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    • KevinLawry
    • By KevinLawry 8th Feb 09, 11:17 PM
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    KevinLawry
    Orchid V4, V4+ Programing Tool Support
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    • 8th Feb 09, 11:17 PM
    Orchid V4, V4+ Programing Tool Support 8th Feb 09 at 11:17 PM
    Version Re-Posted 7/10/2010
    Some of you will have found the Excel spreadsheet that I wrote to re-program the Orchid V4 series boxes now that the suppliers are pulling out of the UK market. This thread is to let me provide support for it.

    My support is provided as and when I can and no warranty is implied, the work is just to try & help, if you find that it won't work for you and I can't fix it then there is no redress.



    In the mean time, if anyone that I have not yet heard from is having problems, please post them here and include the following information.
    1. What happens
    2. What, if any, errors are displayed
    3. What make and model of modem do you have
    4. Is it internal or external
    5. Is it serial or USB
    6. Can you use it successfully for anything else
    Regards

    Kevin
    _________________________________________________

    Current stable version can be downloaded here
    http://208.56.23.24/mse/Auto_Routing_Table_v1_9.zip
    _________________________________________________

    Modems Known to work (a list in progress - let me know if you have success with something not here)

    USB
    Creative DE5773
    External Serial
    U.S.Robotics 56K Fax Modem
    Conexant SmartHSFi V92 56K Speakerphone PCI - works great (user report)
    Internal
    Agere Systems USB 2.0 Soft Modem - Does not work very great - but does work (user report)
    Intel 536EP PCI
    Smartlink 56K voice modem (internal laptop modem)
    HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP (internal modem on HP laptop)
    HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation with Internal Modem
    Last edited by KevinLawry; 07-10-2010 at 8:31 PM. Reason: Changed internal version number because some people were confused
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    • RatAtAt
    • By RatAtAt 3rd Sep 16, 6:17 AM
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    RatAtAt
    I still use one - it saves me a fortune :-)


    I even have a spare in case this one fails!


    You need to find the old spreadsheet you used to program the thing years ago - then looking at that will remind you about it.


    Of course it would be best if you still have an old modem, else
    you will need to use the tedious manual programming method.


    The Programming Guide is a Word document - PM me your email?
    • RatAtAt
    • By RatAtAt 17th Oct 16, 4:35 PM
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    RatAtAt
    Help with Orchid spread-sheet please
    What I need to do on my V4 Dialler spread-sheet, is
    to replace the '*2*9' part of the 'local numbers' spec
    by something which means *2*9 followed by at least
    one other digit in the range 0 to 9. Is that possible?

    Why? Well I bought a 'call blocker' and have it wired in,
    but it uses single digit tones from a phone (1,2 -- etc)
    to initiate it's command functions - but the dialler adds
    digits after as soon as it sees *2*9 most times of day

    Hope it's not too much of a fag, but sorry, I am at a loss!
    • blanik
    • By blanik 18th Oct 16, 8:07 AM
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    blanik
    What I need to do on my V4 Dialler spread-sheet, is
    to replace the '*2*9' part of the 'local numbers' spec
    by something which means *2*9 followed by at least
    one other digit in the range 0 to 9. Is that possible?

    Why? Well I bought a 'call blocker' and have it wired in,
    but it uses single digit tones from a phone (1,2 -- etc)
    to initiate it's command functions - but the dialler adds
    digits after as soon as it sees *2*9 most times of day

    Hope it's not too much of a fag, but sorry, I am at a loss!
    Originally posted by RatAtAt
    Both I and my daughter have a call blocker ( I've got truecall she has BT call guardian ) with an Orchid box and have no issues. The connection is

    phone
    call blocker [ combined for BT ]

    orchid
    phone socket

    The commands get trapped by the call blocker before they get to the Orchid.

    However is you have the Orchid box first, you can dial 121 Override Prefix to pass the commands through the Orchid to the call blocker.

    The only other thing I can think of is setting up 10 different rules for *2*90, *2*91 etc to *2*99 for your cheap call routing, and having *2*9 set to no (0) routing. The orchid box should match the longest code to decide the route. I've not tried this!

    or possibly *2*9*0*9 so any digit 2-9 followed by any digit 0-9 via cheap call, and *2*9 with no routing. Again I've not tried this!

    Or remove the *2*9 rule completely and always dial the full number including STD code.
    Last edited by blanik; 18-10-2016 at 8:21 AM.
    • RatAtAt
    • By RatAtAt 19th Oct 16, 6:01 AM
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    RatAtAt
    Thank you for reminding me of the 121 override possibility.
    I will use that until I try *2*9*0*9 when I change the clock.
    • RatAtAt
    • By RatAtAt 30th Oct 16, 3:10 PM
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    RatAtAt
    Okay - so I tried *2*9*0*9 today and it did NOT work.
    But then I thought to try *20*99 and that DID'NT work.


    Of course, what I have found ( re Call Blockers ) is that
    the scam callers now tend to with-hold their number, so
    you either have to barr all withheld numbers; which are
    also widely used by doctors and hospitals; or be pestered.
    Last edited by RatAtAt; 30-10-2016 at 3:20 PM. Reason: I was wrong:-(
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