How different is the range using 2 way, or broadcast handset to handset, as compared to base to handset communication? If an external antenna is used on the base, the range difference will be even more noticeable. To maximize 2-way or handset broadcasts, use the long antenna on the handsets. How do I register handsets to multiple DuraFon 1x base units? See our quick reference sheet on registering to multiple base units.
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How different is the range using 2 way, or broadcast handset to handset, as compared to base to handset communication? If an external antenna is used on the base, the range difference will be even more noticeable. To maximize 2-way or handset broadcasts, use the long antenna on the handsets. How do I register handsets to multiple DuraFon 1x base units? See our quick reference sheet on registering to multiple base units. Can a 1x handset work with a , 4x, or PRO base unit?
Will my external antenna from my older EnGenius phone still work with my new 1x? Can I answer a second call coming through a secondary base while on a call with an initial base? The DuraFon 1X handset can only utilize one connection at a time. Will my DuraFon 1X base units interfere with each other or other communication devices?
No built in Voice Mail. Will my 1X hand off a call as I walk into a second bases zone? No, there is no handoff ability. Additionally, you can remove the battery and see the model on the serial number label. Does the DuraFon 1X handset have speakerphone? Yes and No. All phones built after Nov. Yes, provided this is handled by the phone company or phone system it is connected to. You will need to press the flash key to flip between callers.
What frequency does the DuraFon 1x operate on, and will it interfere with WiFi networks? WiFi networks use 2. Why would EnGenius use Mhz, when this is an older technology compared to the newer 2.
Contrary to common belief, range is actually better at lower frequencies. Lower frequencies are less absorbed by objects and less affected by walls, buildings, trees, and even open air.
Additionally, we use MHZ to avoid the sharing of WiFi networks, which would not only cause interference, but also reduce range for our system as well. Thirdly, the FCC allows more power to be used at lower frequencies because lower frequencies are safer for human exposure.
When was my phone built, how old is my phone? The first three values in the serial number determine build date. We added this feature to avoid howling or feedback in speakerphone mode when starting a new call. Simply press any digit to turn on the voice path. This feature is now on all Durafon 1x with speakerphone. First and foremost, if you encounter any issues with the system, do a power reset on both handset s , and base station. Secondly, try resetting the handset and base unit. Note, you will have to re-register the handsets.
This should only be on when multiple base stations are used. Commonly the unit is accidentally in broadcast or 2 way mode, which will not allow it to be reset, or have line access for that matter. Do a power reset on the base to clear. If not, do step 4, then 5. After this you will turn the handset off with the bottom left power key and then back on with the same key.
Ref 4b Resetting a handset for serial numbers after Press Menu, 5, star, then 1 clear all , then power recycle.
Note, you can choose option 2 keep registration , which resets everything on the handsets EXCEPT the registration to the base. This is useful to clear the logbook, where no problems with the system are occurring. Ref 5 Resetting the base: First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds. Now locate the reset button. The reset button is near the phone lines plug in on back of the base unit, and next to the register button.
Hold this button down until all four green LED lights illuminate on and off. This will happen quickly. The base is now reset. Now go to step Ref 6. Ref 6 Registering handsets: First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds.
Next, press menu on the handset followed by 6 register and 1 register. The display will say register and then new ID. The ID of the handset will be 11 for the first handset registered to base, and will go in consecutive order there after 12, 13, 14 etc. Up to 9 handsets can be registered to one base. They can add additional bases within the system. Ref 7 Deregistering a handset: First power-up the base for at least 5 seconds. Then on the handset press menu, followed by 6 register , then 2 deregister.
Do steps Ref 5 and 6. Ref 8 Using more than one base linked : T he Durafon 1x system allows you to add additional bases, and therefore more than one line. To add additional base units, please first register all handsets to the primary base originally used in the system.
Now get an administrator handset ID 11, or 12 and the additional base unit you plan to add. First power-up that base for at least 15 seconds. Next, press menu on the handset followed by 6 register 3 add base , and then choose 20 for base 2. Note additional bases 3, and 4 can be done the exact same way, however their base numbers would be 30, and 40 accordingly.
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EnGenius DuraFon 1X Long Range Cordless Phone System *Discontinu
Long-Range Cordless Walks the Walk. With many household cordless phones, you can count yourself lucky if your wireless signal makes it from the kitchen to the curb. The EnGenius DuraFon 1X gives you power enough to roam all over the neighborhood without dropping your call, and it's rugged enough to survive if you happen to drop your phone. At first glance, the DuraFon 1X looks like any other cordless. Its three-line display, bullet antenna and matte black finish do little to attract the eye.
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