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Description:

This article outlines how to configure Polycom phones depending on their firmware versions.

Methods:

 Web UI Method

Description: This method is the easiest way to provision a phone by collecting the IP address of the phone, logging into it from a web browser, and configuring the phone from its GUI.

  1. Get the phones IP address using the following method.
    1. IP Series: Press Menu>2>2>1 on the phone.
    2. VVX Series: Press Home>Settings>4>1>1
  2. Open a web browser and type in the IP address.

    Newer firmware versions will require https:// to access the GUI.

  3. Enter in the login credentials.
    1. Username: admin
    2. Password: 8446116110 OR 456 if the Polycom is in a default state.
  4. Scroll over the Settings drop-down tab.
  5. Select Provisioning Server
  6. Set the Server Type to HTTP.
  7. Set the Server Address to q.audian.com/p/"account string"
  8. Delete the contents in Server User and Server Password.
  9. Click on DHCP Menu and set Boot Server to Static.
  10. Click the Save button.

 Manual Method (directional pad)

Description: This method is the hardest way to provision a phone by collecting the IP address of the phone, logging into it from a web browser, and configuring the phone from its GUI.

  1. Navigate to the Settings option by pressing the Home button or Menu button on the phone.
  2. Select 2-Advanced with the directional pad or press 2 on the number pad.
  3. Enter the phone password.
    1. Audian Password: 8446116110
    2. Default Password: 456
  4. Select 1-Administration Settings with the directional pad or press 1 on the number pad.
  5. Select 1-Network Configuration with the directional pad or press 1 on the number pad.
  6. Select Provisioning Server with the directional pad.
  7. Set the Server Type to HTTP.
  8. Set the Server Address to q.audian.com/p/"account string".
    1. Notice on the screen a→1A this button toggles between numbers, letters.
      • a→1A: Lowercase letters
      • A→>a1: Uppercase letters
      • 1→Aa: Numbers
  9. Delete the contents in Server User and Server Password.
  10. Press the << soft key button to go back and select DHCP Menu.
  11. Set the Boot Server to Static.
  12. Press the << soft key until the phone prompts to save the changes.
  13. Select the Save and Reboot option and the phone will reboot.
 Manual Method (Touch Screen Phone)
  1. Factory reset the phone by following the instructions here.
  2. Hit Cancel
  3. The phone will reboot and display a countdown timer on the screen.
  4. Press Setup during the countdown. 
    1. IF it is missed, Unplug the phone from power, plug it back in, and then press setup during the countdown.
  5. Type in the password 456 and press OK
  6. The screen will display the menu navigation controls.
    1. Headset Icon: Up
    2. Speaker Icon: Down
    3. Volume -: Left
    4. Volume +: Right
  7. Press the Setup button.
  8. Press Select while Provisioning Server is highlighted (Provisioning Server is highlighted by default)
  9. Select DHCP Menu
  10. Highlight Boot Server 
  11. Press Edit
  12. Scroll Up and select Static
  13. Press Ok
  14. Press Exit
  15. Highlight Server Type
  16. Press Edit
  17. Scroll Up and select HTTP
  18. Press Ok
  19. Highlight Server Address and press Edit
  20. Type in the server address: The String Provided To you By Audian
    1. Notice on the screen a→1A this button toggles between numbers, letters.
      1. a→1A: Lowercase letters
      2. A→>a1: Uppercase letters
      3. 1→Aa: Numbers
  21. Press Ok
  22. Press Edit while Server User is highlighted.
  23. Press - to delete all of the letters and leave it blank
  24. Press Ok
  25. Press Edit while Password is highlighted.
  26. Press - to delete all of the letters and leave it blank.
  27. Press Ok
  28. Press Exit
  29. Press Exit again
  30. Highlight Save and Reboot
  31. Press Select