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Topic # 73842 23-Dec-2010 18:48
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To enable the VOIP function on the modem, you just need a few steps:

1. Download the B025 firmware https://broadband.vodafone.ie/download/files/HG556a_B025.zip
2. Login to the modem Username: admin / Password: VF-NZhg556
3. Flash the firmware according to this website to vodafone ireland webiste http://forum.vodafone.ie/index.php?/topic/2111-huawei-hg556a-software-update/page__p__12008__hl__hg556a%20firmware__fromsearch__1&#entry12008
4. Open an voip account with any provider
5. Under the 'Voice' menu, you should be able to enter the voip setting.

Risk warning: This firmware is provided by vodafone ireland. Vodafone NZ may not provide any technical support. It may do permanent damage to the modem if not flash correctly. Make sure you understand the risk before you proceed.

Hope that helps! Enjoy!

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  Reply # 421237 24-Dec-2010 08:41
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Might give that a go, although my router as plastic caps covering the line connectors..



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  Reply # 421315 24-Dec-2010 12:41
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make sure your modem is Huawei hg556a. It should be covered by 2 rubber caps that you can remove them.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 425952 10-Jan-2011 23:08
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Has anyone tried this?





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  Reply # 426997 14-Jan-2011 06:38
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You shouldn't have to upgrade any firmware for this.

There is a second login which gives you access to more features including VoIP setup - login to the modem using UN - admin and PW - VF-NZhg556

All this info is in the userguide included on CD with the modem. Vodafone dont support setting up VoIP though so goodluck - there are a lot of settings to config.

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  Reply # 427252 14-Jan-2011 19:28
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simon14: You shouldn't have to upgrade any firmware for this.

There is a second login which gives you access to more features including VoIP setup - login to the modem using UN - admin and PW - VF-NZhg556

All this info is in the userguide included on CD with the modem. Vodafone dont support setting up VoIP though so goodluck - there are a lot of settings to config.


I tried to set up the Voip but the phone jacks would only act as a pass through to the landline 
(Using the admin login to the router) 




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  Reply # 427378 15-Jan-2011 12:08
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Has anyone managed to get this working? I woud like to try this router with 2talk VOIP since Vodafone don't yet offer such a service. I am on naked DSL.




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  Reply # 427379 15-Jan-2011 12:12
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I tried the IE firmware it was SUCH a mission to get it setup. There is no easy wizard like the NZ firmware which allows you just put in your username and password.

Personally, I would stay away from it.





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  Reply # 427809 16-Jan-2011 22:58
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Okay, good news - I have managed to configure this router for 2talk and have an old handset plugged in and working. Have only tried outgoing calls so far but presume it works for incoming calls too.

I have left the firmware the same and just used the 'admin' login mentioned above.




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  Reply # 427810 16-Jan-2011 23:15
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paulspain: Okay, good news - I have managed to configure this router for 2talk and have an old handset plugged in and working. Have only tried outgoing calls so far but presume it works for incoming calls too.

I have left the firmware the same and just used the 'admin' login mentioned above.

What settings did you have in there? I never got it working... 




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  Reply # 430375 23-Jan-2011 23:30
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And everyone disappears... lol




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  Reply # 430378 23-Jan-2011 23:39
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I'll try and look up the settings when I have a moment. Actually there was nothing fancy, just filled in the various settings I could see. Which VOIP provider are you using?




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  Reply # 430381 23-Jan-2011 23:43
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paulspain: I'll try and look up the settings when I have a moment. Actually there was nothing fancy, just filled in the various settings I could see. Which VOIP provider are you using?

Thanks :)
2talk aswell, the free plan, wasn't gonna pay for anything until I definitely got it going.




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  Reply # 430394 24-Jan-2011 00:09
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Try the settings below (leave everthing else at factory defaults). As you can see it's very basic :

'Voice' Tab
- 'SIP' sub-menu
- 'SIP Server' section
- SIP Proxy Server Address: 2talk.co.nz
- SIP Registrar Server Address: 2talk.co.nz
- SIP Service Domain: 2talk.co.nz
- 'SIP User' section
- SIP ID: (your 2talk phone number)
- User Name: (your 2talk phone number)
- Password: (your 2talk password)

I trust that works for you.




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  Reply # 430395 24-Jan-2011 00:10
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Thank you very much :)
Will try in the morning




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  Reply # 430778 24-Jan-2011 22:29
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I get a dial tone now, but any number dialed does nothing except a fast tone, and dialing my 028 number takes me to voicemail.
2Talk says my number is online and active, any ideas?




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