- Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 10.1 x 10.1 cm ; 150 g
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
- Item model number: SPA2102-NA
- ASIN: B000FKP55K
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 25 2008
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,789 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Cisco SPA2102 2FXS VoIP Phone Adapter with Router
- Two 100BaseT RJ45 Ethernet interfaces (LAN-WAN) to connect to a home or office LAN, as well as an Ethernet connection for a broadband modem or router (WAN)
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Inexpensive, easy to install and simple-to-use, the SPA2102 connects a standard telephone or fax machine to IP-based data networks. VoIP service providers can offer residential and business users traditional and enhanced communication services via the customer's broadband connection to the Internet.\n
The SPA2102 features two POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) ports to connect existing analog phones, fax machines, or to a PBX system. The SPA2102 includes 2 100BaseT RJ45 Ethernet interfaces (LAN-WAN) to connect to a home or office LAN, as well as an Ethernet connection to a broadband modem or router (WAN). Each SPA2102 service line can be independently configured via software controlled by the service provider or the end user.
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After reading a few online reviews, I selected a highly rated provider who offered unlimited incoming calls for about $5 / month and outgoing calls for less than a penny / minute. Following their instructions, I was up and running in 5 minutes flat, placing my first phone call, and checking incoming calls with my existing landline. I will be porting my landline number shortly and give up Bell altogether.
The device sits behind my router with no performance degradation. There is no echo or clipping and the voice quality is excellent. It is best to keep the VOIP adapter separate from your router, as combo devices do not do routing well. Note however that you might be able to install Asterisk on such devices.
Though some providers offer this device claiming that it is unlocked, I prefer to buy it brand new (and obviously unlocked) and shop for VOIP service separately. I recommend this approach to anyone, whether it is VOIP or cell service you are shopping for.
This is an excellent device for VOIP first-timers. Note however that the unit does not support either the fax (T.38) or high-definition (G.722) voice codecs.
Call quality is superb and the interface to put in my settings is extensive to say the least.
There are 2 phone line ports on the back with each one having its own voip configuration capabilities which gives the user a ton of options for configuring voice options.
There are screen shots of the interface here;
I used this link to set the router and just subbed in my settings provided by freephoneline.ca and the router worked like a charm in under 5 minutes.
In this case is better to use your own router.
My only complaint is that you CANNOT update the device firmware from a Windows7 machine. I had to use my old Windows XP to perform the update.
Phone call quality is mostly good despite having limited QoS control. When you take the savings into account though, it's hard to beat moving to VoIP.
Having used and set up VOIP phone installations before, I knew they could be complex. Then I heard about Callcentric, checked out the reviews about them on dslreports, and checked out their website for installation instructions. Decided that I'd rather go with a Cisco/Linksys device (available for immediate shipping) rather than wait two to three weeks for them to ship me the Grandstream one which was about 20 dollars cheaper.
Lucky me - I received it the very next day after I ordered it! Living in Toronto has some major pluses, especially that it's close to the Mississauga shipping hub for amazon.ca!
In less than 30 minutes after receiving this device, I was up and running, following the generic Linksys PAP2 instructions (okay, I did have to also adopt one step from the SPA3102, to enable the WAN access) at callcentric.
No hassles, except for needing to figure out that I had to stop and restart (read, "unplug and plug back in") my wireless internet router after connecting the SPA 2102. And a little weirdness on the callcentric site when I purchased an incoming DID, but didn't realise that I also had to actually put funds into my account before I could actually receive calls on my home phone.
The actual device set up was maybe ten minutes.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The product is just as advertised and in perfect working order. The only thing I can criticize is the expedited shipping to Hamilton, ON took just over 10 days!Published 5 months ago by Fred Wimmershoff
Ordered this to use with "freephoneline.ca". Has worked perfectly since installation. No issues whatsoever.Published 17 months ago by Rob Moffat
Seems to work fine with FreePhoneLine.ca. Set-up parameters require some search on the web but all went fine. Recommended for anyone who wants to go to VoIP phone.Published 17 months ago by Alain
Works like a charm.
Easy to set up, everything was as advertised.
Now I am making my phone calls for the fraction of price.