Packet8 VOIP service from your computer

Hey hey.. I just figured out how to use my Packet8 service from my computer.. I wish I had done this a long time ago, there have been many occassions where it would have been nice to use my Packet8 service from my laptop.

The key to getting it working is discovering your Packet8 username and password. The DTA310 will never reveal to you the password, however it can be made to reveal the username. If you install the packet8 “unlocked” firmware and then go to the SIP settings page it will show you your 10-digit username. [While you’re in the unlocked firmware go ahead and disable the G729 codec]..

How do you get the password? The password turns out to be the original 10-digit activation code you received from Packet8 when you first ordered service.

Now you can configure your favorite VOIP software (I’ve been using X-Lite) for SIP authentication with Packet8. Set the domain to “” and for the SIP Proxy (as of this writing) use or If the address ever changes the unlocked firmware will show you the current server it’s using, so just check with your DTA310 first.

4 Replies to “Packet8 VOIP service from your computer”

  1. “Works for me”! I’m using X-Lite for MacOS X.Actually that’s not entirely true, I have had situations where I couldn’t hear the person on the other line, but mucking with the SIP Proxy settings made it go away. (Unfortunately I’ve since removed this profile from X-Lite..)

  2. Does this *still* work for you? When I duplicate the effort on xp using x-lite, I hear the packet8 service say something like “You must reset your adapter”. Obviously, I ain’t using the dta adapter in this case. It makes me wonder if prior to a call they are somehow checking if the call comes from the dta.

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