Install FWD with the Sipura SPA-2000

The Sipura SPA-2000 is the most advanced telephony adaptor available on the market today. Its powerful administration facilities may appear complex at first look, but are relatively easy to use after a bit of learning. In this How-To, Voxilla provides step-by-step instructions on installing Free World Dialup for use with the Sipura SPA-2000.

With more than 70,000 users, FreeWorld Dialup (FWD) is one of the more popular
SIP-based telephone services. FWD is offered free of charge, and can be configured
with a number of different software-and hardware-based IP phones, including
the Sipura SPA-2000.

The Sipura SPA-2000 is a feature-packed Internet Telephony adapter that, unlike any other on the market, allows a user to configure each of two separate analog ports with two separate service providers.

The following instructions should have FWD installed on your SPA-2000 in a matter of a few minutes.

Instructions

To configure the SPA-2000 you will need to know its IP address. To determine the SPA-2000's IP address, do the following:

Using a phone connected to the SPA-2000, press the “*” key 4 times to turn on the voice menu on the adaptor. once the voice menu is activated, type “110#”. The voice menu will then read out the SPA-2000's IP address.

Type that IP address into your browser, which should bring up the SPA-2000's main configuration screen. You will need to enter the SPA-2000's administrator's advanced settings. Click on “Admin Login.” Now click on “Advanced” near the upper-right corner of the configuration screen.

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1. Select which line you want to install Free World Dialup on. The SPA-2000, unlike other dual-port telephone adaptors on the market, allows you to configure each of the analog telephone lines with different IP voice services. If you have signed up with the free VoicePulse service when purchasing your SPA-2000 from The Voxilla Store, you will only have the choice of configuring “Line 2” on this screen because VoicePulse will already be installed on “Line 1;”

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2. Select “Yes” for “Line Enable;”

3. The default SIP Port is “5060.” Under most circumstances, this is fine. However, if you have a pre-existing IP telephony device on your network, such as a Cisco ATA-186, which is already configured to use port 5060, use “5061” as your “Sip Port” on the SPA-2000;

4. The “Network Jitter Level,” a setting added to revision 1.0.12 of the SPA-2000 firmware, is aimed at correcting an audible click during certain phone conversations. Experiment with this setting if, after installing FWD on the SPA-2000, you hear extraneous clicking sounds in the middle of calls;

5. If your SPA-2000 is on a DHCP network, where IP addresses are dynamically assigned by a router, select “Yes” for “NAT Mapping Enable.” If you have assigned a static IP address to your SPA-2000 and you are not on a DHCP server, then select “No” for this field;

6.  If your SPA-2000 is on a DHCP network, where IP addresses are dynamically assigned by a router, select “Yes” for “NAT Keep Alive Enable.” If you have assigned a static IP address to your SPA-2000 and you are not on a DHCP server, then select “No” for this field;

Proxy and Registration area

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7. Set “Proxy” to “fwd.pulver.com;”

8. If your SPA-2000 is connected to a DHCP server, set “Outbound Proxy” to fwdnat.pulver.com:5082.” Otherwise, leave this field blank;

9. Set “Register” to “Yes;”

10. If your SPA-2000 is connected to a DHCP server, set “Use Outbound Proxy” to “Yes.” Otherwise, set this field to “No;”

Subscriber Information area

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11. Set “Display Name” to whatever name you want the receiving party to see when you call them over FWD;

12. Enter your FWD password in the “Password” field;

13. Enter your FWD phone number in the “User ID” field;

Audio Configuration area

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14. The “Preferred Codec” setting depends largely on your internet bandwidth. If you have a speedy broadband connection to the internet, using “G711u” will usually provide the highest voice quality. If your internet connection is slower — under 90 Kbps — it is best to choose a high-compression Codec such as “729a;”

Dial Plan area

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15. For FWD, set “Dial Plan” to “(xxx|xxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxx|1xxxxxxxxxx|*1xxxxxxxxxx|**1xxxxxxxxxx)” (omitting the quotation marks).

After entering the above settings, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Submit All Changes”. This will force the unit to re-boot.

After the reboot, the main configuration page will open. Check the “Registration State” under “Line X Status” (where X is the line you just configured). If the state is set to “Registered,” your SPA-2000 is now set up to work with FWD. If not, carefully follow the above steps again.

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