[SOLVED] Configuring Cisco 7960 VOIP Phones for Asterisk


#1

I’ve purchased two Cisco 7960 phones.

Power-on and they find the VLAN and then sit at “Configuring IP”

I’m not certain if they even find my Asterisk server, I have no idea how to check that. Has anyone tried Cisco phones with this software?

Oh, I also havn’t even tried any other hard phones, so I have no idea if any of the settings are right. My Asterisk system does work for soft phones though…


#2

[quote=“jshoenberger”]I’ve purchased two Cisco 7960 phones.

Power-on and they find the VLAN and then sit at “Configuring IP”

I’m not certain if they even find my Asterisk server, I have no idea how to check that. Has anyone tried Cisco phones with this software?

Oh, I also havn’t even tried any other hard phones, so I have no idea if any of the settings are right. My Asterisk system does work for soft phones though…[/quote]

if it is staying at configuring ip do you have your dhcp server setup properly?


#3

Quite sure, in the network status section of the cisco phones it recognizes all the proper servers (DHCP, DNS, … )

Actually, since I have posted I have figured out the solution, so mark this one as solved.

Cisco phones don’t come with SIP enabled and you must be a registered user on www.cisco.com in order to download the necessary software update for the phones.

The software update must be transfered over TFTP on phone boot up.

I’m afraid I don’t have the link handy, I left it on my desk at work. I will respond tomorrow with direct link to the files that are required.