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I cannot register the handsets to the new base station I had an 8100-2 base that quit working. I bought a new 8100-1 base. Can I change the MAC ID on the phones so they will accept the new base station?

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The mac ID is a unique identification code assigned to each network communication device by an international authority. Not even factories can use the mac address as they like, the have them assigned in range. the only way to change the mac address is changing the device itsef (phone), as mac address is being assigned to each device even before it has been built. I don't think there is any way yopu can use the phone on a different base, unless you find a way to reprogram base/phone firmware as you like.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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    Ginko Mar 21, 2008

    What you can change is the base ID, to register a compatible handset, but I think you need a 8100-2 base to register your 8100-2 handset. To change base Id check all other posts, and remember to accept best solution among them.

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The base station of both models is the same and can be registered with one another.. checkout this manual
If it still doesn't work get a replacement as the one you have bought may be faulty

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    eagle338 Mar 21, 2008

    Dear technotop.. i didnt copy your thing.. i just googleD for this manual..since its the support site thats where you will find it..

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    Did you figure it out?

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The manual is: here

instructions on how to register handsets iare on page 7

Please rate the assistance given accordint to its merit - I hope this is useful. Regards Dave

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    how can so many contributors profit from just copying information - not very polite eagle 338!

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It should be that you simply enter the base ID (the number on the bottom of the base) to register the handset and use it.

Power off base unit,Press and hold SEL on the handset,Enter a new BASE ID once the prompt appears on the handset,Press SEL to save it.

Thanks.

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Hi,

If you cannot register the handset then here are some possible causes and solutions for them.

Cause 1:The handset and the base station were not prepared for registration.
Solution: Unplug and then plug in the power adapter.

Cause2:The handset or the base station has not been entered into registration mode.
Solution: See User Manual for correct registration of base station and handset.

Cause3:The base station is registered full.
Solution: Press [Page Key] on the base station to page the registered handsets, then perform the deregistration operation. Finally, register the handset you want to use.

Here is few more of additional info. if you want:

Register the Handset to the Base Step 1:
Place the accessory handset in the base station of the system. For some simple systems this may be all you need to do to register the new handset. If so, the LCD screen will read "Registration Complete."
Step 2:
Press the "menu" button on the base station, scroll down to "register handset" and press "ok."
Step 3:
Press and hold either "#" or "OK" (depending on the brand) on your handset until your hear the indicator tone. At this time the LCD should confirm the handset is registered.
Reset Handsets with the Base Step 1:
Clear the registration information from the base if you want to register your handset to a new base.
Step 2:
Hold [] and [#] down on the base for a minimum of 5 seconds or until the "System Reset" menu appears.
Step 3:
Choose the "deregister" option from the menu and scroll down to the handset you wish to remove.
Step 4:
Press "OK" to de-register the correct handset. Press "yes" when you are asked if you are sure, and wait for the confirmation tone.
Reset Handsets without the Base Step 1:
Hold [] and [#] down on the phone for a minimum of 5 seconds until the "System Reset" menu appears.
Step 2:
Choose the "base unavailable" menu, select "yes" and press the "OK" button.


Goodluck,
Please don't forget to rate the solution.






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