Quick Start Guide
Cisco Small Business
SPA 300 Series IP Phone
Models SPA 301 and SPA 303
• SPA 300 Series IP Phone
• Phone Stand
• RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
• Quick Start Guide
• Product CD-ROM
Thank you for choosing the Cisco SPA 300 Series IP Phone. This guide
describes how to physically install your Cisco SPA 300 Series IP Phone and
how to perform some basic tasks.
Before You Begin
Before you begin the installation, make sure that your Internet Telephony
Service is configured and active. For example, your phone will be registered to
a device (such as a Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series or a third-party
application server) that provides your phone service.
Getting to Know the Cisco SPA 301 IP Phone
Pick up to place or answer a call.
The LED color indicates the phone or message status. A
solid red LED indicates that you have a new voice mail
message. See the
Cisco Small Business IP Phone SPA
300 Series User Guide (SIP)
Communications Manager Express for the Cisco Small
Business IP Phone SPA 300 Series User Guide
information on the LED colors and status.
Push to the On position to turn the ringer on. Push to the
Off position to turn the ringer off.
Voice mail button
Press to access voice mail (must be set up by your
phone system administrator).
Press to place a call on hold and open another line.
Press to redial the last number called.
Press repeatedly to increase the volume of the handset
(when the handset is off the phone) or ringer volume
(when the handset is on the phone).
Use to dial phone numbers.
Installing Your Cisco SPA 301 IP Phone
Turn the phone body over to expose the ports on the back of the unit.
Insert the long end of the phone cord into the handset port on the
phone body that is marked with a phone symbol (labeled 2 in photo).
Insert the other end of the phone cord into the port at the bottom of the
handset (not shown).
Connect your phone to the network:
Using an Ethernet Connection—Insert one end of the Ethernet cable
into the network port on the phone body marked "WAN" (labeled 3
in photo). Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into the
appropriate device, such as a network switch, on your network.
Using a Wireless Connection—You can use a Cisco WBP54G
Wireless-G Bridge with the IP phone to create a wireless
connection between the phone and the network. See the WBP54G
documentation on Cisco.com for more information.
Insert one end of the power cord into an outlet and insert the other end
of the power cord into the power port on the phone body (labeled 1 in
To power the phone through the Ethernet connection, use the optional
Cisco POES5 5-Volt Power Over Ethernet Splitter accessory. See the Cisco
POES5 documentation on Cisco.com for more information.
(Optional) To install the phone on a vertical surface, use the Cisco
MB100 Wall Mount bracket. See the
Cisco Small Business IP Phone
SPA 300 Series User Guide (SIP)
Cisco Unified Communications
Manager Express for the Cisco Small Business IP Phone SPA 300
documents on Cisco.com for more information.
After your phone is successfully connected to the network and receives a
basic configuration, you should hear a dial tone when picking up the handset.
Getting to Know the Cisco SPA 303 IP Phone