I am thinking of switching to optik TV but aparently only the 15mb is avilable to me... (which seems weird to me because I'm currently on Telus 25mb plain internet). Will I still have 25mb with the 10 "reserved" for optik TV or is it really only 15mb which will slow down with TV use?
I am worried my voip phone service will be affected, we used to be on 15mb and when my son watched netflix there would be call dropout issues. Will I be able to use netflix & TV & phone together on 15mb? I know I could use Qos on my router but the stupid telus actiontec one required for optic has no Qos settings!
@Riko, if the line is capable of 25 Mbps, the user will be able to watch 3 HD, whether they choose the 15 Mbps internet plan or the 25 Mbps internet plan. The TV streams are on the same line, but they aren't limited to the internet plan. Voip is treated like regular internet traffic.
Ah, thanks Dr.Dave, I am still waiting for the 25Mbps be in my area. Sucks when I can't watch live tv when recording 2 programs. Hope Telus gets with it and keeps up with Shaw, in respect to speed and EXO recording up to 6 programs at once.
Hey did you end up using voip.ms with Optik? I'm thinking about making the switch myself, but a little nervous with the lack of other people on the same config and the Telus Actiontec router having to be the primary router without QOS (or at least I have no access to it).
Warren, I'm using a Obi 100 with the Actiontec here is AZ and it works great tying into Google Phone (for free). I'm planning on bringing this set up back to Calgary in the spring when I sign up with Telus. By the way I was downloading full bandwidth when I was on a call back to Calgary and the voice clarity was perfect.
I've been using a linksys pap2 (NA), set it up year ago and haven't touched it since. There is a nice guide for voip.ms for this particular unit and it really helps going through the very extensive setup menus.
The way I had the internet set up I had the installer run the line from the breaker box to my "nerve center" under the stairs... from there I ran everything around the house via cat 5. We just use a multi handset wireless phone so only 1 actuall phone line needs to be run to wherever you want the main base station.