Cisco IP Phones 79XX with Asterisk

 

 

Recently we had a pack of cisco 7942G phones that we were required to get them up running with Asterisk. The good thing about 79XX series is that they all support SIP besides SCCP. Whereas, the bad thing is that they are by default running on SCCP and you have to upgrade them to SIP first. I spent a great deal of time trying to figure this out, as I were going to use SIP Version 8 and there is no to-the-point documentation (at least not that I could find!)

 

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Virtual extensions with FreePBX 2.4

Based on a customer request, we needed to have some virtual extensions (Voice Mail enabled) but the problem was that they wanted the incoming calls to extensions to ring 4 times before falling back to voice mail. Since by default FreePBX will get the extension status as UNAVAILABLE and I couldn’t get virtual extension running with this version of freepbx, i did this trick:

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