Cisco 7940 Series Phone Configuration

Support for Cisco 7940 and 7960 series phones:

Cisco 79 series phones can be configured but are not supported as Hosted PBX endpoints. This is due to lack of remote provisioning control via HTTPS and we do not offer TFTP or any other type of provisioning.
Cisco have officially made the range End of Life and as such there are no firmware improvements or fixes possible.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collaboration-endpoints/unified-ip-phone-7960g/index.html


How to configure Cisco 7940 IP telephones

These are the files a naked or non-SIP Cisco 7940 phone needs in order to work with the VoiceHost platform. They must be provisioned locally via a local TFTP server (e.g. PumpKIN).

There are two SIP files:

  • SIPDefault.cnf​ (This contains the phone-specific config details needed to connect a hosted seat extension to the phone. These must be completed for each phone, as each phone will try and pull its own specific config file.)
  • SIPMACaddress.cnf (contains the SIP username and password for the seat should go in the relevant fields.)

The other bit to change is the VoIP control port towards the bottom of the file - each phone should have a unique port, typically 6000 and upwards.

The phone will download the files automatically upon a restart when told to use the TFTP server.

After a few minutes the phone should come online.

Please Contact Support for details and file pack


#######################  EXAMPLE ########################
# SIP0008ABC456.cnf
##########################################################

# SIP Configuration Specific File (start)

# Line 1 Settings
line1_name: "SIP USERNAME"              ; Line 1 Extension\User ID
line1_shortname: "EXT NAME"             ; Line 1 name on screen
line1_displayname: "EXT NAME"           ; Line 1 Display Name
line1_authname: "SIP USERNAME"          ; Line 1 Registration Authentication
line1_password: "SIP PASSWORD"          ; Line 1 Registration Password

# Line 2 Settings
line2_name: ""                          ; Line 2 Extension\User ID
line2_shortname: ""
line2_displayname: ""                   ; Line 2 Display Name
line2_authname: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 2 Registration Authentication
line2_password: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 2 Registration Password

#FOR 7960 PHONES ONLY
# Line 3 Settings
line3_name: ""                          ; Line 3 Extension\User ID
line3_displayname: ""                   ; Line 3 Display Name
line3_authname: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 3 Registration Authentication
line3_password: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 3 Registration Password

# Line 4 Settings
line4_name: ""                          ; Line 4 Extension\User ID
line4_displayname: ""                   ; Line 4 Display Name
line4_authname: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 4 Registration Authentication
line4_password: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 4 Registration Password

# Line 5 Settings
line5_name: ""                          ; Line 5 Extension\User ID
line5_displayname: ""                   ; Line 5 Display Name
line5_authname: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 5 Registration Authentication
line5_password: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 5 Registration Password

# Line 6 Settings
line6_name: ""                          ; Line 6 Extension\User ID
line6_displayname: ""                   ; Line 6 Display Name
line6_authname: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 6 Registration Authentication
line6_password: "UNPROVISIONED"         ; Line 6 Registration Password

# Phone Label (Text desired to be displayed in upper right corner)
phone_label: "RANDOMTEXT"               ; Has no effect on SIP messaging

voip_control_port: "5060"

# Time Zone phone will reside in
time_zone: GMT

# XML file that specifies the dialplan desired
dial_template: "dialplanUK"
# SIP Configuration MAC-specific File (stop)

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