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Topic # 15292 14-Aug-2007 13:09
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I have a TelstraClear cable modem and am considering signing up to the Xnet/vfx service. The Linksys SPA2102 telephone adapter seems to be the appropriate router to use with a cable modem. It is sold either preconfigured with Xnet or Unconfigured.

The unconfigured mode costs more at many sites- why would unconfigured be more expensive?

Secondly if I buy the unconfigured version and set it up with Xnet does this give the option later of using it with a different service if I factory reset it?

Am I correct in assuming that the Xnet preconfigured model can only be used with Xnet whereby line 1 cannot be used with any other provider while the unconfigured model will work with Xnet but can be reset so line 1 can be used with another service - and this is why it costs more?

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  Reply # 82327 14-Aug-2007 13:17
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Can't tell you why it cost's more sorry, but the pre configured one have the details for picking up our configurations, saves you having to put them in,

yes Line 1 will be locked down for the duration that you are on our service and will be available if you leave...but why would you want to Laughing

Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink


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  Reply # 82344 14-Aug-2007 15:10
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maverick: Line 1 will be locked down for the duration that you are on our service and will be available if you leave...but why would you want to Laughing

Hopefully I won't want to leave. However you're saying if one does leave (because Xnet disappears) then Line 1 will be unlocked and be available for alternate use. This means Line 1 would be unconfigured and usable by others so I see no reason now to get an unconfigured SPA2102.


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  Reply # 82352 14-Aug-2007 16:07
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There are a number of overseas companies that also run their VoBB services on these same Linksys units, but will never unlock it for you.  On their services a factory reset also does not unlock it.  However, WxC will unlock it for you when you leave and I am under the impression that a factory reset will also unlock it.  Anyway, line 2 is always unlocked (originally it was locked as well and you had to ask for it to be unlocked).

To sign up to VFX you need to supply them your device's MAC address and they have to supply you with an internet address to enter into the device.  A preconfigured device already has the address entered so you simply have to give them the MAC address and it will work.  An unconfigured device should still be unlocked (not 100% sure), it only gets locked when you plug it into the internet and the device registers with VFX.

The unconfigured ones are more expensive because people think they can be used only on VFX and will pay more for an unconfigured one.

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