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Topic # 22930 12-Jun-2008 12:19
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Ive just been given a Cisco ATA 186 - I assume this is fine for use with Xnet Fusion ?
Anyone running one - any issues etc I should be aware of ?

Only downer is that I need to track down a power adaptor for it.... 5V 2A anyone ? :)

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  Reply # 137597 12-Jun-2008 12:39
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It will work assuming you can configure it - it's not a device that is supported by VFX's auto provisioning.

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  Reply # 137666 12-Jun-2008 16:50
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sbiddle: It will work assuming you can configure it - it's not a device that is supported by VFX's auto provisioning.


Which means they won't let you connect it.




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  Reply # 137677 12-Jun-2008 18:30
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Find that a bit unfair then.... forcing me to buy only certain gear.

Ill find out soon anyway....on hold to helpdesk regarding my connection..........




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  Reply # 137680 12-Jun-2008 18:41
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Argh and what do I do ? Forget to ask LOL.........
More concerned about my line rate than the adaptor at this point I guess :) Oh well..




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  Reply # 137688 12-Jun-2008 19:10
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xpd: Find that a bit unfair then.... forcing me to buy only certain gear.



What, like Telecom only allowing telepermitted devices to connect to their network? :)

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  Reply # 137697 12-Jun-2008 19:34
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xpd: Find that a bit unfair then.... forcing me to buy only certain gear.


What, like Telecom only allowing telepermitted devices to connect to their network? :)

That's slightly different




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  Reply # 137708 12-Jun-2008 20:47
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xpd: Find that a bit unfair then.... forcing me to buy only certain gear.

Ill find out soon anyway....on hold to helpdesk regarding my connection..........


WxC have their resons for only allowing certain devices and locking the config's down. Nothing is going to change the way they operate.

There is nothing to stop you using iTalk or 2talk - the 186 will work on either of them.

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  Reply # 137766 13-Jun-2008 10:09
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mentalinc:
Fraktul:
xpd: Find that a bit unfair then.... forcing me to buy only certain gear.


What, like Telecom only allowing telepermitted devices to connect to their network? :)

That's slightly different

How is this different?

WxC certify all devices that connect to their network. This ensures the reliablilty and quality of their service.




Hmmmm

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  Reply # 137779 13-Jun-2008 10:49
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cisconz:
mentalinc:
Fraktul:
xpd: Find that a bit unfair then.... forcing me to buy only certain gear.


What, like Telecom only allowing telepermitted devices to connect to their network? :)

That's slightly different

How is this different?

WxC certify all devices that connect to their network. This ensures the reliablilty and quality of their service.


I see where youre coming from to a point.

But have they specifically stated anywhere that ONLY certified Xnet Linksys gear is allowed ?

From the Fusion pages :

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By employing either a Xnet VFX certified voice capable DSL router or adding an Analogue Telephone Adapter (ATA) to the router you already have,

To ensure a high quality of service, we recommend the following "Accepted Equipment" to be used with Xnet VFX

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So pretty much they dont say I have to use their certified gear. Im just on my own for supporting it, thats all.

Guess Ive answered my own queries on it now actually (and after doing a bit of research online).
Ill give it a shot, and if it works, sweet, if not then Ill look at the Linksys gear that Xnet recommend.

Im sure Maverick or another Xnet staffer will correct me if Im wrong.





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  Reply # 137926 14-Jun-2008 08:01
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In the "how it works" section under "what do I need" they list a couple of things including:
an "Accepted" Broadband Router with VoIP capabilities
That should make it clear?  But I agree it should be made cleared on the hardware page.




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  Reply # 137933 14-Jun-2008 08:39
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Ta for that.

But yeah, how about it Xnet, make it a bit clearer :)

So..... anyone want to buy a Cisco 186  ? ;)




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  Reply # 137940 14-Jun-2008 10:09
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Hi XPD,

arg the cisco 186 /188, there are a number of threads on why we only allow certified devices so I wount go back over it in detail, the recommended hardware primarily is Linksys as they had the best range of products that supported the same SIP stack, less interop issues for everyone, the device you have we looked at originally but it is rather old now and lacked a lot of support for serives we were looking to deploy, 

The biggest thing that we do is control the configs so we have to have processes in place to known the devices parameters etc, if we don't we will have no idea on how to support it, a single change in the device settings could have an impact on a service and that makes it very hard to support.

I will look at the wording for the device support, I thought it was pretty clear myself Innocent




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  Reply # 138012 14-Jun-2008 16:44
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Thanks for that Maverick.
While youre there.....  is there any further progress on porting non-Telecom lines to Xnet yet or is there still a wait on a final process to be put in place (or move back to telecom, then to Xnet still the fastest way) ? ie: IHUG homeline to Xnet Fusion.

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