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How do I plug in a phone?

Plug in your phone for the ability to make and receive calls over your network.

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Before you begin: You will need to understand the following key concepts:
  • Internet source is the physical connection to the internet. This can be shared with other network devices (phones, computers, etc.) and dispersed through an ethernet cable plugged into a wall jack, router, or switch.
  • PoE stands for Power over Ethernet, a technology that allows ethernet cabling to carry both data and electricity to a device.
  • Daisy chain refers to using the phone’s PC port (switchport) to share the same internet source with another device, such as a computer.
  1. Plug in the handset and headset cables.
  2. Plug the network cable from your internet source into the LAN port on the phone (possibly labeled as SW, NET, or Internet).
  3. If daisy-chaining a computer to the phone, plug a network cable into the PC port on the phone and then plug the other end into the computer. The phone should supply the connection to the computer (internet source > phone > computer).
  4. If the phone is not using PoE, plug in the power adapter.
What to do next: Choose a method to provision your phone.