Configuring a Cisco IP Phone in this case the SPA504g can be easily setup through the Web GUI.
You can find the pdf to the Cisco SPA504G 4-Line IP Phone here.
Plugging in and powering up
First thing you want to do is plug an Ethernet cable into the port labeled SW which is short for Switch. Although plugging it into a Router instead is perfectly fine.
Now make sure your phone is plugged in and has powered up, it may take a few minutes for it to acquire an IP Address.
Finding the IP Address
You can find the IP address of your Cisco IP Phone two different ways.
- Through the menu settings on the phone by pressing the setup button followed by pressing the down arrow until you arrive on Network option then pressing the select button. You will see your Current IP on this screen.
- The other method is through your router or switch’s Client list by logging into them.
Configuring the Cisco IP Phone
Open up a web browser of your choice and type in the IP Address that you found in the earlier step.
Click the Admin Login link in the top right hand side of your browser.
Now click the Advanced link in the top right hand side of your browser.
On this default Info tab you can see the status of your IP Phone.
Now click the Phone tab as we are going to setup the following under the General heading.
- Station Name: Home PC (I name it after the location of my phone)
- Station Display Name: Tyler Bailey (The name that is seen on the phone screen)
- Voice Mail Number (The Voice Mail Number that is set to Mail button on the phone itself)
We are now going to configure our extension that you have or you were given. Click the Ext 1 tab.
Scroll down and fill in the following information under the Call feature Settings and Proxy and Registration.
- Mailbox ID: 7001 (This Mailbox ID is associated with your extension that you were given or have setup before)
- Proxy: draalin.com (Here you will put in the address to who you are registering with. My service is setup at draalin.com so I will use that)
Scroll down and fill in the following information.
- Display Name: Tyler Bailey (This is essentially your caller ID, meaning the name people will see when you call them. I will use my name Tyler Bailey)
- Password: myPassword (The password that was given to you or you have that is used for authentication to your registrar. I will use myPassword as an example)
- Auth ID: 7001 (The Auth ID is usually the extension that was given to you, that is used for registering yourself to the registrar.)
- User ID: 7001 (The User ID is usually the extension that was given to you, that is used for registering yourself to the registrar.)
Now all you have to do is press the Submit All Changes button and you are complete!
Your phone will now reinitialize itself. You will see the extension one button which is the very top right button on your Cisco IP Phone change colors multiple times. When it turns green you know that you are now registered with your registrar and it is ready to be used!
I have added a gallery below for additional support.