Connecting the Phone
Some MTAs have a Standby button on the front of the unit. Pressing the Standby button will either suspend or activate your computers connection to the Internet.
- Online Mode — Modem is online indicated by an illuminated Online light on the Telephony Modem.
- Standby Mode — Modem is offline and in standby indicated by a blinking Online light.
The Standby button does not affect telephone service; telephony service will work regardless of the status of your computer’s connection to the internet.
Using a paper clip to push the Reset button on the back of the Telephony Modem will reset the
- Straighten a paper clip and press into the reset hole in the back of the MTA.
- Hold down this button until the lights on the front of the MTA turn off and then release.
Connecting the Telephony Modem (MTA) to your existing telephone wiring should be performed by a professional installer. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock, loss of phone service, loss of 911/E911 service and/or permanent damage to the Telephony Modem.
Wave’s telephony modems come equipped with battery back-up already built-in. The battery will maintain your phone service during a power outage. How long the battery will work depends on your model of telephony modem and how well the battery retains a charge.
The estimated life of our telephony modem batteries is 6 to 10 years. If you have any concerns about the age or functionality of your modem battery, we offer free battery checks, up to once a year.