Note: We highly recommend consulting an IT or network professional when configuring advanced network settings. If able, the network administrator should always check the IP address, and assign and log any static IP to avoid conflicts in the future.
Switching a phone from DHCP to a static IP can be a useful way to address connectivity issues like URL call is disabled errors. It may also alleviate some (but not all) call quality issues.
Before You Begin
- Find out your phone's password. Polycom phones in an unprovisioned, factory default state and NOT running UC4.0+ firmware should be able to utilize 456 or 123. Otherwise, use the MAC password.
- Next, determine the phone's current IP address and a static IP address (along with subnet and gateway) to assign to the phone.
To set a static IP on a Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 or 550 phone
- Press the Menu key.
- Select Settings.
- Select Advanced.
- Type phone Password and press Enter.
- Select Admin Settings.
- Select Network Configuration.
- Select Ethernet Menu.
- Select DHCP Client and use the right arrow key to set it to Disabled.
- Scroll to and select Phone IP Addr.
- Enter intended static IP address.
- Scroll to and enter Subnet.
- Scroll to and enter Gateway.
- Press Exit.
- Scroll down and select DNS Server.
- Enter: 126.96.36.199 then press OK.
- Press Exit.
- Scroll to and select DNS Alt.
- Enter: 188.8.131.52 then press OK.
- Press the left arrow key.
- At Save Config? screen, press Yes.
- Wait for phone to reboot.