Lucent Superpipe 155...Help!
I just bought a Superpipe 155 off of a guy on eBay and, unfortunately, it didn't come with much in the way of documentation. What there is seems like it would be more useful to someone running Windows 98 (which I'm not).
I've been on ISDN since last summer, using a Toshiba TR-650. This forum has been unbelievably helpful. I honestly could not have gotten it to work without the information I found on this site. (Thanks!)
Now I've just had an additional ISDN line installed and bought this Superpipe 155 to bring my bandwidth up to 256. The problem is that I can't figure this thing out for the life of me.
The documentation that came with it wants me to use something called NavisConnect to set the router up. I've tried installing it, but it won't load (Java issues).
Is anyone out there familiar with this router, and could explain to me how I get it working in Windows XP? Baby steps, if possible. (I'm not entirely stupid, but I sure don't mind being treated that way if it gets this working.)
I appreciate any help I can get. I'm about to go nuts here.
I have a SuperPipe 155. It is currently out of service because I am now using an ISP-provided Cisco IAD. When I was using it, I never made an Internet connection with it on ISDN, only T-1. (I used the ISDN side only as two voice channels. I was going to use ISDN data as backup to the T-1, but then I was able to buy a slower DSL line for that purpose.) However, I do know how to access it for configuration, and once you get in, it is (text) menu driven. I never used the NavisConnect, and I know the Lucent support people do not either; I used to have a Lucent support contract.
What you need to do is connect a serial cable between its console port and a PC. Then you start a HyperTerminal session and do something like hit Enter or the space bar to get the SuperPipe talking to you. Once in, you navigate through the menus and fill in the information that relates to your connection and your ISDN lines. See if you can get as far as accessing the SuperPipe through the console port, and then see if the menus make any sense to you. I may be able to answer some questions about the menu items. If there is the ability via those menus to reset the defaults in the device, I suggest starting that way.
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I appreciate your help, jmcaruso. I'm sure I'll have a question or two.
Now I need to track down a serial cable. It's been years since I needed one of those.
I finally located a serial cable. I managed to get connected to the router and bring up the menu.
I understand most of the options in the BRI menu (SPIDs, phone numbers, etc.). Unfortunately, I'm lost when it comes to everything else. I'm not even sure where to enter my ISP's number, username, password...I also cannot figure out how to reset the router to its factory settings.
Man, the TR-650 was much, much easier.
Yeah, well the SuperPipe 155 does virtually EVERYTHING, so there are a lot of options to deal with.
What I can do is this: I will take out my SuperPipe at work and connect it up to my PC and see if I can give you any guidance on what to set where. Like I said above, I have never set up the 155 for ISDN Internet access because I was using T-1, but I learned enough about what the menus mean to give some tips. I won't be able to look at it until Thursday, though.
You up on the Toshiba for 128K in the meantime?
By the way, are you static or dynamic IP?
I don't know of any other routers that will do a four-channel MLPPP for 256K ISDN besides the SuperPipe 95, which is the same router less the T-1 WAN port, so you are stuck with the SuperPipe.
Yep, the Toshiba is working fine, and I'm running 128k for right now.
And I have a dynamic IP.
Again, I really, really appreciate your help. Thank you.
I found out how to reset it back to the factory defaults:
"To reset back to factory configs, first connect via serial console and Hyperterminal and get into full access security mode. Then get into diagnostics mode (Ctrl-D,D=diagnostics). Then type fclear then enter. Next type nvramclear then enter."
So that's where I am now, with a clean slate.