Updated Version now available: http://www.tachytelic.net/2011/01/updated-linksys-spa-personal-directory-manager/
We’ve been using the Linksys SPA942 handsets for a while and they have worked very well for us. One of the major annoyances for us and others is the inability to populate the personal directory automatically.
I’ve read a number of posts on how to use wget to issue to personal directory to the phone via a HTTP post and this seemed like a good solution. In particular this post and this post inspired me to see if I could create a solution using the same technique in VB.Net.
So I have put together a simple program which will allow you to load/save a personal directory to/from a tab delimited file or handset. There are loads of enhancements that could be made in order to make the application more sophisticated but this is really a first attempt, so please report any problems. You will need .net framework 3.0 to run the tool. I’ll put the project into a proper setup file if it is sufficiently popular.
Here is a screenshot of the utility:
Download the program from the newer post :
I’m using firmware version 6.1.5a, I’d be interested to hear if this does/does not work on other versions or if anyone has any suggestions for enhancements.
This is also a great way to backup/restore your Linksys SPA handset – I factory reset my handset and this much easier than re-entering all the personal directory.