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Master Geek

# 66455 19-Aug-2010 13:35
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I've just signed up with the Xnet Fusion service. As part of my sign-up process I told WorldxChange I was going to use a softphone and they assigned me an unsupported Asterisk profile.

I'm now intending to use my BlackBerry Bold 9000 as a SIP phone over Wi-Fi, if at all possible. I've downloaded and installed BlackVoib (, the only, as far as I can tell, true SIP client available for BlackBerry devices, The software is still in beta.

I understand BlackVoib is unsupported software (as is Asterisk) but had hoped I could get some advice about the few settings it has. Below are the settings and the values I think I should use but it would be great if someone who has a bit more experience setting up SIP phones could comment and make recommendations as to what these settings should be.

Please note that WorldxChange are yet to update the MAC address associated with my device; hence I have not been able to verify if these settings will work.

Display Name: Andreas (I don't think this matters what it I set it to.)

User Name: *********** (This is the [VFX].username but should I use my xport e-mail address instead?)

Password: *********** (This is the [VFX].secret but should I use my xport password instead?)

Domain: (This is the [VFX].host but should it be set to something else?)

Register with domain: True (I have no idea if this should be enabled or not.)

Outbound Proxy: (I have no idea if a proxy applies so I just left it

APN: internet (This is the default value, it is a free-flow text field. I have no idea if this value is even remotely correct.)

Use WiFi: True (I don't want to the client to be able to connect at all unless it is using Wi-Fi but I'm not sure this settings means, when false, "use Wi-Fi if available else use cellular", or, when true, "only use Wi-Fi".)

STUN Server: (I have no idea what this is so I just left it blank.)

SIP Debug: True (I enabled this to get some debug information while I'm trying to get connected.)

That's all folks. No more settings. :)

Any advice would be mostly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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  # 369811 19-Aug-2010 14:22
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You also need to enter a SIP AuthID. If the software doesn't support this it's not going to work.

AuthID's are part of the SIP standard however many SIP softphones and some devices choose not to support these as the vast majority of VoIP providers do not use AuthID's. From a security perspective however they add a significant additional layer of security to prevent SIP brute force attacks..

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Master Geek

  # 369820 19-Aug-2010 14:32
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Thanks! I'll contact the author and see if I can have this added.

By the way, does this mean the other values I have set are correct?


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Master Geek

  # 370029 19-Aug-2010 21:51
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I just came across this while searching the BlackVoib forums...

"BlackVoib uses the Display name as the user name and user name as Authorization name.

For example. If Display name is Ambrish and user name is Ambro, the sip 'From' header is as follows

From: "Ambrish"<>"

Would I be right in saying that "Authorisation name" is AuthID?

Knowing this, now consider the following...

Asterisk settings


MyVFX settings
username: E@F
password: G

Based on the above, what would be the correct settings for the following?

BlackVoid settings (0.751 beta)
Display Name
User Name

My guess is as followings...

Display Name=A
User Name=D

Does this seem right because I still can't connect? Could my router possibly be an issue? If so, how could I test it?

Also, am I right in saying that the MyVFX settings above have nothing to do with SIP?

P.S. WorldxChange have informed me that they don't require a device's MAC address when using the Asterisk profile.

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Master Geek

  # 370035 19-Aug-2010 22:23
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To try to diagnose my set-up, I downloaded X-Lite for Windows and got it to dial out based on the below settings (based on values from my previous post) but I couldn't hear the other end and the other end couldn't hear me. Dialling in didn't work. What could possibly be wrong?

Display Name=A
User Name=A
Authorization user name=D

P.S. I'm guessing Display Name could have been anything, but I didn't want to take any chances. 

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Master Geek

  # 370553 21-Aug-2010 03:38
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I've managed to get X-Lite for Windows to work calling out and calling in!

One of the main culprits was my router configuration but I also had to tweak one of the "hidden" X-Lite settings. Without the X-Lite tweak, someone calling in would not be able to get audio (but they could be heard on the X-Lite end).

With these changes, and by using the resolved address of the domain (i.e., using the IP address, not the domain name), BlackVoib now displays "Network started......." for some time before finally failing with "NR IDLE". I've also found out that BlackVoib's APN setting isn't applicable for Wi-Fi and can be left blank but otherwise the value I used was correct for my network operator (for a list of some operator APNs, see

Router Settings (ASUS WL-600)

Advanced Setup -- NAT -- ALG

SIP Enabled = False


Advanced Setup -- NAT -- Port Triggering

Name = SIP
Trigger/Open protocol = TCP/UDP
Trigger/Open port = 5060

Name = SIP-TLS [probably not needed]
Trigger/Open protocol = TCP
Trigger/Open port = 5060

Name = SIP-BFCP [probably not needed]
Trigger/Open protocol = TCP
Trigger/Open port = 5070

Bandwidth Management -- Bandwidth On Demand

VOIP/Video Streaming = True

Bandwidth Management -- User Specify Service

Name = SIP
Source IP address = IP address of A
Destination port = 5060

Name = SIP-TLS [probably not needed]
Source IP address = IP address of A
Destination port = 5061

Name = SIP-BFCP [probably not needed]
Source IP address = IP address of A
Destination port = 5070

X-Lite Settings

***7469 -> system:network:honor_first_codec = 1


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