If your network provides Power over Ethernet (PoE), your conference phone comes with everything you need to power it up, connect it to the network, and set it up on your desk. If your network does not provide PoE, you need these additional supplies: a Cisco IP Conference Phone 7832 PoE Midspan Cable and a Cisco Power Cube 3.

Figure 1. Cisco IP Conference Phone 7832 Installation

After the phone connects to the network, the phone startup process begins, and the phone registers with the server.

After the phone connects, it determines if a new firmware load should be installed on the phone.

Before you begin

Your conference phone needs power from one of these methods:

  • Your network supplies power over the Ethernet (PoE).

  • You have a Cisco IP Conference Phone 7832 PoE Midspan Cable to add power to your LAN connection. You plug the cable into the phone, and then plug the LAN and a Cisco Power Cube 3 into the cable.

1

Connect the network cable or the midspan cable into the network port on the conference phone.

2

If you are using a midspan cable, do these steps:

  1. Plug the power cube into the midspan cable.

  2. Plug the power cube into the electrical outlet.

  3. Plug the network cable into the midspan cable. Use the network port closest to the power cube connection.

3

Plug the network cable from the phone or the midspan cable into the network.

4

Monitor the phone startup process. This step verifies that the phone is configured properly.

5

Allow the phone to upgrade to the current firmware image.

6

Make calls with the phone to verify that the phone and features work correctly.