Voice Over IP

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Other terms commonly associated with VoIP are IP telephony, Internet telephony, broadband telephony, and broadband phone service. The term specifically refers to the provisioning of communications services (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the public Internet, rather than via the public switched telephone network (PSTN).  Examples of the VoIP protocols are H.323, Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), H.248 (also known as Media Gateway Control (Megaco)), Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP), Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP), Session Description Protocol (SDP), and Inter-Asterisk eXchange (IAX).

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Hi,
As I am new to Cisco UC and I have a scenario whereby there is a requirement to have cisco ip phone in a branch. The IP phones would be connected back to HQ call manager.  I would like to check on the advantage and disadvantage on the edge router whereby on using dual WAN connectivity links for high availability against a single WAN connectivity link and SRST.

For SRST, It seems that there is a regular SRST and using CME as SRST. May I check if there may be any reference documents on how it works/requirements and consideration.

Thanks.

Appreciate for any suggestion!
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The current Network setup is customer site connected one SIP trunk each in US and Europe respectively
over MPLS Network. The customer is asking for cross region resiliency in SIP Trunks, is it possible? I'm not sure
if inter continent trunking will cause any issues? Please provide pros and cons.
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Hi
Were experiencing issues with the Shoretel VoIP breaking up.
This is occurring predominately at one of our remote sites, however the main site is being affect, if slightly less.
Internal calls from the remote site to head office along with external calls are frequently causing problems.

Each site has 100/100mb link,
Shoretel switch at both sites.
Director and E1k and Ingate at main site,

Diffserve 467 enabled on HP POE switches
dedicated vlan for voice in place across the sites
sites connected by site to site VPN

Ideas?

Thanks
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Having issues with VoIP, we have Vonage and there's some buzzing going on when people make calls, the current environment we have is:

ISP to >>> ASA 5505 >>>> 3560E to the distribution switch for phones 2960X (the phone type is Yealink)


Any ideas?

Thanks so much for your help.
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We are trying to locate serial number of Cisco UCS, we have access to Cisco unified communications manager, we have lost password for Cisco Enterprise License Manager ( CLI doesnt work, because passwords dont work).

Is there anyways to find out the serial number of the device through CUCM?
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We have a small office of about 20 VOIP ringcentral phones.  I think that at max, 3 concurrent phone calls happen at a given time.  Perhaps 4 on the busiest moment.  What would be the appropriate amount of bandwidth to allocate for Qos on my sonicwall Bandwidth Management screen.  I have a hard time understanding how this screen is explained so if someone is able to explain what Realtime is and Medium and Guranteed vs. Maximum/Burst that would help.  Thanks
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Calling on all Cisco CUBE Experts;
CUBE setup for SIP trunking that that talks to the provider's SBC missing SIP port (5060) in the SIP URI, can anyone shine light on why it is happening? Is there a tweak or hack
someone can suggest ? The IP address is coming fine, BTW.

Thanks;
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Hi,

We have a switch stack of 7 3750 switches. One switch just seemed to stop working, still has power. After restart, using the sh switch command, the switch seems to be stuck at initializing, after restart the of the stack, the switch shows ready. Its a POE switch and plugging a phone directly into the switch, no power. However plugging in a laptop works, data is working just not power no data. I used some basic commands, show config, ver, vlan, int and compared the configs to the other switches and everything looks good.  The switch in question has no error using sh int. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Below is a output from sh int, for the switch in question,  all ports are shown the same.

FastEthernet5/0/20 is down, line protocol is down (notconnect)
  Hardware is Fast Ethernet, address is 0017.94b5.d016 (bia 0017.94b5.d016)
  MTU 1500 bytes, BW 10000 Kbit, DLY 1000 usec,
     reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255
  Encapsulation ARPA, loopback not set
  Keepalive set (10 sec)
  Auto-duplex, Auto-speed, media type is 10/100BaseTX
  input flow-control is off, output flow-control is unsupported
  ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00
  Last input never, output never, output hang never
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0
  Queueing strategy: fifo
  Output queue: 0/40 (size/max)
  5 minute input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
  5 minute output rate 0 …
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SIP Provider Review, I have quote from Access Point Inc, I've never hear from the company before and bit skeptical where all their servers are. I don't to want SIP server siting on West end of country when our building is at East End.  Is anyone who experience with them? any feed back? or SIP provider who does good what they do?
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We use five 9 for our main call center and we want to expand to another state but we just want to hire someone or company that take the inbound call and out bound call using five 9

Do u know any call call can do this?
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If I have a Skype for Business Online account  most folks reach me by a regular 10 digit telephone number.
But should people be able to reach me also at a sip address like sip://joebob@acme.com?
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I'm working at integrating Mitel 6867i phones into our network.  
At first, the provider said that there had to be firewall ports open (and, obviously NOT forwarded to any particular IP).  That is, the ports had to be opened incoming and outgoing.
Well, usually outgoing is open by default.  So that would only be mentioned to CYA.
And, if outgoing is all that's needed then saying incoming is needed seems double CYA.
Right?
My hope is that no firewall ports need be specifically opened at all.  

But, I started on this path by accepting what they specified and decided I would NOT run these things through our main firewall at all.
So, there will be a separate firewall as we have enough public IP addresses to accomodate.
And so, there has been a VLAN set up just to service the VOIP phones and to keep the firewall LANs separated.

I hope this much sounds like a reasonable approach.

If you're familiar with these phones (and I hope you are) then you'll know that the phones will accept a trunk line connection and "pass through" the main LAN / e.g. VLAN1 untagged to the computer on the desk.  (This saves running a new cable to the desk assuming the computer is already cabled).  And, the phone functions are supposed to run off a tagged VLAN / e.g. VLAN100 that's combined on the trunk.

All this seems fine so far.  I'm a little uncomfortable with the phones being so integrally connected inside the network but it seems like accepted practice.

As they say, "the devil is …
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Skype (Windows 10). The Video Button has disappeared from its position on right side top - alongside the telephone icon. Have tried for answers without success. What does this signify?
Has it anything to do with paying money.  It is not a problem with my computer, as I have opened the account on a second computer with same result.
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We have warnings on some of our Cisco small business network switches; network performance/quality seems to be fine.

[21 Cisco PoE and non-PoE switches SG-200, SG-250HP and SG-500 currently on the network].
VoIP system configured throughout our network that has been up and running for the past 6 months without any problems.
The warning messages are recent, and came up on our SG-500 core switches [Flash memory logs]
Warning is declared as "%CDP-W-VOICE_VLAN_MISMATCH: Voice VLAN mismatch detected on interface X" - where X is the up-link port number connecting to core/edge switch.
Ports affected are all (only) up-links, core to core or core to edge.

*         All switches have the latest firmware installed

*         All configured with the same VLAN IDs (Default VLAN is 1 & Voice VLAN 30, configured trunk ports, separated tagged from untagged)

*         Dynamic voice VLAN disabled on all switches

*         Auto voice VLAN disabled on all switches

*         CDP enabled on all switches

*         Global settings for QoS trust mode is CoS/802.1p
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I need a small dual-WAN router to interface with an ISP for VOIP.
It needs to provide VLAN100 tagged on the LAN side (some older routers like RV042 won't do this).
It needs to have some ports opened - not forwarded, opened. (some newer routers won't do this).
I'd rather have a 4-5 port router as ports are unimportant here.
I'd like to add a management port/VLAN and block internet access from that port's connection.

What might you recommend?
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We are having a POE issue on some ports on a Cisco SG500-52MP.  About 5 users phones are not powering up.  We eliminated a cabling issue and a phone issue by plugging in the phones directly to the Cisco switch, however some ports are not powering up the phones.  For instance.

Joe's phone is not working and was plugged into port 25
Mary's phone is working and is plugged into port 41

If we swap phones, Mary's phone does not power up on port 25 and Joe's phone powers up on port 41.  This tells us something is going on with the switch.  We don't want to power cycle the switch just yet as other workstations are working.  The system has been up and running for about a year and no changes were made.

Is there something that we can look for on the switch itself to see why those 5 particular ports are not powering up the phones?
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I always get confused / use firewall / router rules so infrequently that I don't know  what the right way to set these things up.

Can you help?

I have a VOIP service using a Grandstream HT-502 V1.2A gadget.  The call quality isn't always good.  That device is plugged directly into one of the ports on an actiontec router (left over from when we had verizon fios, but now we have cable internet 15down / 5 up speed.

I have lots of other devices plugged into a gig network switch in the basement that might be using the internet at the same time as the calls?  That gig network switch has 1 cable going over to the actiontec also (so there's only 2 cables on the lan side of the router).

To improve call quality, that's a job for QoS, right?

The attached picture is what I did in the actiontec router.  The grandstream has the ip of 192.168.1.52

But then i thought, should this be on the Ethernet/Coax or  Broadband Connection (Ethernet/Coax) sections? Did I at least get outbound rather than inbound correct?

But that just gets the call out of the house with highest priority.  Once it's on the web, it's fighting with all kinds of data / can't prioritize it, right?

Does the VOIP provider have any bearing on the quality of the calls? Iwe are using VOIPO.com).  is there  a way to substantiate / test where the poor qiuality - dropped fractions of a second in the conversation, etc.  NO stuttering, max headroom type things.  Just a m ssing sound here and there.

And most …
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I need to firmware update a CISCO telephone (SPA 504G) to version 7.6.1
The problem is that the firmware update is needed to established as standalone.
Can i firmware update a CISCO telephone SPA504G standalone?
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related question/answer
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29095322/2-phones-ring.html?anchor=a42537973¬ificationFollowed=206569166#a42538269

Using verizon wireless for residential (not business)
is there a way to have both phones ring at the same time

*71 is one phone and then the other
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related question:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29095078/forward-phone-numbers-with-iphone.html#a42537163

Since you have Verizon, you can do this:

Calli *72 plus the forwarding phone number, including the area code (e.g., *72-555-555-5555). You will hear a confirmation message.

This works with all phones with Verizon service, not just iPhones.

Dial *73 to stop forwarding. You will get a tone or message.

Can I have both phones ring

I this answer only gives me second phone ringing.
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Need a voice support that is not TOO loud

I need to give a tour to about 10-20 people in a public area, but my voice does not carry very far. And if the wind is up, it's even harder.

But I do not want to use one of those megaphones. They are loud and use up one hand. I would prefer some sort of clip-on microphone, that uses BlueTooth to connect to portable speakers.

Can I WEAR a small speaker? Is that possible?

Or I guess I could pull a small speaker behind me, but that would also need a battery.
 
Suggestions?
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can I receive (not send) sms to skype united states phone number


not skype to skype message

receive actual text message from a cell phone
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I have an implementation of 3CX with soft phones . Recently i add also telephone (IP/VOIP) except of soft phone. the IP telephones are working properly but now  I need to export the contacts from the soft phone to IP telephone.

I am looking for a step by step instructions how to do it.
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could I have 2 incoming skype phone numbers

can I receive (not send) sms to skype united states phone number
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Anyone knows if there is a way to change a hostname in Polycom SoundStation 7000?   So it would broadcast an actual hostname instead of the make/model name.
Easier to manage and troubleshoot.
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Voice Over IP

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Other terms commonly associated with VoIP are IP telephony, Internet telephony, broadband telephony, and broadband phone service. The term specifically refers to the provisioning of communications services (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the public Internet, rather than via the public switched telephone network (PSTN).  Examples of the VoIP protocols are H.323, Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), H.248 (also known as Media Gateway Control (Megaco)), Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP), Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP), Session Description Protocol (SDP), and Inter-Asterisk eXchange (IAX).