Hi! I now have this set up, and basically it’s working very well, exactly as described. Sound quality seems very good, better than my landline. I’m very excited about this, because I think it’s going to give me the level of security and comfort I need to finally let go of my landline! I run my business out of my home, so I’ve been holding on to the landline as a backup. But I’d love to finally get rid of it!
The system doesn’t seem to know my area code. If I dial a 7-digit local number, I always get a busy signal. This is on my landline phone, and I have all the local numbers I call frequently set up on speed dial - without any area code. None of these work, all give a hard busy signal. I finally figured out that I have to dial 1 + my area code + the number, and then it works fine. I suppose I could live with this, but is there any way to enable 7-digit dialing for local calls ??
Security Q: I came across this 1-star review on the Amazon page for the Grandstream HT801:
“Grandstream firmware for this unit contains critical security vulnerabilities that are more than two years old. (Rated 9.8 on a severity scale of 1-10.) Patches have been available to fix the issues for more than two years, but they have not added them to their firmware releases. Support told us there is no timetable for when they will correct the problems. It seems safe to say that after two years, they either have no plans to fix them or they were not even aware of them when we reported the issue. If remote unauthenticated users being able to run arbitrary code on this device as root is not a problem on your network, then this device may be fine for you. If that doesn’t sound like a good idea, disable SSH on the Basic Settings page immediately. If you are in a security conscious environment like we are, you may also have trouble with their continued support for SSLv3 on the HTTPS web configuration page. (IE6 is the last browser I can think of that required SSLv3, so there are no good excuses left in 2019.) Grandstream support suggested we submit this one as a “feature request” on their user forum. That was the last straw for us, we are replacing more than a dozen of these units with something that can pass a basic security scan.”
This sounds like a serious, but fixable issue. Are your tech folks on top of this ???
All in all, I’m very pleased and excited with this new product! Thanks.