May 7, 2008
I notice that most common videophone (VP) equipment being local next to router and modem. Few are willing to place VP for private conference such as in bedroom with wire (Cat5) around on floor. It makes thing look pretty ugly (messy). I asked, years ago, with several Sorenson staffs about if it’s possible to turn the videophone until wireless. The response were “No”, “Yes”, and “I don’t know, let me ask other technician”.
Well… Few weeks ago, I decided I want to set the videophone in bedroom for private conference. I found the answer through google that someone who claims he able to set his video with wireless gaming adapter. However, it been told that it can slow down. I believe that product that person have one may not good one. Or that person live in the big house that speed can havoc the speed. Make a research on gaming adapter device over online, I found and decide to get Linksys Wireless Gaming Adapter G (WGA54G). The review from vary website that show it’s good. Of course, it’s very popular for video game system such as Xbox. Of course, it never mention the ideal for video conference.
The step, I set up while I already have MY OWN WIRELESS ROUTER…
1. Add WEP or MAC address to allow connect WGA54G from the computer
2. Plug wireless gaming Adapter with Cat5 to videophone
3. Crossing finger for few second
Start with called Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) as test; it appears the video running smooth without lag. Impressive… So, I decide to try calling my friend in videophone with long-term conversation. There is no lag, too. I must say I’m glad it works great.
NOTE: I haven’t change anything on VP-200’s setting
• Wireless up to 100 feet CHECK
• Allow make incoming and outcoming call CHECK
• Free-lag within hour CHECK
• Private and alone in room 🙂 CHECK
NOTE: If you live big home, you would want either to have 802.11n wireless equipment or antenna boost for 802.11g. It’s bit expensive. Network security is important to protect your Internet from have someone steal it. Oh yeah, you also can set gaming adapter with VPAD for room to use. (not carry around)