07-26-2014 07:46 AM - edited 07-26-2014 07:50 AM
REALLY hoping someone out there has some insight on what to do for this problem, since Verizon so far has offered no help.
So we recently moved to an apartment and installed new FIOS service. I rely heavily on my VOIP soft phone (Cisco IP Communicator) for my work, but since we installed FIOS at our apartment, my softphone only has one-way audio (i.e., callers can hear me, but I can't hear them). Problem only occurs on this network, other networks work fine. Funny thing is.... I had FIOS at my previous residence with no issues whatsoever.
So far, I've tried the following....
So after troubleshooting and working with some IT folks at my work, it HAS to be either the router, ONT, firmware, or something else with Verizon's equipment coming to the building.
If ANYONE out there has experienced this issue and has some guidence on how to resolve it, I would be most grateful. As I mentioned, Verizon has been no help whatsoever. They sent me the same router, then sent a tech, and after I told the rep on the phone repeatedly that it is an issue with something blocking incoming VOIP packets, they sent someone out to check our phone jacks (???).
Thanks in advance!
07-26-2014 07:50 AM
my first thought is the pf rules, can you post make and model for both your phone and your vpn. which revision actiontec you have and what vpn software your using. also if you could post a screen grab of your pf rules, that would be helpful.
07-26-2014 08:15 AM
Here is the rule I tried (again, I'm pretty much a PF novice). My VOIP phone requires me to be on VPN, so I selected L2TP.
07-26-2014 08:17 AM
Also, the router is an Actiontec MI424WR, Rev.1
The softphone application on my computer is Cisco IP Communicator
07-26-2014 10:47 AM
Hi, try this.
Add one more rule, to that device, add the PPTP rule (it's preconfigured, you just use the drop down to select your IP and also the protocol - you might have to hit show more services to find the pptp)
Reboot your phone, and try it again
07-26-2014 11:02 AM
I found that rule and was able to add it.
After restarting Cisco IP Communicator and making an outbound call, still only getting one way audio, unfortunately.
Here is my PF config so far...
07-26-2014 11:06 AM
For some reason verizon has a hold on the image, so it will end up displaying I hope real soon. I can't see it yet.
When you added the one rule, did it add the GRE tunneling like my picture showed? it should have
07-26-2014 11:59 AM
Ok good, I'll try to look up your phone and see if you need any other PF rules, and hopefully our image file will load soon