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#22302 23-May-2008 09:27
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My problem is that my SPA2102 has just died.  At least, I think it has died because despite power recycling it a number of times, I cannot bring up the admin console and its light keeps blinking in a funny way.

So the question is what do I replace it with?  I don't see many PAP2Ts being sold - is it being phased out?  What would be the best value for my money given that I already have an existing router?  I am on a TelstraClear cable connection.  Any suggestions?


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  #132723 23-May-2008 09:40
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Linksys wrp400 is a very good unit, also depending on when and where you got the device you may be able to get your 2102 replaced




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  #132752 23-May-2008 11:17
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Hi Nairda,

If you PM me your email address I'll send you the 2102 revocery tool to try first before you go buying another unit.

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  #132761 23-May-2008 11:52
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maverick: Linksys wrp400 is a very good unit, also depending on when and where you got the device you may be able to get your 2102 replaced


I got the 2102 from Ascent, but that was back in 2006, so it has passed its one year warranty.  I also found that it was rather unreliable as a router, especially when torrenting as it would kill my internet connection until I rebooted the 2102.  Is the wrp400 better in this regard?



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  #132765 23-May-2008 11:59
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Yes indeed the wrp400 is a much better router, the 2102 is very basic and throughput is limited, as a Voice ATA it does the job well, the wrp400 is a much better router and throughput is not an issue.




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  #132768 23-May-2008 12:18
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Hi Nairda,


I tried to send the recovery tool to your gmail address but it got bounced back by them as illegal. Do you have another email address I can send it to?

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P.S I note you don't accept PMs?

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  #132775 23-May-2008 12:33
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maverick: Yes indeed the wrp400 is a much better router, the 2102 is very basic and throughput is limited, as a Voice ATA it does the job well, the wrp400 is a much better router and throughput is not an issue.


Thanks for the info.  I take it that if I buy one (i.e. if recovery of 2102 fails), I'll have to update VFX with the new MAC address?

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  #132776 23-May-2008 12:35
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yes indeed




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  #132806 23-May-2008 14:55
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smiles: Hi Nairda,


I tried to send the recovery tool to your gmail address but it got bounced back by them as illegal. Do you have another email address I can send it to?

Cheers,
Stephen

P.S I note you don't accept PMs?


GMail won't accept attachments with executable files in them. Rename the file by adding a .TXT extension and try sending again.

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  #133058 24-May-2008 20:32
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...or zip it!

To another poster - I just bought a PAP2T from C1 shopping mall at very good price (about $85 incl) (no personal interest).

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  #133071 24-May-2008 23:12
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Unfortunately, zipping it won't work, as GMail will check the zip file for EXEs.

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  #133090 25-May-2008 11:14
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photoman: Unfortunately, zipping it won't work, as GMail will check the zip file for EXEs.

Try zipping with a password ;)




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  #133192 25-May-2008 21:20
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Clever. Will have to give that a go next time.

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  #133208 25-May-2008 22:48
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Well I've tried the program Stephen sent me.  I'm afraid my 2102's light flashing pattern is not the same as mentioned on that program - long-short-short instead of short-short-short-long-long-short-short-short.  I guess that leaves me no option but to buy a WRP400.

However, I can access the IVR menu.  Does that mean it is not totally dead?  I've tried to do everything - factory reset, manually setting the options, all through the IVR - but when I hang up all it does is flash long-short-short and not respond to any requests to the web admin console.  Which I suppose implies that it is dead.

I hope the WRP400 won't have the same thing happen to it.


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  #133225 26-May-2008 05:52
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Hmmm sounds like it is dead if that recovery tool didn't work, the wrp400 is fine I run it myself at home and it has been running for abourt 7 months now with no issues, this is my own experience though Laughing




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  #133238 26-May-2008 08:50
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Yes, go the WRP400, I've deployed a few of these now, and seem to be the best unit (short of a true IP phone) thus far.




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