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  • Stand alone setup info?

    I recently moved to a satellite office and am no longer connected to the office server. I set up my own network with a linksys router. Is there a way that I can set up my shoretel560 phone to use just as a phone? do i need an ac adapter or can i just hook it into my computer/router? is there also a software install or app for that? thanks in advance.

  • #2
    No, ShoreTel phones always require a ShoreGear switch to operate. You could set up a VPN to your office and run it over the VPN.
    Last edited by Palitto Consulting; 09-28-2010, 05:11 AM.

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    • #3
      but section 2b of the guide says that it is not necessary...

      http://www.ursinus.edu/utils/pdf/phone/ip_560_qig[1].pdf

      can't i bypass the server and just use it as a phone?

      any suggestions with a linksys router and one of the free ports??

      thx

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      • #4
        The section you mention has nothing to do with this: It only explains how to set up a phone without a POE switch. I'm not talking about power, I'm talking about control. The phones are dumb devices: They have no logic on-board for telephony, only for opening and closing RTP audio streams and receiving commands from the switch. Even their displays are controlled by the ShoreTel switch.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Palitto Consulting View Post
          The section you mention has nothing to do with this: It only explains how to set up a phone without a POE switch. I'm not talking about power, I'm talking about control. The phones are dumb devices: They have no logic on-board for telephony, only for opening and closing RTP audio streams and receiving commands from the switch. Even their displays are controlled by the ShoreTel switch.
          sooooo... you're saying this phone is worthless unless i hookup to the shoretel server? I don't want control... i just want to dial on the phone and talk on it. can i do that using my home network/linksys router? or NO?

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          • #6
            That is correct. It cannot function without a ShoreGear switch.

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