptime is the only reason you see high jitter (not certain time of the day or night etc), I think it might be your modem. You can pick up a SB6121 for less than $75 from Costco or Amazon for less than $80 http://amzn.com/B004XC6GJ0

Of course, since your modem is also a router, you'd need to pick up a router. Worth a try given your alternative (POTS) is a new modem/router every 2 to 3 months (paying POTS bills).
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Re: High Jitter

Post by thunderbird » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Check your Modem/Router owner's manual and see if it has a reset procedure. If so do a reset of the the Modem/Router using the instructions in the Modem/Router owner's manual.

Note: some Modems contain a battery that must be temporarily removed the have a successful Modem reset or reboot.

If after the Modem Reset or reboot, if you continue to have problems, the Modem or Internet signal is probably defective. First try another modem.

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