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DO NOT perform this procedure if you are using the ATA186 with a currently connected provider. You WILL lose ALL configuration information for that provider, and will have to re-enter the information again in order to restore your service. I have included instructions that MAY work for re-enabling the ATA186 to use with Vonage, but keep in mind it will only work to restore your Vonage service.
TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVE VONAGE OR YOU MAY HAVE TO CALL THEM FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RESTORE YOUR SERVICE.
Also, keep in mind if you use this procedure, and then restore your previous connection settings, the original settings from your provider will overwrite anything you may have changed, and the box will once again be password protected with the information that is required for your service.
The following procedure will reset the ATA to its default config:
a) Take the phone off hook.
To get to the ATA186 web configuration page, go to »ipaddress/dev -- So if your router assigned your ATA186 an IP address of 192.168.1.100, you would go to »192.168.1.100/dev
To try and restore Vonage service, plug the following information in to the configuration page:
Keep in mind, DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I strongly suggest you DO NOT try this if you have currently active service on your ATA186. Since I cancelled my Vonage line, I have no way of verifying if this procedure for restoring the service will work or not.
Hope this helps anyone that was curious as to how to do it.
From a post by RickNY
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