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Internet Routers For VoIP

With VoIP providers like Aline, there are a couple of different Internet Router Options for VoIP. To ensure you have the best call experience, we suggest having one of these in your office.

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Recommended Routers

Preferred Router Option

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X & Ubiquiti access point

Firmware Flashing Required

  • No

Approximate Price

Recommended # of Phones

  • 20 or More Phones

Estimated Set Up Time

  • 20-40 Minutes

Dual-Band WiFi – WiFi supplied by access point

QoS – 

VPN – 

VLANs – 

Ethernet Ports

  • 5x Configurable Gigabite

Data Storage

  • No USB Port

WAN loading Balancing –

SPI Firewall – 

IPS/IDS – 

Content filtering – 

Telnet & SSH CLI – 

IPc6 Support – 

Option #1

Netgear WNR3500Lv2 Flashed with DD-WRT

Firmware Flashing Required

  • Yes

Approximate Price

Recommended # of Phones

  • 1 to 25 Phones

Estimated Set Up Time

  • 15-20 Minutes

Dual-Band WiFi – 

QoS – 

VPN – 

VLANs – 

Ethernet Ports

  • WAN – 1x Gigabit
  • LAN – 4x Gigabit

Data Storage

  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 1x – USB 3.0

WAN loading Balancing – 

SPI Firewall – 

IPS/IDS – 

Content filtering – 

Telnet & SSH CLI – 

IPc6 Support – 

Upgrade Option #2

ZyXEL ZyWall USG Series

Firmware Flashing Required

  • No

Approximate Price

Recommended # of Phones

  • 20 or More Phones

Estimated Set Up Time

  • 30-60 Minutes

Dual-Band WiFi – 

QoS – 

VPN – 

VLANs – 

Ethernet Ports

  • WAN – 1x Gigabit
  • LAN – 4x Gigabit

Data Storage

  • 1x – USB 3.0

WAN loading Balancing –

SPI Firewall – 

IPS/IDS – Limited

Content filtering –

Telnet & SSH CLI – 

IPc6 Support – 

Upgrade Option #3

New SonicWalls Known As SonicOS Enhanced

Firmware Flashing Required

  • No

Approximate Price

  • ~$300+

Recommended # of Phones

  • 20 or More Phones

Estimated Set Up Time

  • 30-60 Minutes

Dual-Band WiFi – 

QoS – 

VPN – 

VLANs – 

Ethernet Ports

  • 6x Gigabit Switch Ports
  • 1x Console

Data Storage

  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x – SD Card

WAN loading Balancing –

SPI Firewall – 

IPS/IDS –

Content filtering –

Telnet & SSH CLI – 

IPc6 Support – 

Upgrade Option #4

Cisco Meraki Cloud Routers

Firmware Flashing Required

  • No

Approximate Price

Recommended # of Phones

  • 20 or More Phones

Estimated Set Up Time

  • 30-60 Minutes

Dual-Band WiFi – 

QoS – 

VPN – 

VLANs – 

Ethernet Ports

  • WAN – 1x Gigabit
  • LAN – 4x Gigabit

Data Storage

  • 1x USB 2.0

WAN loading Balancing – 

SPI Firewall – 

IPS/IDS – 

Content filtering – 

Telnet & SSH CLI – 

IPc6 Support – 

List Of All Routers & Gateways 

ManufacturerModelCompatibility Status

2Wire/Pace

2-Wire and Pace Internet Gateways:
  • Provided by AT&T and other ISPs.
  • Models include but are not limited to:
    • Pace PLC 3801HGV
    • Pace PLC 5031NV
    • Pace PLC 5168NV-110
    • And other models
Incompatible.

Actiontec

CenturyLink C1000aServiceable (depending on model and firmware).
CenturyLink PK5000 & PK5000aServiceable (depending on model and firmware).
CenturyLink Actiontec Q2000Serviceable.
Frontier Actiontec F2250 Wireless VDSL Modem/RouterServiceable.
Actiontec MI424 SeriesServiceable.
Verizon Actiontec 1000 SeriesNot Recommended.
Verizon Actiontec 2000 SeriesIncompatible.
Verizon Actiontec GT784WN & GT784WNVIncompatible.
Verizon Actiontec GT704WGMore information needed.

AdTran

NetVanta 3200Serviceable.

Apple

Airport Extreme & Airport Time Machine:
  • 2013 to 2014 Models
  • Pre-2013 Models
Not Recommended.

Arris/Motorola

DG860More Information Needed.
Arris Comcast Xfinity TG852GIncompatible.
Arris Comcast Xfinity TG862G & TG862G-CT Gateway YN3720Incompatible.
Arris/Motorola Netopia 2000-seriesServiceable.
Arris/Motorola Netopia 3000-seriesServiceable.
Motorola/Arris NVG510Incompatible.
Arris/Motorola NVG589Incompatible.
Motorola/Arris SBXXXX (SurfBoard) Series Cable Modems
Motorola/Arris SBG6580 Cable GatewayIncompatible.
Time Warner Arris TG862G modemServiceable.
Time Warner Arris TG1672Serviceable.
Arris DG860Needs More Information.
Arris/Motorola DG860AServiceable.
Arris DG1670A modemServiceable.
AT&T Arris NVG595 modemIncompatible.
AT&T Arris BGW210-700 modemIncompatible.

Asus

Asus RT-series Routers — RT-AC68R, RT-AC68U, RT-AC66R, RT-AC66U, RT-N66R, RT-N66U, RT-AC56U, RT-N56R, RT-N56U, RT-N14U, RT-N16, RT-N16R, RT-N12B1, RT-N10+,& othersServiceable.
RT-Series routers running Asus Merlin-WRTServiceable.

Barracuda

Barracuda FirewallsServiceable.

Belkin

F5D, F6D, F7D, FDS, F9K Series, AnyIncompatible.

Buffalo

Buffalo DD-WRT RoutersRecommended.

Checkpoint

Checkpoint UTM FirewallsMore Information Needed.

Cisco

ASA-series and other Cisco IOS FirewallsServiceable.
Catalyst-series Managed Switches

Other Cisco Managed Switches (Layer-3, IOS)

Serviceable.
Comcast Cisco DPC3939BServiceable if bridged.
Comcast Cisco DPC3941BServiceable if bridged.
DDR2200Serviceable.
DPC3825More Information Needed.
Meraki M6x and Z1 Cloud Management
Cox Cisco DPC3829ADServiceable if bridged.
Cisco PIX506E Security applianceServiceable.
RV016More Information Needed.
RV042:
  • RV042-Hardware-Version-3-Only
  • Not the Linksys-branded RV042/RV042G
Recommended.
RV082Not Recommended.
RV110WNot Recommended.
RV120WNot Recommended.
RV130WIncompatible.
RV160Not Recommended.
RV180Not Recommended.
RV180WNot Recommended.
RV215WNot Recommended.
RV220WNot Recommended.
RV320Not Recommended.
RV325Not Recommended.
Cisco WRVS4400NMore Information Needed.

Comtrend

CT-5361T and CT-5611TMore Information Needed.

DD-WRT

Routers running the DD-WRT firmwareServiceable.

D-Link

DI-series – ***Not the DIR-series***Incompatible.
DIR-series and EBR-seriesIncompatible.
D-Link DIR-130Incompatible.

Draytek

DrayTek FirewallsServiceable.

Edgewater

Edgewater 200AE2Serviceable.

Frontier

Frontier Actiontec MI424 SeriesServiceable.
Frontier FiOS Quantum G1100 modemIncompatible.

Fortigate

FortiGate / FortiNet / FortiWifi FirewallsServiceable.

Fry’s

FR-300RTRServiceable.

Google

Google Fiber Network BoxServiceable.

Hitron

CGN3Incompatible.
CGNM 3552Serviceable.

Juniper

SSG-5Serviceable.

Linksys

‘EA’ series routersIncompatible.
‘E’ series routersServicable, but Not Recommended.
RV42 – Not The Cisco RV042/RV042GServiceable.
RV82 – Not The Cisco RV082Serviceable.
WRT120NIncompatible.
WRT150NIncompatible.
WRT160NServiceable, but not recommended, due to age. Can be flashed with DD-WRT.
WRT300NIncompatible.
WRT310NServiceable, but not recommended, due to age.
WRT610NMixed.
WRT54G-Hardware-Versions 4, 3, 2, 1.1, 1.0 running the stock Linksys firmwareIncompatible.
WRT54G-Hardware-Versions 6, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2Serviceable, but not recommended, due to age.
WRT54G2-seriesServiceable, but not recommended, due to age.
WRT54GS-seriesServiceable, but not recommended, due to age.
WRT54-series routers with DD-WRT firmwareServiceable.
X2000Incompatible.

Linux

General Instructions For Undocumented Linux FirewallsServiceable.
pfSense Linux FirewallsServiceable.
Shorewall Linux FirewallsMore Information Needed.
Sophos Linux Firewalls Servicable.

Luxul

XBR-2300 XenSmartIncompatible.

Motorola

The company Arris acquired Motorola.  See the Arris section at the top of this article for Motorola devices.

Mikrotik

Mikrotik RoutersServicable.

Netgear

Comcast Netgear CG3000DCR GatewayIncompatible.
Cox Cable Netgear CG3000D GatewayIncompatible.
DGND3700Not Recommended.
FVS-124G FirewallIncompatible.
FVS-314-seriesIncompatible.
FVS-318-seriesMore Information Needed.
Instructions For Many Netgear RoutersNot Recommended.
R4500Not Recommended.
R7000Not Recommended.
RP114Incompatible.
WGR614v9Not Recommended.
WNR1000v3Not Recommended.
WNR2000v1Incompatible.
WNR2000v2Not Recommended.
WNR2000v3Not Recommended.
WNR2000v4Incompatible.
WNR2500Incompatible.
WDNR3300Incompatible.
WNDR3400Not Recommended.
WNDR3700Not Recommended.
WNDR3800Incompatible.
WNDR3800CHIncompatible.
WNDR4300Not Recommended.
WNDR4500Not Recommended.
WPN824 & WPN824NIncompatible.

pfSense

pfSense Linux FirewallsServiceable.

SonicWalls

New SonicWalls:
  • With The White/Blue User Interface
  • Known As SonicOS Enhanced
Recommended.
Old SonicWalls:
  • With The Green/Blue/Gray User Interface
  • Known As SonicOS Standard
Serviceable.

Sophos

Sophos UTM – 9 Configuration

SMC

Comcast Business Gateway SMCD3G & SMC8014Recommended.
Comcast Business Gateway SMCD3G-NVIncompatible.

Technicolor

Comcast TC8305C GatewayIncompatible.
Cox Technicolor DPC3848VE (DOCSIS 3.0) gatewayIncompatible.
TimeWarner Technicolor TC8715 modemIncompatible.

Tenda

Tenda W268RIncompatible.

TrendNET

TEW-639GRMore Information Needed.
TEW-711BRIncompatible.
TEW-731-BRIncompatible.
TW100-S4W1CAIncompatible.

TP-Link

TP-Link TL-ER6020More Information Needed.
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND V2Serviceable.
TP-Link Touch P5More Information Needed.
TP-Link Archer C7 (AC1750)More Information Needed.

Ubee

DDW3610Incompatible.
DBW3611Incompatible.
Instructions For Most Ubee GatewaysIncompatible.

Ubiquiti

Edgemax EdgerouterServiceable.
Air Router HPServiceable.

Vizio

XWR100Incompatible.

Verizon

Verizon FiOS Quantum G1100 modemIncompatible.
Verizon Actiontec MI424 SeriesServiceable.
Verizon Actiontec 1000 SeriesNot Recommended.
Verizon Actiontec 2000 SeriesIncompatible.
Verizon Actiontec GT784WN & GT784WNVIncompatible.
Verizon Actiontec GT704WGMore information needed.

Watchguard

XTM Fireware Series FirewallsRecommended.
Firebox X Edge e-Series FirewallsServiceable.

Westell

Verizon Westell 6100-SeriesIncompatible.
Westell ProLine E90-6100 – Stock FirmwareIncompatible.
Verizon Westell 7500-SeriesIncompatible.
Verizon Westell 9100-SeriesIncompatible.

Windows Server

Windows Server:
  • Setup As A DHCP Server
  • DNS Server
  • And/Or Router
Serviceable.

ZyXEL

CenturyLink ZyXel PK5001zServiceable.
P660HWD1More Information Needed.
ZyWall USG-seriesRecommended.