This is not a tech blog, but when I spend time finding an answer to a tech question that Google doesn’t have, I’m going to publish it here.
I use Vocalocity for my office phones. It’s a voice-over-IP service. I have one extension ringing ing the downtown office, and one extension ringing at the same time in the Heights office. I also have various forwarding schemes set up for various times during the day.
I had an analog phone connected to Vocalocity at the Heights office via a Cisco SPA2102. It worked fine for a while, but lately it has been disconnecting outgoing calls after thirty seconds, which is inconvenient. So I ordered an Obihai OBi100 (Amazon link), plugged it in, and set it up.
Nobody had documented what to plug in where on the OBi100 setup page. So here you go…
This is Vocalocity’s “Devices” tab for the phone extension I wanted to set up. The blurred number next to “sip-” is my Vocalocity account number. The MAC address is that of the OBi100; I inputted it. The SIP/Authorization ID is Vocalocity-assigned:
Here’s the OBi100 setup page. The Service Provider Proxy Server is the “proxy” URL from Vocalocity. The user name is the Vocalocity SIP/Authorization ID. The password is the same on the Vocalocity page and the OBi100 page (6+ characters, at least one number and at least one uppercase letter):
I hope that someone finds this helpful.