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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:10 pm    Post subject: Having trouble with your refurbished Motorola MTA? Reply with quote Back to top

OK I am seeing more and more people sign up and are sent a Motorola MTA device. If they call our 1800 number and join, they aren't even given an option to choose which device. They are just sent an MTA refurb by default (lame)

The problem is that I am seeing about 6 to 12 times a day people's MTA's have timed out taking firmware, and then the problems start - everything from dropped calls, horrible audio, no internet, you name it. Most of these calls, the techs in India don't notice this which is inexplicable because the config page shows a big red flag...Sometimes I can fix it by downgrading the firmware, and if the device responds the way I want, I'll reload the newest version that had originally timed out. If not, I'll just keep it on the last version.

Sometimes, after a few attempts at reloading, the device will lock up and just blink dumbly, doing nothing ever again. Then an RA has to be issued.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have some problems with echo and static.
I did all the suggestions on the troubleshooting faq, to no avail. Bandwidth is not a problem since I switched over to FIoS 15/5MB before switching to Vonage. So I called Vonage and after trying to troubleshoot it for about an hour, the tech decided to send me a new Linksys RTP300. It should arrive today.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I sure would not want a refurbished adapter that someone viewed porn next to or spilled beer on.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I am sure the 'refurbishing' process includes wiping the unit down, and probably not much more. I know they don't actually open the unit up and look inside it, much less replace hardware.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Plug-in, Un-Plug Reply with quote Back to top

Dunno, though my refurb works great so far (5 days...) [KNOCK ON WOOD], though the referb process at the last place I worked was about the same... clean, test, reset, box

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