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StevieC
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12 Dec 2010, 11:58 am

i am wondering, do you need a voip server to be able to use a half dozen IP phones in a LAN (no outside connection, for internal comms only)?

am thinking specifically of a cisco 7940 ip telephone. do i just plug a half dozen of these into my LAN and expect them to work, or do i need some sort of dedicated VOIP server and dedicated LAN just for the ip telephones?



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12 Dec 2010, 1:57 pm

See Here > http://www.asterisk.org/

You don't necessarily need a server, however, you will need to route the calls.



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12 Dec 2010, 11:51 pm

You need to flash the Cisco to SIP firmware first using an TFTP server. It's a big PITA. I have the files, PM me if you need them.
And the Cisco 7940/7960s are awesome phones, but their real power of them isn't fully realized until you have them on a Cisco CallManager SCCP system. The newer 7900s have gigabit Ethernet and color, yes color screens but they use a new configuration file and firmware format - Cisco decided to switch over to XML for the phone parameter files.



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13 Dec 2010, 2:20 pm

there is http://www.myvoipapp.com/

I used it sometime back.


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