Friday, July 20, 2007

Configuring 2 lines with Innomedia MTA6328-2re & Viatalk

From . Presumably the same could be done for the other Gizmos as well.

Adam Nollmeyer commented on my previous post about the 2-line feature offered by Viatalk. I tried it out, and I am glad to report that I have a step-by-step guide on how to get this working.

Before I start - one caveat: for me, line 2 seems to take precedence over line 1. In other words, when someone calls me, the phone connected to line 2 rings, but the phone connected to line 1 does not! Same thing happens for call waiting - only line 2 gets the call. However, I am able to make calls from both lines simultaneously. This may be a Innomedia issue, but I am not certain.

Anyways, here is the step-by-step:

Step 1: Enable line 2 on the Sunrocket/Innomedia MTA6328-2re Gizmo.

a) Enabling the 2nd line is not available via the web interface - it is only available from telnet. Telnet to (in windows, you can do this by going to START -> Run. Type in “telnet″ and click OK)

b) Log in using the username ‘admin’ (all lower-case) and password ‘7UprUtew’ (case-sensitive).

c) Type in ‘Mp’ (without quotes, case-sensitive). This option will allow you the configure the phone ports.

d) Follow the on-screen prompts to enable both the ports. When prompted whether you want to save the configuration permanently, select ‘y’.

e) Power-cycle the gizmo by unplugging the power cord, wait 20 seconds, and plug the power cord back in the gizmo. At this point, your gizmo should have both lines up and running.

Step 2: Configure the second line

a) Go to and login using ‘admin’ and ‘7UprUtew’ as the username and password respectively.

b) From the menu bar, go to VoIP -> User Account. For line 1, your ‘username’ must be set to your 11-digit phone number (starting with country code 1). The password was sent to you by viatalk in the activation email. All other fields must be blank (user name, authentication ID, Hot Phone number). Select ‘No’ for the ‘Use hot phone number’ option, and ‘Yes’ for the ‘Fax T38′ option. Click the “Save” button.

c) Repeat step (b) above for line 2 and click the “Save” button.

Step 3: Reboot/Reset/Power-cycle everything

a) Power cycle your cable modem

b) Power cycle your gizmo (If the gizmo is behind a router, then power cycle the router, then the gizmo)

c) Power cycle the phone connected to Line 1

d) Power cycle the phone connected to Line 2

Now everything should be working! Try it out and let me know how it works. One forewarning: For the first few calls, both my phones were ringing. This issue auto-corrected it self after a few calls. So if this happens to you, just wait 10 minutes or so and try again.


Gizmo + Grand Central + Gizmo Project = Free Phone

First, sign up for the Gizmo Project at, which is free. That gives you a SIP account, which is the protocol VOIP phones use. Basically, it allows you to chat with other online instant messengers, but it also has SIP capabilities.

Then, configure your gizmo with the Gizmo Project servers since the gizmo uses the SIP protocol to communicate.

Then, configure Grand Central to forward all your calls to your Gizmo Project account.

Then, configure your Sunrocket account to forward all calls to your Grand Central number.

Now, when people call either your old Sunrocket number or your new Grand Central number, it goes to your gizmo, which rings your normal home phone. All incoming calls are free.

If you want to make an outgoing call, you can either pay $0.019 per minute, or you can do it for free (only during Grand Central's beta period) by going to your Grand Central account and adding someone to your address book and clicking the "call" button. This makes Grand Central call the person and calls your phone to connect the two, so it counts as an incoming call. So, you can make all outgoing calls for free.

Getting BroadVoice set on a sunrocket SPA-2102

Before you do this you will need to A) enable ADMIN access on the Spa, and B) log into the device.

A) from »···1E44F87/

Unlocking a Linksys SPA2102-R

On the Linksys, web admin access is disabled.

To enable it, pick up phone, dial * * * * then 723646# , when asked for password, dial 78778839# , when asked for value dial 1# then dial 1 to save.

Then, go to » , enter user and password.

If gizmo behind router, you also need to enable access from WAN side with option 7932# . Of course, substitute gizmo WAN address in above URL. To hear it, use option 110#.

B) Once logged in click on Admin Login then Advanced. Once the page comes back click on VOICE then LINE 1 (or 2). Images follow (click for full size):