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7906G Home VOIP installation Problem

I am trying to install the Cisco 7906G at home on my new AT&T VOIP Internet-TV-Phone service. Will not work if I connect directly to one of the RJ45 ports on the main Router. Will not work if I do the same but going through an ethernet hub. How can I make it work??? And, do I also need the external power supply??? Or will the power come through the ethernet connection???

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  • puchicas Mar 19, 2009

    Response to Clarification Request posted by Dubravko:



    I do not have a Cisco Switch, just an AT&T VOIP / DSL Router Model 3800HGV-B, for Internet, Voice and TV, .

  • puchicas Mar 19, 2009

    Response for Dubravko, I have the power adapter (PWR-CUBE-3) from Cisco and it is 48V. That allows the phone to come on but it still does not recognize the AT&T Router. There is supposed to be some kind of configuration that has to be done to the 7906G phone itself, but I have no way to connect to a Cisco Router in order to change the setup for this phone. I downloaded the configuration software from Cisco but it will not work standalone. I was hoping to find a way to do it.

  • Dubravko May 11, 2010

    It power itself either by external power supply or by power supplied over ethernet by power-over-ethernet (PoE) enabled switch (sure solution is Cisco PoE switch, others check first for compatibility).

    Power adaptor is hard to find because is -40V DC (exactly), and is not so common.

    Which switch do you have ??


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Then you need power adapter for Cisco 7960 IP phone ( -40V DC).
Cisco phones work best with Cisco, and sometimes ONLY Cisco switches.

One question which voice gateway you will use for your 7960 VoIP phone calls to go through ?
(AT&T probably supports only their IP Phones with special and usually hidden settings from end user)

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Are you tired of being tied down to your computer area to use your VOIP phone service (IE Vonage, MagicJack, Via Talk or ITP)? Here is a way to make your existing home phone jacks work with your VOIP.

***** DO NOT USE THIS TIP IF YOU HAVE DSL (FROM THE PHONE COMPANY) FOR YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER OR IF YOU ARE IN AN APARTMENT BUILDING*****

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COMPLETE THESE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY AND IN ORDER OTHERWISE DAMAGE COULD RESULT TO YOUR VOIP MODEM.
NOTE THAT EACH HOME IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT AND MAY HAVE NON-STANDARD WIRING SITUATIONS OR HAZARDS UNFORESEEABLE SO THIS TIP IS TO BE DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES THAT ARISE FROM WORKING ON YOUR OWN HOUSE SUCH AS IF YOU DAMAGE ANYTHING OR GET SHOCKED OR FRY YOUR VOIP MODEM AND BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE IT'S ALL ON YOU....

So hopefully I haven't scared you off from trying this tip since it is fairly simple to do but complements of lawsuit happy America I had to cover the disclaimers....

Let's get started...

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2) The second style is very similar to the first but the area where the screw terminals are has a plastic rectangular bar about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide with telephone lines attached to it (often times Red and Green or Blue and White/Blue). If you have this style of connection push the side of the bar closest to the center of the box and then pull outwards and to the right this should expose the "Test Jack". Once the bar has been extended twist it 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove it from its mounting bar. Use caution not to disconnect the phone wires attached to the bar.

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