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rcilink
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join:2003-12-15
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[PAP2] Unlocking Guide

Moderator note: The firmware attached to this post has been removed from the site due to a complaint from the legal owner of the original firmware. Although we can't tell for sure, it is almost 100% likely that the firmware that was posted here is copyright, and re-distribution without permission is therefore illegal. End moderator note

A BIG Thanks to Matt for this one...

Follow these steps and your Linksys PAP2 will be unlocked. Provider settings do not get erased.

Several assumptions:
1. you can get to the WEB interface and set the USER password.
2. Ideally, the device has never downloaded updates, or talked to the provider.
3. You have a TFTP server setup on your network

For this example, Assumptions:
PAP2 is at ip: 192.168.1.5
TFTP svr is : 192.168.1.110

OK, lets go for it:
1.  Put the following two files in the TFTP root folder.
2. Disconnect from the Internet (avoids downloading cfg files)
3. Boot your PAP2 in your network.
4. Browse to the web page of the PAP2.
5. In SYSTEM, set a User password of 1234
6. Click the SAVE SETTINGS button.
7. Refresh the link (you login with user and 1234)
8. modify the link to show (http)
http://192.168.1.5/upgrade?tftp://192.168.1.110/PAP2-SP2K.bin
9. Examine the status leds.. Power should turn RED when it is done.
Give it a minute or two, dont interrupt it.
10. Once red, point browser at your PAP2. (our IP in this example is 192.168.1.5)
11. Click the "admin login" link near the top-right.
12. Click the PROVISIONING tab and set PROVISION ENABLE=NO.
13. Click SAVE SETTINGS.
14. Now, modify the link to show (http)
http://192.168.1.5/upgrade?tftp://192.168.1.110/SP2K-PAP2.bin
15. Done. Your Linksys PAP2 will eventually reboot (2 blue LEDs) (BE PATIENT)
and you can click the "admin login" near the top-right. No PW needed.

This test uses specific firmwares.. These are not for any other use, so if you are looking for upgrade firmware for your PAP2, DO NOT assume that this will be them.. These are for unlocking your PAP2 unit.

Oh yeah. I was able to unlock two without any troubles.. your mileage may vary.

Again, Thanks Matt for all the work you put into making this possible.

mazilo
From Mazilo
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Lilburn, GA
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I reckon lots of PAP2 units will be unlocked and Vonage will have less customers after this ...


The Beer
I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
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Atlantic, IA
reply to rcilink
Ahhh reminds me of the good ol days of unlocking the ATA186's from Vonage

Tried to search back to 2002 and find when that mystery was solved too

mazilo
From Mazilo
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reply to rcilink
Once unlocked, please be sure not to perform any factory reset which will eventually relock the device.


q

@comcast.net
reply to rcilink
what is purpose of unlocking/???

REM

join:2005-05-12
San Francisco, CA
reply to rcilink
Are there any benefits compared to the unlocked dta-310 using asterisk.
Does the voice message light works? Stutter tone when you have new voice mail? better codecs?


voiplover
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join:2004-05-28
Portsmouth, NH
reply to rcilink
Makes me want to go out and get a PAP2 right now!

Thanks


DaSneaky1D
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reply to rcilink
For those that do not have a tftp server, you can find a free one at Solarwinds.net

»www.solarwinds.net/Tools/Free_to···_Server/
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KLH

join:2001-09-24
Vincennes, IN
I might go out and buy a vonage unit tonight.

RXWatcher

join:2002-05-29
Riverside, RI
I just picked up 2 at Staples..gotta love the Free PAP2 after rebates. There's a max limit of 5 per address with the mail in rebates.

-Jim


jjoshua
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said by RXWatcher:

I just picked up 2 at Staples..gotta love the Free PAP2 after rebates. There's a max limit of 5 per address with the mail in rebates.

-Jim
Don't the rebates require activation?


pap2

@146.145.x.x
reply to RXWatcher
Doesn't the staples rebate require you to sign up for Vonage service for 60 days?

I know the $75 visa offer definately does, but Circuit City's $50 rebate on the PAP2 requires you to sign up for Vonage.

rizzo2dial
Premium
join:2004-08-05
reply to rcilink
For those who can't find the PROVISIONING Tab in step #12, click the "advanced" link in the upper right hand corner. (This instruction should be included between steps 11 & 12).

Rizzo

P.S. Thanks Matt for the excellent discovery. Nice job rcilink compiling all of this into a format the whole world can use.

RXWatcher

join:2002-05-29
Riverside, RI
reply to rcilink
No, The Staples $50 rebate doesn't require it to be activated. The $75 gift card does.

-Jim


member679

@199.198.x.x
reply to rcilink
For you Canucks, the Staples $65 mail in rebate does require Vonage activation.

ssssteve

join:2000-11-10
Brooklyn, NY
reply to rcilink
Thanks a bunch rclink and matt.
I just unlocked mine and it worked perfectly.

Hilbe

join:2002-12-13
Fishers, IN
reply to rcilink
You guys think that I can use my parents already active account # ?
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hedwigdaowl

join:2005-03-20
Bloomfield, NJ
reply to rcilink
I am gonna try this tonight. just a few quick questions guys.

1)for the TFTP server - I put my laptop on the network and run a TFTP server on it, right?
2) How do I get to the web interface of the PAP2? Just type the its ip address in a browser?

thanks OP! I just bought 4 of these from my staples. gonna make money on these get free calling to my folks overseas!!


Econ2005

@cox.net
reply to Hilbe
Got a 2.0.9 firmware, and loaded the tftp server. However, when I try to upgrade firmware for the first time, it asks me to login as admin! I've changed the user password and logged in as user, but to no avail.

I'm trying to use the xml trick, but need more help setting it up properly. Anyone?


pap2

@rr.com
reply to ssssteve
i can't get it to work. is there a thread can hold my hand, step by step unlocking it? please help!


dumbguy

@rthfrd01.tn.comcast.
reply to rcilink
can anybody explain the step4:Browse to the web page of the PAP2.
I know my Linksys router IP is 192.168.1.1 and my TFTP svr ip is 192.168.1.100. Thanks.


ropeguru
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join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
in your web browser, such as internet explorer, put »192.168.1.1 in the address line.
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O_R

@nycmny.east.verizon.
reply to rcilink
wowww thank you Matt, Rcilink & DaSneaky1D !!!!!
it worked on the PAP2 I got from Staples (NY).
Admin w/o password!
now lets see If I can configure stanaphone with it.

If others need help, post details, I will try to help, but this step-by-step guide worked with TFTP (solarwinds.net) flawlessly on 2.0.12(LS) original firmware.

Regards,
O


all4jo
Hoser
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join:2002-02-10
Haiti
reply to rcilink
hey guys , what network can i use a unlocked pap2? im new to this .
thanks
Jose

hardly
Premium
join:2004-02-10
USA
reply to mazilo
Once unlocked, can you flash with Linksys PAP-2NA firmware?
If so, can you then perform a Factory Reset without worrying about it reverting to Vonage defaults?
Thanks

rizzo2dial
Premium
join:2004-08-05
The PAP2 and PAP2-NA use identical firmware. The PAP2 has different NVRAM values burned into the device than the PAP2-NA which is why a Master Reset reverts the device back to a locked Vonage adapter.

I tried numerous combinations of trying to reset the adapter (both while in "Sipura" mode and "Linksys" mode, switching back 'n forth between the firmware flavors).

It "Sipura" mode, a master reset acted like all "default Sipura" settings were loaded; however, once switching back to "Linksys" firmware, it was a locked PAP2 Vonage adapter again.

Rizzo


illek
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join:2005-03-23
Tulsa, OK
reply to rcilink
OK, just cleaned out the Staples stores in Tulsa. Unfortunately, only 6 were left. Will try it tomorrow and report back any problems.
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Hilbe

join:2002-12-13
Fishers, IN
reply to rcilink
Anyone have a good dial plan? I can't seem to get my dial plan right...
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happyvalley

join:2005-03-21
reply to illek
I just followed the instruction. but didn't work for me. somebody can help. thanks

I run tftp server on my laptop. unzip two files to tftp server root. then disconnect the internet from the router
then connect the pap2 to the router.
from my laptop, I can access the pap2's page at 192.168.2.3
my laptop's address is 192.168.2.4. add user's password 1234

step 1-8, no problem.

on step 9.
before I upgrad the PAP2-SP2K.bin, the power led and network led are blue. after upgrad it, the power led flashes for about 10 second, then back to blue again. never turn red.

11. still ask for password for admin.

I am running tftp server download from here. I doubt the fireware is not updated. how can I check if my tftp server is running OK.

thanks

Hilbe

join:2002-12-13
Fishers, IN
reply to rcilink
I think the files need a "-" in them.