Polycom 301 updating initial configuration
The update behavior of the VVX phones is very similar to that of Lync Phone Edition, yet is even more flexible.For LPE devices the update service is queried immediately after the initial registration and then again after a hard-coded period of time.Plug the one end of the handset's cable into the phone and the other into the handset itself. Plug the one end of the headset's cable into the phone and the other into the headset itself. Plug your Internet cable into the port with label 'LAN'. In doing this you will ensure that both the phone and your PC will be supplied with Internet without need of third device or second Internet line. Power up the phone by plugging the power supply into the phone. Put the stand of the phone in desk-mount and wall-mount position. After you accomplish this, press the `down` navigation button (it is located just up the Menu button).You will see the DHCP Menu: By entering this submenu you will be able to set the DHCP Timeout, Boot Server Options, Boot Srv Type, VLAN Disc, VLAN Disc Opt. Press the button below the `Edit` label and enter your gateway IP address with the numpad. However there are more menus which you might want to visit.
Soundpoint IP 301, 320, 321, 330, 331, 335, 430, 450, 501, 550, 560, 601, 650, 670, VVX101, VVX201, VVX300, VVX301, VVX310, VVX311, VVX400, VVX401, VVX410, VVX411, VVX500, VVX501, VVX600, VVX601, VVX1500 Soundstation 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 The "S/N:" field is your MAC address.About the Polycom 501If you're reading this to see how good certain phones are with Asterisk, let me tell you that the Polycom 501 has excellent features, but is a pain to configure and very tempermental.I've used Soyo phones (they're the worst all around), ip Dialog phones (they're only a little better) and Grandstream's GXP-2000.There is good information on this site about setting up a Polycom phone to work with Asterisk, but it's rather spread out and unorganized, so I thought I'd take some time to get it all in one place.These instructions apply to the 501 models, but I believe they would adapt well to other Polycom models.