So I Got A Magic Jack

magic jack phone adapter

Times are tough so everyone is looking for a way to save money. I am no different. We have had very inexpensive internet phone service for years through Voicpulse. The price was great at $15/mo, and the service was outstanding, but I would rather pay $20 per year than $15 per month.

My sister had a friend who owned a Magic Jack but never used it so she asked her if we could borrow it. We picked it up one evening and brought it home. I am the tech savvy one in the family, but before I even got a chance to install it my wife had plugged it in and had it working within minutes. I was pretty impressed.

We’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I have to say the call quality is perfect. I don’t really care for the software that comes with it but I am going to remedy that. The software pops up a window every time you use the phone or when someone calls. I have found a way to suppress that, but what’s even better is I have found a way to get the sip credentials from the software so I can input those into my Pap2 phone adapter and use that. This will allow me to not always have the computer on (It’s always on anyway.) and still be able to use the phone, but it will also allow me to do some custom things that will fix a few things that bug me about the Magic Jack. For example, you can’t do 7 digit dialing with the Magic Jack (with their software). So every time you call someone in your area code you still have to dial the area code too.

One thing that concerns me is the company’s business plan. Is this company gonna rake in all the money it can by selling cheap phone service and when it stops making a profit decide to file for bankruptcy? I hope not but they have been around for a few years, so maybe they will do something to build customer confidence in that area.

All in all I am really pleased with the service and that’s why I am recommending it to anyone looking to save some money. This product can be a 100% replacement for your home phone service.

Update: I got my sip credentials using a program called Magic Jack Utilities. I then entered those sip credentials into my PAP2-NA (same thing as a Vonage Phone Adapter). I had to reset my PAP2-NA to factory defaults, but after that it registered and worked fine. I setup a custom dialing plan so that I don’t have to enter my area code for local calls anymore. It sounds great, and works great too. Reply to this post if you have any questions.

Update #2: You will also need to give your PAP2 phone adapter an IP address (take it off DHCP). After that you need to forward ports 5060-5070 in your router to the IP address you gave your Pap2.

Update #3: Magic Jack made some changes which disabled the use of an ATA/Pap2 and I was out of service for a month. Well, I had to use the USB Dongle for a month. However I recently found a workaround that someone posted up and I am able to use my Pap2 again. Read the comments for instructions.

Posted on February 19, 2009
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  1. Mario on March 15th, 2009 10:23 pm

    please help me configure my magic jack on my pap2-na
    I’ve been trying for days without any success. i already got my sip credentials using the magicjack applications but i mus be doing something very wrong or missing some settings.

    could you please help me.

    Mario

  2. Trai Davenport on March 17th, 2009 1:26 am

    Hey Mario,

    How about I post up a screenshot of my settings. First I would suggest resetting your pap2-na to default settings. For the Display Name I just used my phone number plus the area code.

    Edit: UserID is just E plus your phone number. This is the User ID that you get from MJSuite. It should be E + Your 10 digit number + 01. Just use whatever MJSuite gives you though.

    Take a look at the screenshot and let me know if you need anymore help.

    Click to enlargePap2 Magic Jack Settings

  3. AJ on March 20th, 2009 12:31 pm

    Thabks for the screenshot.
    But can you pls show all screenshots for all settings like “7 digit local dialing” and all?

    If you upload all settings, we wouldn’t bother you for each and every setting :) .

    thanks a lot once again man,
    AJ

  4. Trai Davenport on March 21st, 2009 2:47 am

    (<:1931>[2-9]xxxxxxS0|*xx|<911:19311112222>S0|1[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxx|<411:18004664411>S0|1900xxxxxxx!)

    This is my dial plan. This all needs to be one line. You should be able to just cut and paste the above to notepad and make your changes. (The formatting breaks it up into multiple lines here.) I changed my area code and 911 number but you should get the idea.

    <:1931>
    After “:1″ enter your 3 digit area code here.

    <911:19311112222>
    After “<911:1" enter your area code + your local Police Station phone number here, or ambulance service,etc.

    <411:18004664411>
    After “<411:" this is Google's 411 service (Goog411). It only works for businesses.

    1900xxxxxxx!
    This blocks all “900″ numbers from being called.

    You need to click on the Line 1 tab. Switch to advanced view and go to the bottom of the page. That is where you will be able to change your dial plan.

    *You either want to turn DHCP off on your PAP2-NA and assign it an IP (System Tab), or set it as a Static DHCP in your router. The reason you need to do that is so that your router will always be pointed to the correct IP of your PAP2-NA when your forward ports 5060-5070 in your router to your PAP2-NA’s IP.

    Hope that helps.

  5. Tato on March 24th, 2009 10:23 am

    Hello every one, thanks for all the information provided here, im planing to do the same and have a device Motorola vt2442 unlocked, I previosly used it with Vonage and is the equivalence of a PAP2 V2, until now I haven’t heard if the PAP2 V2 is compatible with this tecnique!! thank you every one and hope someone will clear this for me.

  6. Minh on March 24th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Hi Trai,
    I just bought the MagicJack recently and want to do exactly what you have done. But want to know what PAP2 that I need to get and does it need to be unlock in order to use with MJ.
    Thanks for all your helps.
    Minh

  7. Trai Davenport on March 25th, 2009 12:47 am

    @Tato
    The model number on the back of my device is PAP2T-NA. Yes, you need to have an unlocked device or know how to unlock it. New adapters of course come unlocked.

    @Minh
    Let me explain. If the device is not unlocked you have no way to enter your sip credentials. You have to have an unlocked device.
    Here’s a link where you can buy new Pap2.
    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=pap2&_sacat=See-All-Categories

  8. el gato on March 25th, 2009 10:34 pm

    Everything works wonderfully with my PAP2 but:
    Why? I always have to dial a “1″ (631) (###-#####) if local?
    there is something more to configure.? help me …

    When in usb modem (Pc) works well just mark (code and number)

  9. Trai Davenport on March 26th, 2009 12:09 am

    You need to change your dialing plan. I posted a response above how to do it. This is one of the reasons I use my PAP2 instead of the USB dongle. The other reason is because I don’t have to see that Magic Jack screen pop up everytime someone dials out or calls in.

  10. Rana on March 27th, 2009 6:31 pm

    I am using PAP2 for my majicjack. Its been working OK but recently it looks like it only receive calls for some time after I have made a outgoing call after that all incoming calls go to voice mail till I make another out going call. Any idea why its doing this?

    My settings are:
    DHCP yes

  11. el gato on March 27th, 2009 11:13 pm

    This solves my problem was that I was missing
    el mejor plan dial is goodd :

    (*xx|[3469] 11|0|00|[[2-9] xxxxxx|1xxx [2-9] xxxxxxS0|[2-9] xx [2-9] xxxxxxS0|xxxxxxxxxxxx.)

    gooddd 911,411 ,international *67, *81, los etc.
    no more pc
    goodbye friends and thank you for this blon bye

  12. el gato on March 27th, 2009 11:18 pm

    (*xx|[3469] 11|0|00|[[2-9] xxxxxx|1xxx [2-9] xxxxxxS0|[2-9] xx [2-9] xxxxxxS0|xxxxxxxxxxxx.)

  13. Trai Davenport on March 28th, 2009 1:55 am

    @el gato
    Glad it’s working for you. Mine works pretty flawless.

    @Rana
    You need to turn DHCP off and assign your pap2 an IP Address. You also need to forward ports 5060-5070 in your router to that same IP address.

    Most likely the MagicJack server can’t find your PAP2 behind your router. It’s finding it’s way out and connecting, but without those ports forwarded it can’t connect incoming (from the internet to your pap2). Forwarding those ports will solve this.

    Let me know if that doesn’t solve your problem.

  14. el gato on March 29th, 2009 1:27 am

    jejejeje
    my next project:

    D-Link DPH-540 Wi-Fi Phone VoIP 802.11b/g Sip
    Place your bets ….. jejjee

  15. Hussain on March 29th, 2009 9:49 pm

    Any chance you could help me out with a PAP2 V2? I have the SIP credentials but cant get this to work with my unlocked PAP2?

  16. Trai Davenport on March 30th, 2009 1:23 am

    @el gato
    I am sure it will work. I have heard of people getting Magic Jack to work on an IPhone with a sip client and also the IPod Touch.

  17. Trai Davenport on March 30th, 2009 1:25 am

    @Hussain
    You should be able to follow the directions in the post and in the comments and get it working. Feel free to post any specific questions you have and I’ll try to answer them.

  18. Cris on March 31st, 2009 4:42 am

    MythTV MYTHTV

    Anyone know how to configure the
    MagicJack in MythTV?

    I have all teh SIP settings but it is not working. I do not think I am adding the info correctly.

    Please help?

  19. john on March 31st, 2009 8:14 am

    Hello Trai Davenport

    I have a majicjack i love it and it works great. I didn’t know there’s a way of using it without a computer until i found this blog. I want to learn how to do this So what do i need first? do i need to buy this

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=pap2&_sacat=See-All-Categories
    is this good and easy to configure?

  20. kouger on March 31st, 2009 2:39 pm

    Hi all – great post.
    Just a quesiton for the laymen – you mentioned you were able to stop the pop up – please can you let me know how to do this – would very much appreciate it.
    Thanks

  21. Trai Davenport on April 1st, 2009 1:42 am
  22. Trai Davenport on April 1st, 2009 1:44 am

    @john
    John, yes that is what I use. It is easy to configure.

  23. kouger on April 1st, 2009 8:19 am

    @Trai
    Thanks for the link, I did see that earlier, thought that there was another way to do it without having to spend more money.
    Have one more question – please forgive the lack of knowledge – with regards to the PAP2-NA, if I get one that is unlocked, will this allow me to plug it in to my router and connect the magic jack to it without having to have a computer on all the time – that is my goal, don’t want to have a computer on all the time and not quite sure how the PAP2-NA works.
    Appreciate your help with this.

  24. Trai Davenport on April 2nd, 2009 11:40 pm

    @kouger

    What you will do with the PAP2 is plug it into your router and enter your SIP credentials that you get from your Magic Jack USB dongle (using MJSuite as mentioned above). After you get your SIP credentials you can just store that Magic Jack USB dongle, because you won’t need it anymore. So, no the Magic Jack USB dongle does not plug into the PAP2.

  25. Kouger on April 3rd, 2009 11:07 am

    @Trai
    Thanks for the help – I ordered a PAP2 (unlocked)should get it next week. Have one more question please – I donwloaded the MJSuite and tried to get the info but I get an error message saying Invalid MJ Drive letter in Config file. I have tried to go to the Update Config menu and made sure that the correct drive letter was selected to no avail. Am I supposed to place the executable for the utilites in another folder i.e. the MJ drive? Not quite sure what I am doing wrong. I tried it on both Vista and XP.
    I really appreciate your help with this.
    Thanks

  26. Trai Davenport on April 4th, 2009 1:19 am

    I remember having the same problem. I “think” I finally just opened up the config file in a text editor and put my correct drive letter in there. I am “thinking” that fixed it. Don’t give up on it. I had to mess with that program for about 20 minutes to finally get my sip info.

    You’ll have to play with your delay too once you get past that error. 8 was the “magic” number for me.

  27. AJ on April 4th, 2009 6:40 pm

    Even i am facing exactly the same issue like Rana i.e. incoming calls go to voice mail (sometimes).
    I am still not very clear what does it mean by “port forwarding”.
    I am using AT&T DSL Gateway so I have seen it’s admin page where we can set the firewall settings for this ethernet client (PAP2T) but not sure how to forward the ports to my PAP2T.
    Can you please help me…???

  28. Trai Davenport on April 5th, 2009 5:39 pm

    @AJ
    I don’t have that gateway/router so I can’t give you any advice. A google search is the best I can do.
    AT&T DSL Gateway Port Forwarding
    Here’s a wikipedia entry explaining port forwarding.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding
    If you don’t want to mess with port forwarding most routers have a DMZ option. You would just need to put your PAP2′s IP address in the DMZ.
    I have two other options you might want to try if you can’t figure out the port forwarding. I would start out trying #1. If that doesn’t work undo the settings for #1 and try #2. If that’s doesn’t work enable the settings for #1 and #2 at the same time.
    1. Log in to the PAP2 as administrator. Choose advanced view and go the the Line 1 tab. Set NAT Mapping Enable to yes, and set NAT Keep Alive Enable to yes.
    2. Log in to the PAP2 as administrator. Choose advanced view and go the the SIP tab. At the very bottom of the page set STUN enable to yes, and right below that enter a IP Address for a STUN server. stun.fwdnet.net:3478 is Free World Dialup’s Stun Server. I have used it before.

    The easiest thing in my opinion is to find out how to forward your ports. That’s all I had to do with my router and PAP2

  29. AJ on April 6th, 2009 1:24 pm

    Thanks a lot Trai once again.
    To avoid getting into the port issues, i have opted for the easiest option you mentioned i.e. I went to my router settings and selected this device (Linksys PAP2) and made it DMZPlus or something and after that so far all incoming calls are working.
    I just hope this doesn’t result into some backdoor entry by hackers or some other security loopholes…lol

  30. Trai Davenport on April 6th, 2009 6:19 pm

    @AJ
    It shouldn’t. Just make sure you have a strong password on the PAP2. That’s the only thing that’s vulnerable.

    Glad you got it working. I can’t tell any difference between my Magic Jack service running on my PAP2 versus the $15/mo Voicepulse service that I had for the last 4 years.

  31. kouger on April 8th, 2009 9:08 pm

    @Trai
    Ok, finally got my PAP2 but cannot unlock it due to the fact that I cannot log in. I am able to connect via IP address to the unit, I tried entering the password 1234 to no avail. When I click on the top right for “admin login” I am prompted for a user name and password. I have tried leaving it blank, tried user and 1234, tried admin and 1234. Also tried Admin and 1234 – No luck. I have reset the unit and still cannot connect. Is there anyway someone can give me some instructions on this. Would it be possible to e-mail me direct or not?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    PLEASE HELP :(

  32. kouger on April 8th, 2009 9:17 pm

    @Trai
    Forgot to mention it is V3.1.9c – I also thought it was unlocked but I am not sure that it is.

  33. Hussain on April 9th, 2009 7:00 pm

    I wasn’t able to run this on PAP V2 with the firmware 1.00.16 as it does not support Alphanumeric user name. Another firmware support but is buggy so I am going to stay away from changing that for now. Using my sunrocket AC-211-SR now and working nicely

  34. Trai Davenport on April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm

    @kouger
    If it’s locked I can’t help. Never had any experience unlocking one. Did you buy it new or used? If new it should be unlocked, and you could call linksys to get some help.

  35. kouger on April 10th, 2009 9:17 am

    @Trai
    Thanks for the info – unfortunately I bought it used, so I guess it is locked. I have called both Vonage and Linksys and neither can help. Linksys don’t have the password for me and Vonage, well, lets just say my babay nephew knows more than them. I am going to get another one and this time make sure I get it unlocked. I guess I will have to trash this one, have no use for it.
    Thanks

  36. Chase on April 15th, 2009 7:16 pm

    Can you still use the majicjack voice mail when not using the actually majicjack. Also, if yes, will cordless phones with voice mail indicators work?

  37. Trai Davenport on April 16th, 2009 2:55 am

    @Chase

    I am not sure. I am not a voicemail person (hate it). Maybe some others who are using it will chime in.

  38. icthusboy74 on May 1st, 2009 8:59 pm

    Trai, What are the differences between PAP2T & PAP2? Also I’ve seen a lot of this on ebay and they’re unlocked. What do you think about those on ebay? Also I come accross with one of the product called Linksys SPA-9000. Do you know if there is a way to use SPA-9000 with MJ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  39. Trai Davenport on May 2nd, 2009 12:01 am

    The differences between the PAP2 and PAP2T are minor. Either should work well. I don’t know much about the 9000. Looks like it would work, but I would stick with the PAP2 or something similar for this situation. If you buy on ebay make for certain it’s unlocked.

  40. icthusboy74 on May 2nd, 2009 10:27 am

    Trai, I really appreciate your quick response. After all, I am having a second thought about the one on ebay because I’m not sure about the authenticity of the products. Most of the shipper are from Hong Kong ang not sure if they’re certified by Linksys/Cisco. Where did you buy yours and how much it cost? Also I still haven’t figure out how to get my MJ sip credential. Is it ok if you pm the instructions?

    Thank you!

  41. Trai Davenport on May 3rd, 2009 12:19 am

    You can buy a new one here.
    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=pap2&_sacat=See-All-Categories

    Or buy one on ebay.
    Pap2 on eBay

    You should be able to find one on ebay. Just make sure the seller has good feedback, and I probably wouldn’t buy one from Hong Kong either.

    Read through the comments. I think I have documented how to get your sip credentials. If not, reply back here and I will do a quick write up so everyone benefits.

  42. JRK on May 7th, 2009 9:21 am

    Just ordered my PAP2. Hopefully , this will work. Thanks for the great detailed instructions.

  43. DCC on May 7th, 2009 8:05 pm

    Trai, I install frig into my smartphone. In the configuration of SIP, frig asks these information

    1. User (usr@sip.com)
    2. Password
    3. Proxy address

    My magicjack SIP data is something like this
    Login Information
    ProxyUserName = E800123456701
    ProxyUserPassword = VZ200000000000180000

    UDP Ports
    SIPUDPDefaultPort = 0
    SIPUDPPortRangeStart = 65535
    SIPUDPPortRangeEnd = 49152

    Other SIP Data
    SIPCallerID = E800123456701
    UserDomain = talk4free.com
    ProxyName = proxy01.sanfrancisco.talk4free.com
    ProxyIP = 64.1.213.70
    User-Agent = MagicJack/1.80.466c (SJ Labs)

    According to Frig’s user guide, I tried entering the following configuration but failed
    1. User: E800123456701@talk4free.com
    2. Password: VZ200000000000180000
    3. Proxy Address: 64.1.213.70:5070

    Any advise

    Thank you!

  44. DCC on May 7th, 2009 8:08 pm

    Trai#

    For the previous post, there is a typo on “frig”. I should be “fring”.
    http://www.fring.com/

    Sorry!

  45. mrcc on May 8th, 2009 2:09 am

    I tried to use fring on my ipod touch and it says username and password is incorrect.

  46. Trai Davenport on May 9th, 2009 1:39 am

    Sorry guys, but I don’t have an IPhone. I just know some people have gotten it to work, and from what I read it was pretty simple. I am sure there are some specific instructions out there. Sorry I can’t be more help.

    Edit: I just checked my Pap2 settings. My username does not have the @talk4free.com at the end. So try that.

  47. Andy on May 9th, 2009 1:58 am

    I am planning to buy a magic jack… Was having a crazy idea…Can you confirm if at all it is possible… If i get a Magic Jack and pluggin to my home PC and then use the SIP credentials to set up a PAP2 in a different location…. when a incoming call comes in… will it ring in both places…

    Also can i make calls from the PC attached to the magic jack and the PAP2( Not at the same time though)?

  48. Trai Davenport on May 9th, 2009 2:09 am

    That will probably get your service terminated.

    I can tell you how to do it though. :)

    You need to setup a PBX like Asterix (Linux) or 3cx (Windows) and put your sip credentials in your PBX. You could then register multiple pap2′s in different locations to that PBX. If that’s all foreign to you then go to Nerdvittles and do some reading, but yes it can be done but not the way you are suggesting.

  49. ram on May 13th, 2009 9:09 pm

    i did configuration but never gets registered pap2-na says

    Registration State: Can’t connect to login server

    any1 facing same problem?

  50. shey on May 13th, 2009 11:06 pm

    trai, i just got my pap2t-na and trying to configure the settings however, i am unable to follow your screen shot.

    can you please give me the steps which one goes to the following.

    Line1
    Proxy:
    Display Name: UserID:
    Password:
    AuthID:

    I notice that my ProxyName is empty.

    This is my sip info:
    Login Information
    ProxyUserName = E##########01
    ProxyUserPassword = A——————6

    UDP Ports
    SIPUDPDefaultPort = 0
    SIPUDPPortRangeStart = #####
    SIPUDPPortRangeEnd = #####

    Other SIP Data
    SIPCallerID = E##########01
    UserDomain = talk4free.com
    ProxyName =
    ProxyIP = ##.###.##.###

  51. Trai Davenport on May 14th, 2009 12:18 am

    @shey

    Mine is as follows:

    Proxy: proxy1.nashville.talk4free.com:5070 (you have to add the :5070). I guess you could use your proxy IP too. Just make sure you add the :5070 at the end.

    Display Name: My area code and phone number (no dashes or spaces). I think this is used for caller ID.

    User ID: That will be your SIPCallerID/ProxyUserName.

    Password: That will be your ProxyUserPassword.

    AuthID: You don’t need to enter this.

    That should be all you have to do. Let me know if I can help further.

  52. shey on May 14th, 2009 11:43 pm

    it’s working now. thank you for instruction.

  53. shey on May 14th, 2009 11:45 pm

    trai, have you tried using the setup to multiple locations and run it at the same time?

  54. Trai Davenport on May 16th, 2009 1:55 pm

    @shey

    No I haven’t tried it. I don’t really need that functionality, but I do know that it will work as I described it above (using a PBX and multiple pap2′s/adapters). Setting up a PBX is not for the novice though, although 3CX is pretty easy.

  55. DCC on May 17th, 2009 12:14 am

    Can I setup my Magicjack SIP on Cisco IP phone such as 7940 or 7960 instead of Linksys PAP2T adapter?

  56. Trai Davenport on May 17th, 2009 12:20 am

    @DCC

    The Magic Jack USB dongle is just a SIP phone adapter itself, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work on any SIP phone adapter. The only adapters I have ever used are the Linksys one’s so that’s all I can give any advice on.

  57. William on May 17th, 2009 3:06 pm

    Hi,I got my PAP2 Unlocked and got it working with MJ Sip info but my only problem is It will only call out using a 1 before all calls. I tried various differences following your post to the other guy but I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Please tell me what I have to add/remove to do this. My area Code is 215 all calls have to be 1215. Thanks

  58. William on May 17th, 2009 4:47 pm

    Also, after my phone sits for a little while and I try to call it it doesn’t ring it goes straight to voicemail. Please let me know what I am doing wrong. Thanks

  59. Trai Davenport on May 18th, 2009 11:36 pm

    (< :1215>[2-9]xxxxxxS0|*xx|<911:12151112222>S0|1[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxx|<411:18004664411>S0|1900xxxxxxx!)

    Use the dial plan above. After <911:1215 replace 1112222 with your local police department or whatever number you would like 911 to call.

    Regarding the phone not receiving calls it sounds to me like you need to forward ports 5060-5070 in your router to your phone adapters ip address. Your phone is finding it’s way out, but Magic Jack can’t find your phone behind your router. Port forwarding should do the trick.

  60. shey on May 19th, 2009 9:10 pm

    trai, thank you for all infos. since you mention about pbx, do you know any links where i can get the step by step setup?

  61. Trai Davenport on May 20th, 2009 12:53 am

    Well, it’s not a “How To” about how to set up an asterisk server, but it shows how to use your MJ credentials with Asterisk.

    Link

  62. Adam on May 20th, 2009 12:08 pm

    My PAP2T NA is behind a D-Link Dir 625 NAT Router. I have MJ set up on line 2 and another higher end SIP line on Line 1. MJ configured and passed through right away, but had trouble with inbound calls on Line 1.
    I was able to solve the problem by creating a Virtual Server on my router and having port 5060 always point to my PAP2T’s address on my Network (This would be 5070 for MJ) Just a tip.
    Also, for those having probs w the MJ Utility, go to Update Configuration, expand MJ Service Mode, make sure that Path 1 (for windows XP) is pointing to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data or change AllUsers to correct name/path on your computer. Look at Path 2 also. Should solve the issue and get your SIP info

  63. William on May 20th, 2009 12:53 pm

    Thanks The Calling Plan Worked but I tried to do the Port Forwarding in my router to no avail. I still get the same problem. I am using a Netgear WNR834v2 and I tried the port forwarding. I am going to buy another router and see if that makes a difference

  64. Trai Davenport on May 23rd, 2009 1:14 am

    @Adam
    Thanks for the information.

    @Will
    Your router should have a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). You should be able to put your PAP2′s IP in there and it should work. I would double check your port forwarding setup and PAP2 setup though. It should work fine.

  65. Charles on May 23rd, 2009 8:13 am

    Trai Davenport,

    I would just like to thank you again for all of these posting. Even after I had specified the port for the proxy in the advanced settings it did not work until I went back in basic mode and added :5070 to the proxy server setting and it worked like a charm.

  66. Lana on May 23rd, 2009 5:47 pm

    Hi Trai, Thanks for all your advice it really helped me set everything up. One question: I changed the dial plan as you suggested and it allowed me to not have to dial 1 + area code but it wouldn’t let me dial any other area code. Did you get that same problem? Thanks!

  67. Mike on May 23rd, 2009 10:27 pm

    Hi Trai,

    Thanks for detailed instructions. I had a Linksys SPA2102-R from Sunrocket days. I unlocked it using the live CD, and followed your instructions. I set a static IP (192.168.2.20). It initially worked. But now I can not access it on the IP address. Any ideas?

    Thanks

  68. Trai Davenport on May 25th, 2009 3:15 am

    @Charles
    Thanks, glad the information helped you, and adding :5070 to the end of the proxy server is crucial to get things working.

    @Lana
    You are welcome. That dial plan works perfect for me even on other area codes. I think you have to dial 1 + Area Code + The Number with that dial plan. Try adding 1 to the other area codes you call and see if that works. I am not a whiz at dial plans. I understand them a little, but that was just a cut and paste from another site with a few of my own modifications. What I am saying is that there might be another dial plan that you could use that doesn’t require dialing a 1 on non local area codes.

    @Mike
    I used to have a Sipura (first adapter I used actually) before Linksys bought them out. I would suggest downloading a PDF manual for your adapter and resetting it through phone prompts. You can actually change the IP using your phone hooked to the Sipura. Hope that helps.

  69. San on May 28th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Thanks Trai for starting this woderful thread, i was able to configure MagicJack for SPA2102 device. Few tips i learnt while configuring SPA2102:

    1) Follow the steps provided above by Trai.
    2) Under Line1, Advanced View, Below Proxy Input, Make sure you disable Outbound Proxy setting.
    “Use Outbound Proxy: NO”

    You should only be using Proxy setting, outbound proxy must be disabled. I had it enabled and was struggling for 2 hrs and finally figured it out.

    Good Luck Everyone.

  70. cosanovas on May 28th, 2009 7:42 pm

    i cannt use magicjack utilities
    every time i am triying to ruin
    say magic jack no connected or a pop up windows so i donnot knowq how run the program please some body can help my thanks cosanovas@yahoo.com

  71. BeaA on May 30th, 2009 12:10 pm

    trai or anyone,
    has anyone knows if voipcheap supports inbound and oubound calls for free?

    also aside from using magic, can you recommend a good voip for the same price as magic jack?

  72. Carlos on June 10th, 2009 7:29 am

    I used magicjack in a PAP2-NA for more than 3 months with no problems, but yesterday it stopped working. I found the magicjack password changed then I started the setup process again but I couldn’t use the PAP2 anymore. I tried with another PAP2-NA but I had the same result. The only way to use the phone is with the original MagicJack USB device attached to my laptop. Any advice?

  73. Jay on June 10th, 2009 12:08 pm

    Same problem here. They seem to have changed something. It stopped working on June 9th. I also noticed that their software has been “upgraded”. Please post a solution if you have one.

  74. Minh on June 10th, 2009 1:55 pm

    Hi Trai and All,
    I have used MJ on PAP2 for couple months and it worked fine for me. Recently MJ had changed the pwd on my SIP. I am able to retrieve the new password but my PAP2 is not able to connect to the server anymore. Have anyone facing the same issue?
    Thanks for any tips.
    Minh

  75. James on June 10th, 2009 3:13 pm

    I changed my password too and I’m still in the same boat. Any help would be great
    Thanks!

  76. Jared on June 10th, 2009 5:05 pm

    Hi Trai,

    I have used the above suggestions and instructions to set up my PAP2T-NA with my magic jack information and I can make and receive calls.

    I still have to use a 1+area code for each number dialed, even those in my area code. The dial plan entry is as follows: ([2-9]xxxxxxS0|*xx|S0|1[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxx|S0|1900xxxxxxx!)

    Any advice as to changes which would allow me to just use a 7 digit phone number entry, i.e. making calls without always having to use 1+area code?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jared

  77. Jared on June 10th, 2009 5:06 pm

    That last post should have read the dial plan as:

    ([2-9]xxxxxxS0|*xx|S0|1[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxx|S0|1900xxxxxxx!)

  78. Jared on June 10th, 2009 5:08 pm

    Odd…it cut and pastes correctly, but then posts in an altered form. Let me try this manually:

    :1734>[2-9]xxxxxxS0|*xx|S0|1[2-9]xx[2-9 xxxxxx|S0|1900xxxxxxx!

  79. Trai Davenport on June 10th, 2009 10:02 pm

    Guys and gals my PAP2 stopped working today too with Magic Jack. I am gonna take a look at it and see if there is a fix. I’ll get back to you.

    @Jared
    I will take a look at your dial plan later. My dial plan from above should work for you. You will still have to dial 1 + Area Code + Phone Number on calls out of your area code though.

  80. Trai Davenport on June 10th, 2009 10:33 pm

    It says it can’t connect to login server. Doesn’t say anything about login failed, so I assume it can’t find the login server. Maybe magic jack has switched this up or hidden it in the software update. Not sure. Someone smarter than me is gonna have to “chime in”.

  81. el gato on June 10th, 2009 11:12 pm

    Same problem here. They seem to have changed something. It stopped working ????? *_*

  82. Trai Davenport on June 11th, 2009 1:17 am

    I used a program called Wireshark (used to be called Ethereal) to capture the sip packets sent when my MJ USB thing was registering. I know there’s some useful information there but I haven’t figured it out yet. I’ll post back if I find anything. Post here if anyone else has any news.

  83. DCC on June 11th, 2009 2:58 am

    My magicjack stopped working on 6/8 and 6/9. I chat with at least 4 Magicjack online agents but none of them solved the problem. This morning I put my USB magicjack to my computer and it suddendly worked. I retrieved the new password and my PAP2 is back to work again without problem.

  84. Minh on June 11th, 2009 3:31 am

    Hi DCC,
    Have you made any changes to the PAP2 configuration? Can you share your PAP2 LINE1/LINE2 setup with us.

    Thanks,
    Minh

  85. Trai Davenport on June 11th, 2009 3:59 am

    @DCC
    I did the same thing. I ran Magic Jack utilities again and got my new password, but my PAP2 is not registering. Looking at the SIP Packets I noticed that the Magic Jack USB thing is passing the user agent (MagicJack/1.80.484a (SJ Labs)) to the server when registering. I tried adding that as the User Agent under my sip settings but still no go. I would be interested in your working setup as well.

  86. Trai Davenport on June 11th, 2009 4:43 am

    Follow this thread. I haven’t found a fix yet, but I bet when it shows up it will be posted there.

    http://www.magicjacksupport.com/pap2-up-for-months-but-now-wont-connect-t6451.html

  87. DCC on June 11th, 2009 10:15 am

    I have 4 magic jack numbers and there is only one had problems which was purchased mid last year. The rest of 3 magicjacks were acquired in last month and they were functioning during 6/8 and 6/9.

    For the PAP2 setup, I only udpated the new password and I did not make any change for other settings.

    I’ll go to office to see if it is still working today though.

  88. el gato on June 12th, 2009 10:50 pm

    (it will return with skype) (it will buy a mini PC for MJck) perhaps this it is “the end ”
    ———————————————–

    save much much!!
    thanks magic jack…

  89. Sam on June 14th, 2009 12:50 am

    How can I block the caller Id permanently, like instead of dialing *67 every time, can I block my caller id for good?

    Do i need to modify the call plan .. Can someone please help. Thanks

  90. Sam on June 23rd, 2009 3:58 pm

    bump …

  91. BeaA on June 24th, 2009 8:31 am

    Any news on getting mj credentials?

  92. Trai Davenport on July 12th, 2009 10:41 pm

    Found these two fixes.

    1. Still requires your computer to be on but you can use your ATA/PAP2 and have much better call quality.
    http://www.magicjacksupport.com/ata-start-working-with-following-setting-t6897.html

    2. You will need a DD-WRT capable router (which I do) and need to be somewhat tech savvy, but this option does not require your computer to be on.
    http://www.magicjacksupport.com/ddwrt-version-of-mjmd5-t6913.html

    I will do another post and link to it here when I get around to trying either of these two fixes. If you have tried either one post back here and let us know how it went.

  93. Trai Davenport on July 14th, 2009 12:15 am

    Got it working again on my PAP2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I started to follow the setup in #1 above and install it on a spare computer we have running most of the time, but we sometimes put it to sleep.

    One the other hand, my router is always running, so I opted for #2 above. It was very easy and I am “back in business” again.

  94. DaveM on July 14th, 2009 12:27 am

    To DCC:
    I was able to make a CP7940 Work with MJ using az1324′s proxy program. Let me know if you need the SIPXXXXXX.cnf file.

  95. BeaA on July 14th, 2009 1:00 am

    trai, i didn’t use the instructions on the links but when i was playing with my pap2t settings, i started getting dial tone by setting Register Expire: 0

    however, i get a busy signals when i tried making calls and when i call my number it goes directly to my vm.

    any thougnts on this one?

    has anyone tried this settings?

  96. Jim on July 14th, 2009 12:56 pm

    I have a D-Link WiFi Phone DPH-541. Has any one came up with the way to configure this phone for MagicJack. I have tried about everything with no luck.

  97. Trai Davenport on July 14th, 2009 9:31 pm

    @Jim
    All you are doing by setting the registration time to 0 is tricking the phone into thinking it’s registered. In reality at 0 the phone never has a chance to register at all.

    @BeaA
    I have never heard of that phone. Is it sip capable?

  98. Trai Davenport on July 14th, 2009 9:39 pm

    Here’s another fix that doesn’t require your computer to be running or have your USB dongle plugged in.

    http://www.magicjacksupport.com/atas-working-again-using-sipsorcery-com-t7026.html

    It works by setting up an account at http://sipsorcery.com and then registering your ata/pap2 with your sipsorcery credentials. You will need to setup Magic Jack as a provider at sipsorcery with your login credentials. That’s it in a nutshell, but check the link above for more accurate instructions and help.

  99. Jim on July 15th, 2009 10:30 am

    @BeaA
    Yes the D-Link DPH-541 is a SIP capable voip phone. I use it all the time when I am out of the US to make free calls any where in the world. I use VOIP.COM with it and their system cannot tell where I am calling from. I will try the 0 time to see if it works. I believe however with the new imbeded protection MagicJack may be using, it will not work. Thanks for the input.

  100. Jim on July 15th, 2009 1:33 pm

    After many searches I found out how to make my D-Link DPH-541 Wi-Fi VOIP phone work with Magicjack. as of today 07/15/2009 it is working without a dongle over my wireless router.

    The trick to integrate magicjack sip with the dph-541 phone is to put the Authentication ID in the telephone number field. The actual Authentication ID field can be left empty. More like the following:

    SIP Account Name: whatever_u_want
    Phone Number: EXXXXXXXXXX01 (=Authentication ID)
    Authentication ID: can leave empty
    Authentication Password: ********************
    SIP Domain: talk4free.com
    Proxy Address=proxy01.yourcity.talk4free.com, Port=5070
    Outbound Address: can leave empty
    Local Port: 5070
    Register Timer(sec): 180
    Codec: Auto
    Pkt Time(ms): Default
    OutofBand DTMF: On

  101. BeaA on July 16th, 2009 12:53 am

    trai, jim,
    i use pap2 adapter but the only way i get dial tone is by setting Register Expire to “0″ instead of 3600. if i use 3600, i get Registration State: Can’t connect to login server

    however by setting (Register Expire to 0), i get a busy signals when i tried making calls and when i call my mj number it goes directly to my voice mail.

    any thougnts on this one?

  102. Jim on July 16th, 2009 8:23 am

    Jim, Trai,
    No sorry I only had issues with my D-Link DPH-541. because it is also made by D-link you may want to try the setting I used to get my wireless voip phone to work.
    SIP Account Name: whatever_u_want
    Phone Number: EXXXXXXXXXX01 (=Authentication ID)
    Authentication ID: can leave empty
    Authentication Password: ********************
    SIP Domain: talk4free.com
    Proxy Address=proxy01.yourcity.talk4free.com, Port=5070
    Outbound Address: can leave empty
    Local Port: 5070
    Register Timer(sec): 180
    Codec: Auto
    Pkt Time(ms): Default
    OutofBand DTMF: On

  103. BeaA on July 16th, 2009 3:14 pm

    @jim
    i really appreciate your help but those settings you gave me is completely different from my PAP2 sttings.

    trai,
    can you help with my last question?

  104. Jim on July 16th, 2009 4:22 pm

    No, sorry Trai, I know nothing about the pap2. If I could see someone getting it to work, I would probably get one….Good Luck

  105. BeaA on July 17th, 2009 11:08 am

    trai,
    any help on this?

    i use pap2 adapter but the only way i get dial tone is by setting Register Expire to “0″ instead of 3600. if i use 3600, i get Registration State: Can’t connect to login server

    however by setting (Register Expire to 0), i get a busy signals when i tried making calls and when i call my mj number it goes directly to my voice mail.

    thank so much
    -bea

  106. Trai Davenport on July 18th, 2009 12:05 am

    BeaA,

    It’s not really registering. It never has time to register at 0. Magic Jack has disabled the ability to use a PAP2 unless you do the workarounds I posted above. All those options involve running a proxy server that your Pap2 will connect through (either on your computer or your router).

    I guess I need to write a new post explaining this, but if you will follow those links it is explained better than I could do it in those threads.

  107. BeaA on July 23rd, 2009 5:15 pm

    anyone here uses google voice? is there a way to setup this with pap2t?

  108. Sam on July 30th, 2009 12:34 pm

    @DaveM.. Can you please post the SIPXXXX.CNF file or provide a link. Thanks

  109. Trai Davenport on August 3rd, 2009 11:55 pm

    Well, still up and running. Working good.

  110. Lee on September 26th, 2009 3:20 pm

    Hi Trai,
    I am not able to retrieve the MJ SIP info by using the Stroths MJ suite v1.6. Have you or anyone else using different method to retrieve the MJ SIP info? I try to use the SIP Sorcery that you mentioned above but I am not able to make out going or incoming call. I don’t know because my SIP Password had been changed or not.
    Thanks for all your helps.
    Lee

  111. Lwding on December 5th, 2009 12:52 pm

    There is no way to get the password using the utilities.
    Does anyone knows how to actually get the password?
    Lwding

  112. EL_GATO on December 14th, 2009 1:03 am

    wyse wt9450xe good price 45.00$$
    no need sip goodddddd

  113. EL_GATO on December 14th, 2009 1:17 am

    12 volt
    10 volt good configuration.
    I have one wyse / /two magicjack diferet number (631)+(516) is exlent…

  114. meshia on December 18th, 2009 9:42 am

    Does anyone know if magicjack will work with Avaya IP agent?

  115. Ranch on December 31st, 2009 1:53 am
  116. Josh on January 5th, 2010 10:27 am

    hi everyone,
    I got my pap2 up and working.. only problem I’m seeing is every so often when I receive a call it makes a fax noise on the callers end.. is anyone else having this problem?

  117. beth on April 9th, 2010 12:35 am

    hi, does anyone here had any experience of a loud buzzing sound on pap2t-na on phone1? the phone2 works fine when i moved the settings.

    i get a loud buzzing sound when i pickup an incoming or making calls on my cellphone or from any lan line.

  118. Rebecca on May 22nd, 2010 6:41 am

    Hello! I am looking to buy the PAP2T thing and magic jack. How hard is this to hook up for a novice computer person?

  119. Chris on June 25th, 2010 9:10 am

    is there anyway too get a step by tutorial on setting this up on an unlocked SPA2102-R on factory default settings

  120. Skicrazer on August 10th, 2010 8:46 pm

    Beth, I also am getting very bad buzzing, and my wife has said I am breaking up at times, that with over 400Kbps on the uplink (!). I searched their FAQ’s and they have a pdf with some ideas to fix the problem. Plugging into another USB port is the easiest, followed by a different phone. The third solution was to give priority to background processes instead of programs on the PC through system properties settings. … Anyway, search on audio quality and you’ll find it.

    About the different USB solution – they say to not use it on a USB hub, and I was thinking that the different usb ports on the PC may also provide different performance due to interference from various PC components. Anyway, worth a try.

  121. Carlos on October 31st, 2010 8:46 pm

    Does this still work on PAP2T devices?

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