Sign up

Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
Tomekaxali Posted:
Czy wiesz, co to
jest druk
banerowy? Jest to
rodzaj nadruku

In The Forum:
Rollupy reklamowe na czas u nas
On Apr 23, 2017 at 09:03:53

xing33 Posted:
In The Forum:
Vonage UK
On Apr 22, 2017 at 12:49:38

xing33 Posted:
In The Forum:
Vonage Canada
On Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45:21

diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
? Thanks!

In The Forum:
IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 07:42:33

jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality

In The Forum:
Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 12:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up

In The Forum:
Fax - Tivo - Alarms
Using phone as a dial up modem for Dreamcast Gaming
On Feb 15, 2017 at 21:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
In The Forum:
New adapter and router -- MAC change
On Jan 10, 2017 at 19:07:21

tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

DWSupport Posted:
After recent
Vonage update that
took place on the
4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with

In The Forum:
Voicemail Not Forwarding to Outlook Accounts
On Nov 10, 2016 at 12:23:26

peterlee Posted:
Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
Scarborough, Onta

In The Forum:
Vonage Canada
Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Carolyn Katz Elected to Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp.


Vonage Customer Reviews
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal

Vonage UK Review
Vonage UK Review

Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006
Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006

Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review
Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review

Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months

Vonage Reviews

Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage Forum Archive
Author Message
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Jun 12, 2007
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Lost connectivity w/ VT2442 device Reply with quote Back to top

Hello all, need some help.

I have a Vonage VT2442 Vonage device. Recently I was configuring the device by going to and had disabled the DHCP and changed the IP address of Vonage device to

My Vonage device is connected to my wireless laptop. Now I cannot go to either or

The cable that is connecting my wireless laptop and VT2442 is a regular LAN cable.

Do I need a cross-over cable to connect to

OR the device VT2442 comes with an option to reset the entire device configuration to factory default. The reset button at the back of the device didn't work....

Thanks in advance.

View user's profile Send private message
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 414
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Any particular reason you made those changes to your device? That is an odd address to use as a default gateway for you network and you don't mention using static IP's so you would need the DHCP server on. Easiest way to correct the situation is to use the reset button on the back of the router, it needs to be held in for about 12-20seconds(Vonage even recommends 30 seconds) to have any effect.

If this really doesn't work, then try to set a static IP address on your computer in the proper range and try connecting to the new IP address you assigned to it. Use the following settings for this:

As for needing a crossover cable, the answer is no, you would only need that if you were doing something like connecting 2 computers where the send and receive paths of the cable needed to be crossed to line up.
View user's profile Send private message
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Jun 12, 2007
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have received this response from Vonage folks. Do you think this will work. I have a wireless laptop and my wireless router is 2 floors below, so somehow I have to get my VT2442 device working (this is a non-wireless device). I thought somehow if I can this Vonage device internet via my laptop then this should work, so far it has not. Here is a guide from Vonage. Checked for the cross-over cable and it was around $45.....
Vonage says:
Here is what you can do:
1. Use a paper clip and push the little button (pinhole) next to the power jack at the rear of the Motorola box for minimum 10 seconds with the device plugged to the power. It will restore the default settings of the router.
2. Let's say you have Windows XP; Connect the Ethernet port of your network adapter with the WAN port of your Motorola with a cross-over CAT5 cable.
On the wireless network connection you should enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). You should allow ICS to automatically assign IPs or if you set static IPs you have to make the change to the router's interface as well.
You should pay attention to firewall settings as they may block the connection.
Best thing would be to try connecting a computer first with ICS and if you are able to get internet, replace it with the Vonage box resetted.
Network bridge connection in windows is not really a good idea, it connects two subnets and does not actually does what ICS does. I would recommend ICS.

If you won't be able to establish the connection it does not necessarily mean your Motorola has a problem. You can buy the wireless bridge from a store with a generous return policy, and try it. You may call our technicians to assist you.
Using the hardware should be way less hassle than ICS. (With ICS you have to keep your computer on)
View user's profile Send private message
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>

Joined: Aug 30, 2005
Posts: 4777

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That should work, but it's not a solution that I like, since it requires that your laptop always be on to maintain phone service. I would prefer to buy a wireless access point to connect to your wireless LAN and provide ethernet service to the Vonage box. That leaves your laptop out of the loop all together.

Steve Gray
Orlando, FL
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Vonage Service Plans

Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New susangw18
New Today 3
Yesterday 5
Total 100330

Who Is On Site
Visitors 141
Members 1
Total 142

Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value: 6.41
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search

†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See for details.

** Certain call types excluded. is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.

Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 3.56 Seconds and 398 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum