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BasicTalk Box™ (HT701F) Advanced Configuration

Configuration of your BasicTalk Box is typically not required for general use. However, if you are an advanced user, you can make some configuration changes using the voice prompt menu or the web-based interface.

See BasicTalk Box (HT701F) Telephone Adapter for general details on installation and troubleshooting instructions.


Set Configuration Options Using Voice Prompt

  1. Wait for the BasicTalk Box to power up.
  2. Pick up handset and dial ***.
  3. Enter the digits for your menu option. All options that you can edit are listed in the table.

All digit sequences have known lengths: two digits is used for menu options and 12 digits is used for IP addresses. If an IP address is less than 12 digits, you must enter zeros (0) for each set that totals less than three. For example, if the IP address is 192.168.0.26, it converts to 192168000026 and the decimal is not used.

Menu Voice Prompt Action

 01

DHCP Mode
 Static IP Mode

  • Press 9 to toggle the selection.
  • If using Static IP, configure the IP address information using menus 02 to 05.
  • If using Dynamic IP, all IP address information comes from the DHCP server automatically after reboot.

 02

 IP Address [IP Address]

  • States current WAN IP address.
  • If using Static IP, enter 12 digit new IP address. You must reset the box for the new IP address to take effect.

 03

 Subnet [IP Address]

 Same as menu 2

 04

 Gateway [IP Address]

 Same as menu 2

 05

 DNS server [IP Address]

 Same as menu 2

 10

 MAC Address

 States the MAC Address of the unit.

 86

 Voicemail

 States the number of Voicemail messages 

 99

 RESET

  • Press 9 to reboot the box.
  • Enter MAC Address to restore factory default setting.

Set Configuration Options Using Web Browser

The BasicTalk Box allows you to set basic configuration options through a web browser.  To do so, you must be connected to a local network with an IP address that is automatically assigned from your router or DCHP service.  Optionally, you can set a static IP address if required for your environment.   


Set General Configuration Options

  1. Obtain your IP address using the voice prompt menu.
    1. Pick up telephone handset and dial ***.
    2. Enter 02. The current WAN IP Address is returned.
  2. Enter the IP address in a web browser on a computer that is directly connected to same router.
  3. Enter the default password: 123.  General status information is displayed for your adapter.
  4. Click Basic Settings and update the following as needed:

    Option Setting
     End User Password  Provides general user access.
     Static / DHCP  DHCP is the recommended default configuration.
     Language

     Select a language:

    • English for IVR and UI menus
    • Chinese for IVR and UI menus
    • Spanish for IVR only

 

Set a Static IP Address

  1. Obtain your IP address using the voice prompt menu.
    1. Pick up telephone handset and dial ***.
    2. Enter 02. The current WAN IP Address is returned.
  2. Enter the IP address in a web browser on a computer that is directly connected to same router.
  3. Enter the default password: 123.  General status information is displayed for your box.
  4. Click Basic Settings and select Statically Configured.  You must enter the required IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Router as determined by your network environment or ISP.  DNS Servers are optional.
  5. Click Apply to save your settings.  Settings will be applied when box is restarted (rebooted).
  6. Click Reboot to restart the box.  If you are prompted to enter an Admin Level password, reset the box as follows:
    1. Remove the BasicTalk power plug from the power source.
    2. Wait a few seconds and then plug the BasicTalk power plug back into a power source.
    3. Wait for the box to power up.

Once you restart the BasicTalk Box, the Phone LED displays a green light. If the LED displays a slow blink, there are Voicemail messages.  If the LED is not lit, pick up your telephone handset to check for voice response messages and troubleshoot accordingly.

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