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Can I use an old CallVantage VoIP router on Vonage?
May 2, 2014 12:52 PM   Subscribe

I have Vonage. I want to know if I can replace a broken VoIP router with an older VoIP router I used when I had CallVantage and if it will work, even as a temporary solution.

One of our dogs knocked over, stepped on, and broke our Vonage VoIP router. I'm not terribly upset since I've had it since 2006 and never upgraded. I can buy a new one from Vonage for $80 (and perhaps cheaper elsewhere -- I haven't shopped yet), but I'd have to wait until I get paid early next week to be able to do that. We've got cell phones we can use in the mean time.

From 2004-2006 I had AT&T CallVantage service (which is no longer available). When I ported my number to Vonage; Vonage insisted on sending me a new router, and AT&T didn't want their router back. So, I still have the CallVantage router (D-Link brand, don't recall the model number) in a box in my basement.

I see a way in my Vonage account to enter the MAC address of a router that has already been purchased. If I swap the broken router with my old CallVantage D-Link router, and enter its MAC address, will that work, even if only as a temporary solution?

I seem to recall Vonage insisting that I could not use the CallVantage router when I switched, but that was so many years ago that I might not be remembering correctly.
posted by tckma to Technology (2 answers total)
 
It probably won't work, but why not try it? The worst that can happen is that you'll spend 5 minutes configuring it and discover it won't work.
posted by ubiquity at 1:09 PM on May 2 [1 favorite]


Nope, didn't work. Guess I'll be ordering a new one.
posted by tckma at 6:45 AM on May 5


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