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Could not Initialize Network

I get this error on my Polycom 501 phone when I attempt to have the Polycom obtain an IP Address automatically. However, if I statically assign it things work great. I see in my router log that it is handing out a DHCP lease the the phones mac. I get this on every Polycom 501 phone I am using

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SOURCE: just installing polycom 501 phones with nextiva

Ohh this mean, you did not register this extension on your phone system. Create this extension on your phone system. Be sure that password given on Phonesystem is also configured on phone too.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: failed to get boot parameters via DHCP

You didn't provide any information about your network which is ALWAYS required to provide any type of help, not to mention a solution.

"Failed to get boot parameters via DHCP, xxx seconds until reboot" simply means that the computer isn't getting an IP address from your router. Setting up your router is another entirely separate topic.


This is pretty simple though, one of three things is happening:

1. Your router is not properly configured to provide DHCP to the phone.
2. Your network cable is bad.
3. Your phone is bad (most likely the RJ45 port since the phone seems to work otherwise).

You can check for bad ports or cables by checking the port status within the router. If the port is lit up, most likely the cable and phone port are fine. This is not 100% though, replacing the cable should always be a consideration even with a lit port.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: "Couldn't contact DHCP" error

Check on the router if you are distributing enough IP addresses.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Polycom IP 501 won't reset to default when using MAC address as password

If your phone isn't on a constant reboot cycle and can boot up, then go into Admin Setting and do a Format File System reset. NOTE: Only try this if you know how to download the software files onto the phone via FTP server. Once you download the latest software your phone should be almost as good as new.

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Polycom IP 501 won't reset to default when using MAC address as password


If your phone isn't on a constant reboot cycle and can boot up, then go into Admin Setting and do a Format File System reset. NOTE: Only try this if you know how to download the software files onto the phone via FTP server. Once you download the latest software your phone should be almost as good as new.

Sep 19, 2012 | Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 IP Phone

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I have a problem regarding my Polycom Soundpoint IP331. It doesn't boot anymore. It shows only an error which is error.cfg.


You need to reinstall all the files back onto the phone. You can get the files from the Polycom Website. You can also follow the instruction from my Polycom 501 Fixya blog to see how its done.

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Plycom ip330 phone - works fine when connected directly to Brighthouse modem, however when brighthouse modem connected to belkin router then to phone says - waiting for network to initialize, please help


sounds like your belkin router is not setup as a DHCP server or the DHCP is disabled. The DHCP in the belkin assigns addresses to the internal network, the error "waiting for network to initialize" means that the phone is waiting for an IP address, to which its not getting. When you connect directly to your modem you get an IP from your Internet service provider. I'll bet your internal network is setup using "static" ip addresses, if thats the case you will need to surf into the phones web console and set a static IP address. Or the opposite, enable DHCP in the belkin. hope that clarifies things a little.

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Polycom 501 phone keeps trying to reboot itself. We rebooted manually a few times and get the same error message: 'Could not find boot server current configuation" Any ideas?


try to turn off the Polycom device. When you turn it back on, press Setup. from the options, select server then click edit. Then select the item Trivial FTP (that setup depends on your ISP), and type the IP address assigned to your network (example 192.168.90.90) then hit OK. click exit several times then press Save & reboot. If it did not work, let us know...

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Failed to get boot parameters via DHCP


You didn't provide any information about your network which is ALWAYS required to provide any type of help, not to mention a solution.

"Failed to get boot parameters via DHCP, xxx seconds until reboot" simply means that the computer isn't getting an IP address from your router. Setting up your router is another entirely separate topic.


This is pretty simple though, one of three things is happening:

1. Your router is not properly configured to provide DHCP to the phone.
2. Your network cable is bad.
3. Your phone is bad (most likely the RJ45 port since the phone seems to work otherwise).

You can check for bad ports or cables by checking the port status within the router. If the port is lit up, most likely the cable and phone port are fine. This is not 100% though, replacing the cable should always be a consideration even with a lit port.

Apr 10, 2009 | Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 IP Phone

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Making a Polycom SoundPoint 501 work on an Avaya IPO


As you have probably found, SIP phones are not supported until R5, which just came out.

Nov 11, 2008 | Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 IP Phone

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Just installing polycom 501 phones with nextiva


Ohh this mean, you did not register this extension on your phone system. Create this extension on your phone system. Be sure that password given on Phonesystem is also configured on phone too.

Oct 19, 2008 | Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 IP Phone

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Dead Polycom 501


u have the cable plugged in backwards
check it

Jul 25, 2008 | Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 IP Phone

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