We changed our phone service to Vonage and so far it been working well with one exception. Since getting Vonage, I can no longer remotely access my computers (Screen Sharing and File Transfer) from the outside. I think it has to do with the router’s location to the Vonage box.
Right now our setup is like this:
Cable Modem --> Vonage box --> Router --> computer 1 --> computer 2 --> computer 3
I think I need to set up this way so the Cable Modem goes directly to the Router like this:
Cable Modem --> Router --> Vonage box --> computer 1 --> computer 2 --> computer 3
Sounds simple enough, but I think I may have to set up some port forwarding in the router and some other trickery to set it up this way.
I haven’t actually tried to reconfigure the set up, but I’ll try it soon.
Here are some other articles I found and will will read through once I have time: