How? I purchased 3 of these Cisco 7940 IP phones online. I thought I could unlock them and load the SIP firmware. No such luck. The suggested **# does nothing. Reboot holding # does nothing. Any help? I've tried everything I could find suggested online.
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Re: Converting Cisco 7940 IP Phone to SIP
Unlocking a Cisco 7940
1) Unplug the phone 2) Plug the phone back in while holding the # key The phone will soon display “Reset key sequence detected” 3) After several lights flash press the following keys in order: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 * 0 # 4) The phone will then ask you if you want to save the network configurations: Save network cfg? 1=yes 2=no 5) The phone will soon display “Factory reset initiated” and will continue through the boot up process. If that process fails to work for some reason there
is a second method.
Complete these steps:
The Network Configuration lock symbol must be unlocked. If not, exit to the main window and press ** # again.
Press 3 on the keypad (or scroll down) for Network Configuration.
Press 33 on the keypad (or scroll down) to Erase Configuration.
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Here's a great little document from Cisco directly, called "Converting a Cisco 7940/7960 CallManager Phone to a SIP Phone and the Reverse Process" Easy to do, just follow the step-by-step directions. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_tech_note09186a0080094584.shtml
Yes, there is programming which would need to be removed. However, you would need a cisco call manager($800) at home. Unless of course you have voip in your home. then you could just set it to DHCP I'm assuming and then it should just work!
You will need to modify the template assigned to that particular phone. Depending on the service you are using (CallManager onsite or hosted VoIP, or other options), you may or may not actually have access to make these changes. See also Cisco's guide located at http://www.ciscosystems.am/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cuipph/7960g_7940g/7_0/sip/english/administration/guide/7960usrS.pdf
Complete these steps:
1.On the Cisco IP Phone, press the Settings button. 2.Press **# 3.When the window displays Settings Unlocked, click the More softkey. 4.You now see the Erase softkey, which can be used in order to erase the configuration on the Cisco IP Phone.
I hope that this has been very helpful for you
If this solution will not helpfull for you that time pls send me a IP Phone details.
connect a crosscable between your cisco 7940 and the laptop start a dhcpserver and a tftpserver on your laptop The files i mentioned (SIP license) have to be purchased at Cisco. start the IPPhone, thats all