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garryk

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#91909 22-Oct-2011 15:16
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Ok, I've taken the plunge, ordered my Genius service, received the modem order placed at lunch time Wednesday, modem arrived (at 8am next morning! Impressive!), now just waiting to be connected (29th). In the meantime, I thought I would plan out my phone setup.

On our current PSTN land-line, we have a Panasonic KX-TCD540NZM base station, and I use two portable handsets one of Type KX-TCA150AZV and the other KX-TCA154AZM.

I  tried to pair each of these with the Genius base station, but initially couldn't do so. Cry

However, I could successfully pair the Genius handset with the Panasonic base station! Smile

Then, I deleted the pairing association between the Genius handset and the Genius basestation, and paired one of the Panasonic handsets successfully. Yay, at least they are compatible! Tongue Out

But I then couldn't pair the Genius handset with the Genius basestation without removing the pairing with the Panasonic first.   Both Panasonics pair with the Genius on their own. Frown

In the Genius setup menu, it seems to show that all 3 handsets are paired? But only 1 works?

Question: Is there something wrong with what I am doing? i.e do I need to wait until my voice service is up and running before I will get the Genius basestation to work with more than one handset, or is this a limitation of the product?

Anyone else able to shed any light? I am happy to trial more options.

I'm sure I'll get a working arrangement out of this, but just don't see why the Genius will only allow one handset at the moment? Maybe there's a software set limit, since the product only seems to ship with one handset? But then, why does the setup page seem to allow for 4 handsets?
 

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  #536460 22-Oct-2011 15:30
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I've heard of a number of issues with the DECT pairing. It's not a feature officially supported by iiNet who developed the hardware.

Despite GAP being a standard I've also encountered issues in the past pairing GAP complaint hardware from different manufacturers.




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  #536469 22-Oct-2011 16:15
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We have two handsets paired, the Genius one and a Panasonic Dect phone. Didn't try it until the service was up and running so cannot comment as to whether you need to be 'live' to do it I'm afraid.

 
 
 
 


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  #536532 22-Oct-2011 19:17
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Ok, thanks, at least it sounds possible to pair morethan one, and a mixture, of Genius and non-Genius handsets. What model is your Panasonic handset, if I can ask please?

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  #536540 22-Oct-2011 19:44
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It's a KX-TGA181NZ.  Took me a fair bit of button mashing to figure out how to link it to the Genius, it's an old model and I don't have any instructions for it.

IN the DECT setting part of the modem's interface it has up to 5 handsets.  On mine handset 1 and 2 say 'registered'.  The remaining 3 'not registered'.

There's a post on here a few months old now (from RonW if I recall correctly), where he paired quite a few phones to it.

Good luck!

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