xy9094 wrote:I am trying to use credit card processing machine with OOMA, but everytime credit card machine modem attempts to dial out, it is not successful.
Either it is OOMA dial tone it does not recognize or it needs another dial setting line *99 etc (similar to fax machine).
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I'm going to try the two wire thing tonight. I tried several more attempts the other night, but it seemed the more I tried the worse connection I got.
So far, my cable internet connection has been terrible. It can vary from 150K to 435K within any given moment. I'm definitely switching to DSL once my port is finished.
I have a friend who has an OOMA and he got the fax to send finally after pluggin his fax directly into the OOMA instead of a splitter. He's got ATT DSL. I've been plugging direct into the OOMA as well, but little suceess with cable internet and faxing. Even my phone calls are choppy.
Even if I am streaming video, it works just fine.
Faxes went through well. Tried 5 faxes, all connected. One dropped in the middle, but it was a 3 page fax I was testing. Got 1 and 2 page faxes to work just fine regardless of text density or graphics involved.
So, if anyone with cable internet has choppy calls and has not changed their modem in a few years, call up your provider and tell them you need a new one. It did the trick for me.
Now that I have a good signal with cable, I am hesitant to go with DSL anymore. The only annoying thing is I don't have a phone jack anywhere near my cable internet connection. So, I can't use my Scout and I have to place the fax/printer in the living room.
and change maximum port speed to 9600
I was having this same issue after changing this it works with no problem.
hopes this helps
Give this a try, and please report success or failure
1) On the back of the Ooma hub, use the included Y- splitter/ adapter from the Ooma box. Plug it into "Phone" port (this will split your phone port into 2 outputs)
2) Before using the credit card processing, pick up your TELEPHONE and manually dial *99. Leave the phone as is (off hook)
3) run the credit card terminal...
Can you try that and see if it works?
First turn ECM off in the regular menu system (advanced FAX settings).
Next you need to access the service menu doing the following
Press * and # at the same time
Press 1,2,3 after another
Go to system configuration
Go to R\W parameters
Press 153 and press enter (153 is the option for fax transmit speed)
Press 2 (for 9600bps), or 3 (for 7200bps) and press enter. (The default value is 23, which is 33600bps).
Press cancel until you are out of the service menu
Make sure you send your faxes at standard resolution, not fine!