I have an IP phone that I use for work - it's an old fashioned Axxess phone by InterTel but it works. I've had both DSL and cable service before, using a Netgear wireless router with the phone and never had an issue with the phone connecting to our office phone system. I just recently moved and have FIOS and chose not to hook up the Netgear, since the Westell does DHCP just fine.
When I connect the phone, the phone is receiving an IP address from the router and I can see it's connected when I'm logged onto the router but it will not connect with our system. The phone runs through UDP port 5567 but connects usually with TCP port 5566. I can ping 5566 and get a reply. I can telnet our Remote IPC IP using 5566 and get a response but the phone times out after 60 seconds of not being able to connect.
I have checked out this website and am guessing it has something to do with port forwarding. I tried to make some changes but I'm not sure I understand enough about how it's supposed to work to feel confident that I put the right information in the right places!
I could really use a nudge in the right direction. The phone worked a few days ago on a DSL connection so I know the phone is working. Other users who work from home are not having issues with their IP phones so I've narrowed it down to the router. Both my computers are working on the system too.
Thanks for getting back to me. Is it possible to post an image to this - it doesn't seem to be working... How else can I paste the front page when I log in?
Thanks for your help
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#1 Go to Advanced. In there, there should be something about the IP Address Distribution.
What is it set to?
#2 Go to Firewall Settings.
What is in there?
As need be, show screen shot(s)..
Thanks again. Straight away I noticed one problem, although changing it may not solve the problem. I put in 192.168.1.200 (I think) on the phone and the IP addresses only allow to 150. Even so, when I gave the phone 1.5, it still didn't work.
Let me know if you need more than that. I can post each page if need be.
Do you know if Verizon blocks UDP port? Specifically UDP port 5567? I am trying to figure out if it's my router or the ISP.
At that screen in your router, change the Starting IP so that it is
#2 On the Axxess phone by InterTel, setup a static IP outside of that range.
You can set any number that you want to BUT NOT: 0, 1, 100 to 255.
#3 Here is/are guide(s) for that router (This is based upon the screen images seen so far)
Hi and thanks again,
I will do that when I get back to my home office on Friday.
In regards to the port forwarding link that you sent, do I port forward tcp 5566 and udp 5567 from the IP address that I give my phone?
The reason I ask is that neither Inter Tel or Axxess are listed on the page that you sent me... I looked at "Internet Phone" is that what I want to follow?