Questions about VoIP devices and services are regularly submitted to VoIPSupply.com through a technical support ticket or via the “Ask The Expert” tab on our product pages.

We respond to these requests directly but more often than not, this Q & A would be helpful for lots of other folks.

Below are your VoIP questions answered – Real questions from real people just like you.

Q: What is the default log in and password out of the box of the EdgeMarc 250W [Model] #250W-100-0002?

EdgeMarc 250W
EdgeMarc 250W Enterprise Session Border Controller Handles, and Protects, up to 10 Concurrent Calls

A:   The EdgeMarc 250W is an Enterprise Session Border Controller (SBC) that handles up to 10 concurrent calls, protecting them from malicious attacks. This SBC is designed for small and medium sized offices.

The default login is simply:

  • User Name = root
  • Password = default

Here’s a helpful screenshot from the EdgeMarc 250W Enterprise Session Border Controller Installation Guide:

EdgeMarc 250W
EdgeMarc 250W Default User Name and Password

Once you’ve programmed your EdgeMarc device you’ll want to change your login credentials.

Our friends at Bandwidth alerted us of a potential problem with passwords being compromised. Read more here:

In that post there are instructions on how to tell if your password needs to be changed.

Q: I am wondering if this phone [snom 300 UC Edition] comes with the parts to mount it to the wall or if I need to get a separate wall mount kit?

snom 300 UC Edition
snom 300 UC VoIP Phone Qualified for Microsoft Lync

A:   The snom 300 UC Edition is a basic 2-line VoIP phone qualified for use with Microsoft Lync.

To answer your question, the snom 300 comes with a dual-purpose footstand that allows you to either prop the phone up on your desk, or mount it on the wall with the pre-drilled holes.

Here are two documents and a screenshot (below) that you should check out:

 

snom 300
snom 300 Wall Mount

 

Stay Tuned

Check back next time for more VoIP Q & A.

Thanks for your questions!

WARNING-Check Your EdgeMarc Password

Our partner Bandwidth has alerted us that there is potentially a problem with the password security of EdgeMarc Gateways and Session Border Controllers (ESBC).

This might affect all EdgeMarc device owners. In short, the default Username / Password of “Root” / “Default” of these devices have been compromised.

However, if you changed your log in credentials when you programmed your EdgeMarc device then you are probably safe. If you were never prompted to change the default username / password you may not have thought to change it.

How to Tell If Your EdgeMarc Password Should be Changed and Steps to Take

From the Bandwidth announcement, here’s how to tell if you need to change your password and the steps to take:

If you are unsure if your specific device has been compromised, you can take the following steps to investigate. However, it is still highly recommended to change the password:

  • In the EdgeMarc GUI, under ‘System’ click on “Client List”. If there are any entries listed other than known and local IP addresses, there is a strong possibility that your device has been compromised. To resolve, remove the offending IP address.

Additionally, the following steps should be taken to to ensure a secure device:

  • Disable PPTP (Point-to-Point Protocol) – Under PPTP server > Username, ensure there is no user built unless it is a known user.
  • Disallow WAN clients – Under VoIP ALG, uncheck both the ‘allow clients on WAN’ option, as well as the ‘Enable LLDP’ option.
  • Verify no additional scripting has taken place, by looking under ‘User Commands’. Specifically, if the following script is present, it will need to be deleted:

ln -sf /etc /etc/images/m.txt
chmod 777 /etc/images/m.txt/config/passwd
sed -i -e s’_'”501″‘_’”0″‘_’ /etc/images/m.txt/config/passwd
sed -i -e s’_'”501″‘_’”0″‘_’ /etc/images/m.txt/config/passwd
sed -i -e s’_'”/etc/images”‘_’”/”‘_’ /etc/images/m.txt/config/passwd

Note: Some EdgeMarc screens within the GUI save changes while you’re making them, and others require you to hit a ‘submit’ button. Please take note of this while making your changes.

Need EdgeMarc Help?

Thank you to Bandwidth for bringing this problem to our attention.

If the above information did not help you and you still have concerns, please call us at 800-398-8647.