This guide is designed to help you quickly set up and use your
Cisco IP Phone 7912G. Complete User Guides are available on
the Web. See the "Related Documentation" section on page 16
Connecting Your Phone
Chances are, your system administrator or a technician will
connect your new Cisco IP Phone to the corporate IP telephony
network. If that is not the case, connecting your phone is easy.
Follow the steps below to connect your Cisco IP Phone to the
corporate IP network. Refer to Figure 1 on page 4 to locate
ports on the back of your phone.
Before You Begin
Be sure to read the "Safety Notices" section on page 16 before
connecting your phone. Also, verify that your system
administrator is ready for you to connect your phone to the
Connect your Cisco IP Phone to the corporate IP
telephony network. You can do this using one of two
methods, depending on how your workspace is set up.
See your system administrator if you are not sure which
method to choose.
Direct network connection—For this method, you need
at least one available Ethernet port in your workspace.
Use the Ethernet cable included with your phone to
connect the network port on the back of your phone to
the Ethernet port in your workspace.
Shared network connection—Use this method if you
have a single Ethernet port in your workspace with
your desktop computer already connected to it. First,
disconnect the Ethernet cable from the computer and
attach it to the network port on the back of your phone.