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VoIP Hacks by Theodore Wallingford

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Hack #62. Tweak Your Sipura ATA

If you own a Sipura ATA, you've got a veritable softPBX hiding in that slick plastic enclosure. If only you knew how to set it up!

Sipura Technology, now a division of Cisco, makes some very powerful telephony devices. With hundreds of options and many potential combinations, literally thousands of possible configurations are available. While I can't cover them all here (for obvious reasons), I can give you a few examples to get your mind working.

Configure the Sipura by Dialing

Sipura's line of products has a powerful interactive voice-response (IVR) system built in that gives you administrative access to many of the ATA's features. In fact, the IVR will probably be one of your first experiences with Sipura's ATAs. The IVR (like the web interface) has quite a few options. Thankfully, Sipura publishes a user guide that details all of the available options in the IVR menu, as well as in the web configuration screens. In fact, so many options are available that the user guide was 87 pages long at the time of this writing! You can find this document in the Support section of http://www.sipura.com/.

After unpacking the Sipura and connecting the cables, you should pick up your phone and dial ****. This will connect you to the Sipura Configuration Menu. You will be asked to enter an option. But what option to enter? Table 5-1 will get you started.

Table 5-1. Configuration options for the Sipura, via IVR

Option name

Option name

Valid options

Notes

DHCP status ...

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