How do I disable a long range radio on a VISTA-20P?

To disable the Long Range Radio (LRR) in a Vista alarm system, enter programming. It is best to do this using an alpha keypad, such as the 6160. Once in programming, press [*] [29]. When prompted to enable the IP/GSM, select the option for no. Press [*]. Then press [*] [99] to exit.

Disabling the long range radio will prevent your Honeywell VISTA-20P from being able to communicate via any external AlarmNet IP, GSM or dual path communicator. When a communicator is enabled in panel programming, the panel begins supervising it for several things. These include the connection to the panel on the keypad bus, the connection to the network, whether or not it is registered with AlarmNet, cover tamper and other factors.

By disabling this option in programming field 29, you disable this supervision, which will clear any "Check 103 Lng Range Radio" messages you may have. If the use of a communicator is planned, these steps should only be taken if there is a known, temporary reason for the supervision issue, such as a communicator that is not going to be registered for several days, or an IP communicator in a new house that does not yet have an internet connection available.

To disable this option, perform the following steps:

1. Enter programming. Enter [Installer Code] + [8] + [00]. The default Installer Code is 4112. "Installer Code 20" or "20" should be displayed on the keypad.

2. Enter communicator programming. Enter [*] [29]. If you're using a 6160, a prompt will appear that says "Enable IP/GSM?" "0 = No 1 = Yes". Select [0], then press [*].

If using a fixed English keypad, such as a 6150, the keypad has no way to display this prompt. This is why we recommend using an alpha keypad instead. It is still possible to make this selection. The programming steps are exactly the same, there simply won't be any confirmation that the correct entry has been made until program mode is exited.

3. Exit Programming. After making the entry described in the previous step, on an alpha keypad you will see the prompt "Enter * or #". On a fixed keypad, there may be no prompt at all, or a digit may be displayed. Press [*] [99] to exit programming.

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Hi Alex we do not support those devices as they are not official Honeywell products. I recommend reaching out to Eyezon since they support Envisilank products. Do you have a honeywell alarmnet radio attached to the 20P? If so let us know and we can help. If you do not have a radio attached and only have the EVL-3 and an A2DUSB I would think you can disable *29 field so the panel is not looking for one. That may be the reason why you are getting that error.
Hello. I have an Envisalink EVL-3 and an A2DUSB device connected to my Vista 20P. Both devices seem to be working fine but I can't clear the 103 error. Can anybody provide help on how to troubleshoot the reason for this error and how to clear it? Thanks.
Hi Russel, you will need to go into console mode enter the installer code, press *29 then press 0* then press *99 to exit programming.
Bryce, if I had the correct installers code is there a way to get into the programming to disable the lngrng? Or is this impossible to do on the 6280 panel? Thanks
Unfortunately No, You would need a programming Keypad like the 6160 to be able to backdoor into programming and disable radio.
I have read and watched several videos on removeing the LNGRNG. my issue is how to do it with a 6280 touchscreen. I found a code on the original paperwork that might be an installer code. i tried to follow the procedures for the vista radio disable by using the emulate page but it does not work. i was going to try the reboot to get into the programming but with the touchscreen you can not push two buttons at once. any thoughts on how i can disable the lngrng? thank you
Did you get into programming and disable the *29 field?
CUT and pasted from above :"Now you should see "installer code 20" or "20" on the keypad display. Then you need to get into the communications menu mode and disable the long range radio. Do this by entering the following sequence: *29 + 0* + 0*. The final '0' exits you out of the communication menu mode but you are still in programming mode. Now you must enter *99 to exit programming completely. By disabling the long range radio you have told the panel to no longer look for an internet or cellular connection. This will also prevent a "check 103 long range radio' keypad trouble from occurring." the above did not work for me, no, that did not work for me. anything else I can try to remove this 103 LngRng?
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Great instructions, exactly what I needed. Thanks for the detailed explanation.

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