Sometime early November, I started experiencing problem (i.e. no phone service with configuration error message) from my ObiHai Obi 110 adapter. Upon some research on obitalk forums, it looks like google updated something on their end (may be security related ?) that rendered these OBi 100 and 110 models useless (as they are no longer updated by ObiHai, so no updates). If you have more recent Obi devices such as Obi 200, you are fine.
Going back to Obi 100/110:
Current Obi 100/110 have 2 choices to pick from to restore their service:
The two alternatives are:
1. Buy a new OBi 200-series product (with a holiday sale expected soon).
2. Use the Simonics Google Voice Gateway (GVGW), a gateway that translates Google's XMPP protocol to generic SIP protocol, which all OBi devices support. There is a one-time fee to cover Bill Simon's cost of operation. (I think it is $5.99)
(This is from ObiHai forum http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...ic=13147):
His gateway is here: https://simonics.com/gw/
. Use your Google Voice (Gmail) account to access the gateway. The GVGW uses Google's approved OAUTH 2.0 authentication process, so no Google password is ever shared nor stored on the gateway, and it only gains authorization to access the XMPP service on your Google account. This is the same authentication method as used on OBi devices.
If you choose to use this alternative, below are instructions:
1: Assumptions: you have an OBi 100 or 110, running the final build 2886 firmware. You have a working inbound Google Voice telephone number assigned to your Google account. You've paid the fee to use the gateway, and you are on the gateway setup page.
2: Go to your OBiTALK web dashboard: https://www.obitalk.com/obinet/pg/obhdev
. Click the OBi device. Find the Service Provider (SP1 or SP2) that was setup to use Google Voice. Delete the SPx configuration by clicking the trash can icon.
3: After waiting a few minutes for the OBi's configuration to be remotely deleted, again click on the SP1 or SP2 you want to use. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and select "OBiTALK Compatible Service Providers". On the next page, scroll down and click "Generic Service Provider" and click "Next".
4: On the next page, fill in your GVGW server name, SIP user ID and SIP password, and click "Save".
5: Wait for the portal to remotely configure your OBi. It will reboot once or twice (power LED will blink on then off). Give it plenty of time to finish.
6: Refresh the OBiTALK dashboard in your browser, and click the SPx. You should now see that it is registered to the gatway. You're done!
Please see obitalk forum for screen shots etc.
I went with option #2( Simonics Google Voice Gateway) for now.
It is working good so far. May look for Obi200 in upcoming months as I like their (ObiHai's) service and want to support the company.
I thought I will write this PSA post about Obi110/110 as these devices are very popular among slick dealers and will be helpful. If this helped you in any way, I will appreciate rep pts.