For those of you who have an Allworx phone system, you might run into a situation where you want to add an analog phone or fax machine to your phone system. The reasons to hook up an analog phone to an Allworx phone system are numerous, including adding an analog Polycom SoundStation 2 conference phone, or backup phone in case a Power over Ethernet switch should fail.
Where to begin…
When setting up an analog phone with the Allworx 48x, the good news is that the switch is plug and play to get dial tone. Simply plug your analog phone into one of the system’s FXS ports using an RJ-11 cable (standard four pin analog phone line). The FXS ports are marked as “inside extensions” on the phone system.
Login to configure analog phone
To configure the phone for incoming phone calls, you’ll need to login to your Allworx phone system’s admin portal. The default IP address for an Allworx phone system is 192.168.2.254:8080. The default password is admin.
Allworx Phone System:
Default IP Address = 192.168.2.254:8080
Default Password = admin
Once logged in, you’ll want to navigate to Phone System > Handsets (see figure 1). When in the correct menu, you’ll see your list of available analog handsets at the top of the page. The ports run incrementally from left to right, and are also labeled on the system itself for your convenience. Select the handset that you wish to configure by clicking modify under actions.
Once in the modify handset page you’ll be able to assign an owner to the phone, an internal caller ID name as well as an external name when placing calls outside of your system and over the PSTN (see figure 2). You can assign an owner to the phone as well as configure the internal caller ID number.
Additional features are available such as auto off-hook dialing for use as a door phone, auto answer DTMF string for an intercom system, and caller ID display for showing caller ID on the analog phone’s display.