Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 108833 6-Sep-2012 15:51
Send private message

Hi Everyone,

So I have been googling and read like mad over the last few days trying to figure out the settings to make my orcon VoIP work through my SPA122 so I can retain my modem and network setup that I already have.

I talked to Orcon and of course they have no interest in giving out the details of what should be in the settings to make it work, they just want you to use their modem.  Pretty poor really, all I wanted was an email containing settings that I could pull what I need from.

Obviously tones and the likes of that aren't an issue its the actual settings for making calls, best I've managed was get dial tone, dial number then either nothing till off hook tone or off hook tone straight away.

Anyone tried to setup something similar with the orcon stuff or am I in for a lot of trouble.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.

Create new topic
Fully Operational
3343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1088

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  Reply # 682428 6-Sep-2012 16:13
Send private message

Use of other VoIP gateways/phones are not supported, so unless you can somehow obtain the login details for your account, you won't be able to make it work with another device.

Why not use the Genius?



4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 682439 6-Sep-2012 16:37
Send private message

Because I have a network setup already on my current modem/router which can handle fibre etc, and its alot of hassle to move all the settings over to that device. Also it only has 3 usable ports as one is reserved for fibre as opposed to mine that has a 5th port for that.

I have username and password its the other stuff behind it, yes its not supported as they choose not to give out any detail of the background settings which is silly really. 2talk and other companies at least give that detail out.

Why should you be forced to use that particular modem/router when other options are available.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
Fully Operational
3343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1088

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  Reply # 682443 6-Sep-2012 16:41
Send private message

wenier: Because I have a network setup already on my current modem/router which can handle fibre etc, and its alot of hassle to move all the settings over to that device. Also it only has 3 usable ports as one is reserved for fibre as opposed to mine that has a 5th port for that.

I have username and password its the other stuff behind it, yes its not supported as they choose not to give out any detail of the background settings which is silly really. 2talk and other companies at least give that detail out.

Why should you be forced to use that particular modem/router when other options are available.


Because it's an end-to-end product, a managed service, and that simplifies support; hence pricing can be kept competitive.  Not saying it's right or wrong just that's what it is, a black box (albeit a shiny one).



4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 682447 6-Sep-2012 16:57
Send private message

But they could happily supply the info so others can setup their own products.

26343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5918

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 682468 6-Sep-2012 17:25
Send private message

wenier: But they could happily supply the info so others can setup their own products.


Genius is a fully configured, fully end to end managed product. That's exactly why they don't make the settings available.

Just because something supports SIP doesn't mean it's fully compatible. There are often major significant differences between softswitches required to ensure devices work fully, and more importantly maintain Telepermit compliance.

If you want to use your own hardware go with a provider that allows a BYOD model.






4804 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1491


  Reply # 682483 6-Sep-2012 17:38
Send private message

wenier: But they could happily supply the info so others can setup their own products.


Perhaps they could, but probably not happily. They've chosen a model where they control everything from end to end. By not having to hand out details or provide support to anything other than their own hardware means the cost is predictable and kept low. Rightly or wrongly, it's the business model they have chosen.



4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 682507 6-Sep-2012 18:10
Send private message

just been playing around and found if i put a 1 at the start of a number I get a recorded message about the number not being in service instead of off the hook tone.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.