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Mark Atwood
Unplugging, replugging, spark, zap, crud.
Some time ago, my old Linksys WAP11 stopped working. So I got a nice new replacment Linksys WRT54G. But never bothered to take the time to set it up. I did this evening, and cleaned up some of my network cable snarl.

Unfortunately, while plugging everything back in, I blew up my Broadvoice Sipura SPA-1000. I had thought that the form factor of the DC plug side of a wallwart dictated the voltage, by some IEEE standard. That may be, but someone, in my pile of little plastic boxes, felt that adhering to such a requirement was beneath them.

Out came the stinky magic smoke.


So, do I buy a replacement SIP box, or do I figure out how to put a softphone on amsu. Or both?

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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kespernorth From: kespernorth Date: November 7th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Man, Broadvoice's products suck</i>. All the DSL equipment I've had that was made by them ended up getting replaced after it died a horrible death.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: November 7th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Broadvoice doesn't make any hardware, they are a VoIP service provider. If you buy kit thru them, the resell Sipura's VoIP boxes.

You may be thinking of Broadcom. And yes, their products suck. They suck mightily. Unfortunately, they have leveraged a defacto monopoly on cable modems. (A sock puppet of theirs wrote the spec, and another sock puppet runs the testing labs. When the testing and the spec disagree (and they do a LOT), the lab passes broadcomm stuff, and fails everyone else.)
mauser From: mauser Date: November 7th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, there's no standard for those little coaxial power plugs. And some of the less common ones are falling entirely out of use.

My solution is to get out the P-Touch and label each wall wart with the name of the piece of equipment it goes with.
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