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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 6:38:38 PM

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I just purchased the Linksys Phone Adapter with 2 Ports for
Voice-over-IP.

I intend to try it with the Vonage service, but I'd like to use it with
my own Asterisk PBX as well.

I assume that this is not a Vonage-specific product.

Has anybody out there tried it? Any comments?

The manual is geared towards very naive users, and it doesn't tell me
how to access the phone from a SIP server (username@host.domain?), how
to register, etc.

Thanks for any tips and pointers...

-Ramon F Herrera

ps: the Model is PAP2.

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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 10:02:23 PM

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>I just purchased the Linksys Phone Adapter with 2 Ports for
>Voice-over-IP.

>I intend to try it with the Vonage service, but I'd like to use it with
>my own Asterisk PBX as well.
>
>I assume that this is not a Vonage-specific product.

You assume wrong. The box you bought is almost always sold at an
artifically low price, to be made up from the monthly fee you pay
whatever VoIP provider subsidized it, usually Vonage. It's similar to
the $30 cell phone that would cost $200 without a contract for a
year's cell service.

If you want to use Vonage for outside calls from Asterisk, I gather
that it's not hard to reverse engineer the second line softphone that
Vonage offers, but their hardware is rarely cracked.

R's,
John
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 2:55:15 AM

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On 3 Jul 2005 14:38:38 -0700, "Ramon F Herrera" <ramon@conexus.net>
wrote:

>I assume that this is not a Vonage-specific product.

Google for PAP2-NA and see voxilla.com

It is available "unlocked" but you may find the web interface is
turned off or has an admin password in the Vonage implementation.

Phil
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Anonymous
July 4, 2005 9:38:22 AM

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Wow! I got it hardware reset :D 

PAP2 is very similar to SPA 2000.

Sekhar.
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 3:25:02 AM

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"Sekhar" <csekhar@gmail.com> writes:
> Wow! I got it hardware reset :D 
>
> PAP2 is very similar to SPA 2000.

Curious minds want to know, How did you get it to reset? is there a
clear-all jumper on the motherboard?

My first guess would have been that one needed to make a j-tag adaptor
and reset the predefined settings that way. I'll bet most items these
days can be reset / programmed this way.

-wolfgang
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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 3:39:14 AM

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"Wolfgang S. Rupprecht"
<wolfgang+gnus20050704T162052@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com> wrote in
message news:87y88mtar5.fsf@bonnet.wsrcc.com...

> I'll bet most items these days can be reset / programmed this way.

Usually with a reset button, accessed with a pencil tip or something. OR, if
you do have the IP address and the pasword, there usually is a factory reset
choice on the menus.
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 5:09:07 AM

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On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 23:39:14 GMT, "John S."
<john@mocha-n-micro-chips.com> wrote:

>Usually with a reset button, accessed with a pencil tip or something. OR, if
>you do have the IP address and the pasword, there usually is a factory reset
>choice on the menus.

or type RESET on the phone keypad with the IVR menu.

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Anonymous
July 5, 2005 10:10:20 AM

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Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 23:39:14 GMT, "John S."
> <john@mocha-n-micro-chips.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Usually with a reset button, accessed with a pencil tip or something. OR, if
>>you do have the IP address and the pasword, there usually is a factory reset
>>choice on the menus.
>
>
> or type RESET on the phone keypad with the IVR menu.
>
> Phil

Then hit the RETURN key.
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 12:06:42 PM

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Neither does PAP2 allow you to do a hardware reset through a hidden
switch accessible to a pencil nor allow you to punch in FACTRESET from
your telephone pluged into it.

This is how I did a reset on my PAP2:
I opened the box to find a two pin jumper for three pins available on
the board. I kept the device ON, (I used NONSTATIC gloves) pluged off
the jumper from the second and the third pins and connected it to the
first and second pins. Then I punched in "****" and "FACTRESET" and
then "1" on the telephone connected to the PAP2. It announced that it
did RESET successfully. I then switched of the PAP2 and reverted the
jumper back to its second and third pin position and closed the box. I
had the PAP2 unlocked!

Goodluck!

Sekhar.
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 4:59:59 PM

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"Rick Merrill" <jaynehm@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:M8adnfq_oqEQwVffRVn-pA@comcast.com...

>> or type RESET on the phone keypad with the IVR menu.
>>
> Then hit the RETURN key.

And on the telephone keypad, which key is that?
Anonymous
July 6, 2005 1:19:43 AM

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"Sekhar" <csekhar@gmail.com> writes:
> This is how I did a reset on my PAP2:
> I opened the box to find a two pin jumper for three pins available on
> the board. I kept the device ON, (I used NONSTATIC gloves) pluged off
> the jumper from the second and the third pins and connected it to the
> first and second pins. Then I punched in "****" and "FACTRESET" and
> then "1" on the telephone connected to the PAP2. It announced that it
> did RESET successfully. I then switched of the PAP2 and reverted the
> jumper back to its second and third pin position and closed the box. I
> had the PAP2 unlocked!

Thanks! I saw a bunch of jumpers on in SPA-3000 and wondered what
they did. Its nice to know that if I ever lock myself out I can clear
things again.

-wolfgang
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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 6:52:54 AM

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Where are said jumpers? Looking at pictures posted and mine, there are
no jumpers that I can apparently see.



Sekhar wrote:
> Neither does PAP2 allow you to do a hardware reset through a hidden
> switch accessible to a pencil nor allow you to punch in FACTRESET from
> your telephone pluged into it.
>
> This is how I did a reset on my PAP2:
> I opened the box to find a two pin jumper for three pins available on
> the board. I kept the device ON, (I used NONSTATIC gloves) pluged off
> the jumper from the second and the third pins and connected it to the
> first and second pins. Then I punched in "****" and "FACTRESET" and
> then "1" on the telephone connected to the PAP2. It announced that it
> did RESET successfully. I then switched of the PAP2 and reverted the
> jumper back to its second and third pin position and closed the box. I
> had the PAP2 unlocked!
>
> Goodluck!
>
> Sekhar.
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 2:40:50 AM

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.... I cant saw jumpers in PAP2 VON. Please post a picture looking the
jumpers.

Thesm
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 9:59:31 PM

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V34 (or U34) looks like a dummy grounding post. Looking at both sides
of the board, it's not connected to anything.
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 12:14:41 AM

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So, has anyone been able to find the jumpers on the PAP2 board?
Thanks.
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 1:51:06 AM

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The board is multilayered you would not see the middle layers. U34
apears to be a jumper location without the header. I believe the person
who posted this was already on the service also. Without a dial tone it
may be difficult to produce the same results. Any ideas? Anyone...

/dev/null/ wrote:
> V34 (or U34) looks like a dummy grounding post. Looking at both sides
> of the board, it's not connected to anything.
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 2:41:15 AM

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It looks like no jumer is really needed any longer. If you simply pick
up the line and wait thru all of the prompts and then the anoying busy
tones, at the end the busy tone will get louder for a few tones and
then silence. Now dial **** after which you will here "Configuration
Menu, bla bla bla" now dial 73738#. This is were I am it asks for a
password?
I have tried the serial # the MAC and a variety of other guesses. I am
thinking about hooking up my laptop and writing a little app. Anyone
have any insight on this password. It's not "ADMIN" either.
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 11:27:39 AM

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The jumper would only be needed to do a factory reset if you do not
have the password.
The question is:
Where is the jumper on that board?
July 19, 2005 2:59:14 AM

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haydenisland@gmail.com wrote:
> So, has anyone been able to find the jumpers on the PAP2 board?
> Thanks.


or is this a hoax?
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 10:00:23 PM

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In article <1121752754.645734.63650@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
haydenisland@gmail.com says...
>
>
> haydenisland@gmail.com wrote:
> > So, has anyone been able to find the jumpers on the PAP2 board?
> > Thanks.
>
>
> or is this a hoax?

I believe that someone is having you on.

The only way to "unlock" a PAP2 is to connect it to a network where you
control the DNS service, and trick the adapter into downloading a hacked
version of the configuration file, and then upgrading the firmware so it
doesn't keep trying to "phone home" for the locked-in configuration when
you place it on the live network.

No, I do NOT know how to do this, so please don't ask. If you want an
unlocked PAP2, buy a Sipura 2000. It is functionally identical to the
Linksys and isn't locked into Vonage, or whoever.
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 12:36:44 PM

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On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:00:23 -0700, John Nelson
<DieSpammerDie@njabl.org> wrote:

>If you want an
>unlocked PAP2, buy a Sipura 2000.

or just buy a PAP2 from a retailer.

Phil
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 4:43:15 PM

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You mean PAP2-NA right? :) 
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 12:15:11 AM

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In article <unvrd11rbds1fc57su9reat8p90iqbthm9@4ax.com>,
phil.thompson@spamcop.net says...
> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:00:23 -0700, John Nelson
> <DieSpammerDie@njabl.org> wrote:
>
> >If you want an
> >unlocked PAP2, buy a Sipura 2000.
>
> or just buy a PAP2 from a retailer.

We assume you mena the unlocked PAP2-NA model...

Nope. Not from a reputable retailer, anyway. Under the Linksys terms,
the PAP2-NA can NOT be sold at retail, as is. It must be sold configured
to, and in conjunction with, the seller's VOIP service.
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 7:16:15 PM

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In article <42e6d1ba$0$92979$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net>,
never@give.one says...
> John Nelson:
> >We assume you mena the unlocked PAP2-NA model...
> >Nope. Not from a reputable retailer, anyway.
>
> Nonsense. Have look here:
> http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/default_ShopGroup.asp?S...
> Regards,
> Martin

Ahem....

"Model : PAP2-UK"

....not "PAP2-NA". I suspect that the UK model is simply an NA with the
appropriate impedance and other values set for the UK phone system.

So pardon my U.S.-centric gaffe. Obviously, Linksys's reseller
agreements are different in the U.K.
!