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Offline Payphone installer

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Protel Payphone Programing
« on: February 27, 2017, 12:59:37 PM »
Thanks to a member I found out that the protel program line call in had been deleted I have restored it. Here are the instructions.
Yesterday I finally got the time to sit down and set up a generic program that should allow most of you to program your Protel 310,2000,4000,7000,6000 and 8000 boards as long ad they are firmware CD or DD firmware older boards with BB software are junk. You will know what you have if it works.

First step is go on hook and press program button (on main board) while holding the button down come off hook wait for a beep in the handset. One beep. Release the program button.

Enter the payphones number at this point on the keypad. Do not dial one. Only area code, exchange and number. You must use this number 555-555-5555 as any other phone number will not work. I have created this test number for collectors and it will work anywhere.

Now dial 25 and dial 1 888 213 1795 then * (star) on the keypad, you should get a single beep, more then one beep is a failure, repeat the step.

Now dial *#3 on the keypad (star pound three on the pad) the phone should repeat its phone number back to you which is 555-555-5555 then it will call and connect to my PC and expressnet will give you a download. You will probably hear it connect and hear data bursts in the receiver. Hang the phone up. Download could take several minutes. If you go off hook and still hear data just hang up again and wait. (I seem to recall downloads potentially taking up to 20 minutes - Terry)

When you have dial tone on the phone again dial *#6 and it should give you the date and time of your download, if it does not, download was not complete of failed. Things that will cause a failure are dead batteries, or batteries not connected. Wrong firmware. Wrong phone number. Bad board. Bad keypad. This may or may not work on a VOIP line it just depends how the phone company has the line set up. Copper is the best land line. Good luck I will try and answer questions when I get time. I am busy running a phone company.


Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Protel Payphone Programing
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 01:52:24 PM »
Thanks Jim!
I do not own one of these but I think it is fantastic you are doing this for the guys that do!
Harry Smith
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Re: Protel Payphone Programing
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 09:36:49 PM »
Thank you Jim. I have a Protel I haven't tried to setup yet but you program may be what I will need when I get to that project. It will be fun to have 1 of my payphones working.