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23rd July 2003 at 19:57 #24826cdnengrGuest
I wanted to check if anyone is aware of the procedure to configure/reset the cisco ata 186 to factory default so that I can use it with FWD. I got the ATA fro vonage, I had vonage service for one year and have recently cancelled. I would appreciate your responses.23rd July 2003 at 23:12 #24827nonameGuest
There is a way to do it by taking the phone offhook, on line 1, and dialing a number that spells something like “factrreset”
If you do a google search for “ATA 186 reset” you are likely to run in the dociment from cisco that explains how to do it.27th July 2003 at 18:29 #24828ata-unlockGuest
If it was used with vonage recently, you’re locked out. At the request of large service providers like Vonage they added a feature to the firmware to password protect the factory reset command. You’d have to ask Vonage for the password – which I suspect would be something like trying to get a cellphone unlocked.
I feel your pain – I’d planned other uses for my Vonage ATA at the end of this year and now it’ll be a paperweight.24th August 2003 at 11:06 #24829MohamedGuest
is it theoriticaly possible to reset Vonage ATA 18620th October 2003 at 02:50 #24830AMGRAGuest
If you wish to use it for another than SOME COMPANY with voice over IP service, you may need to unlock it first.
Resetting the Cisco ATA to Factory Default Values:
Step 1: Press the function button on the Cisco ATA.
Step 2: Press the digits 322873738 (FACTRESET) then press # on your telephone keypad.
Step 3: Press 3 on your telephone keypad to confirm that you want to reset the Cisco ATA, then hang up the phone.21st October 2003 at 19:19 #24831Mr ATAGuest
IS it posible to adjust the ata 186 so that u can configurate it when ur outside the same network.14th November 2003 at 19:47 #24832BigDaveDiodeGuest
The previous factory reset command will no longer work, as Vonage has requested that a password be installed at the firmware level before a reset can take place.
Now, apart from how sleazy this is for Vonage to do since the customer has purchased the equipment and should have control over it, there is a way to overcome this:19th November 2003 at 14:39 #24833lost_in_spaceGuest
The URL you gave doesn’t exist anymore (could be someone’s just messing with me) but I would appreciate it if you could email me the document for bypassing the password at the firmware level. Please send it to Voice4IP@hotmail.com.
Thanks in advance!28th November 2003 at 16:55 #24834SADGuest
I fail to reset by using 322873738#.What can be done.Is it possible to open cisco ata & …..
Thanx20th December 2003 at 20:54 #24835prozacGuest
Vonage locked ’em all, now they will unlock for $15 .
You could unlock even if locked, the encryption used on the file which is TFTP was very weak, and could be broken, notice I said could, cause as soon as it did get broken, cisco fixed it :-).
The way it works is that vonage will place a file on their tftp server which when u reset will get picked up and u get unlocked, or they will give u a 8 digit code to unlock it. Else use it as a doorstop
prozaz—am I dreaming29th December 2003 at 15:13 #24836mehta viratGuest
i want to insert my account and pin by phone, it is possible or not if possible how it is work?