Install Cisco Unified IP Phones

You must connect the Cisco Unified IP Phone to the network and to a power source before using it. See Cisco Unified IP Phone Cable Installation for a graphical representation of the connections.

 

Note

Before you install a phone, even if it is new, upgrade the phone to the current firmware image. Before using external devices, read External Device Use for safety and performance information.  

 

Before You Begin

Remove the hookswitch clip (see Handset) from the cradle area. 

 

Procedure

 

Step 1

Connect the handset to the Handset port.

 

Step 2

Connect a headset to the Headset port.

You can add a headset later if you do not connect one now.

 

Step 3

(Cisco Unified IP Phones 7962G and 7942G only): Connect a wireless headset.

You can add a wireless headset later if you do not want to connect one now.

See the wireless headset documentation for information.

 

Step 4 Connect the power supply to the Cisco DC Adapter port.

 

Step 5 Connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from the switch to the network port labeled 10/100 SW on the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7962G, 7942G, 7961G, and 7941G, or to the network port labeled 10/100/1000 SW on the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7961G-GE and 7941G-GE.

 

Each Cisco Unified IP Phone ships with one Ethernet cable in the box.

 

You can use either Category 3/5/5e cabling for 10-Mbps connections, but you must use Category 5/5e for 100 Mbps connections.

 

Step 6

Connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from another network device, such as a desktop computer, to the access port labeled 10/100 PC port on the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7962G, 7942G, 7961G, and 7941G, or to the network port labeled 10/100/1000 PC on the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7961G-GE and 7941G-GE.

 

You can connect another network device later if you do not connect one now.

 

You can use either Category 3/5/5e cabling for 10-Mbps connections, but you must use Category 5/5e for 100 Mbps connections.

 

Related Topics
Set Up Remote Phone

Feature Key Capacity Increase for Cisco Unified IP Phones

Phone Startup Process VerificationNetwork Settings

Cisco Unified IP Phone Security,

Cisco Unified IP Phone Power,

Network and Access Ports,

Headset