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Scenario A

  1. Plug the computer into the VoIP phone using the PC Ethernet slot.
  1. Plug the VoIP phone CAT5/6 cable into Ethernet jack.
  1. The CAT5/6 cable from the jack should already be connected to the patch panel. The diagram below illustrates cabling when there’s a patch panel in place.
Wiring scenario A

Scenario B

  1. Plug the computer into the VoIP phone using the PC Ethernet slot.
  1. Plug the VoIP phone CAT5/6 cable into Ethernet jack.
  1. The CAT5/6 cable from the jacks plug directly into the switch (Ethernet ports). The diagram below illustrates cabling when there is no patch panel in place.
Wiring scenario B

Scenario C

  1. Plug the computer into the Ethernet jack using CAT5/6 cable.
  1. Plug the VoIP phone into the Ethernet jack using CAT5/6 cable.
  1. CAT5/6 cable from the Ethernet jack should already be connected to the patch panel.
Wiring scenario C

Scenario D

  1. Plug the computer into the Ethernet jack using CAT5/6 cable.
  1. Plug the VoIP phone into the Ethernet jack using CAT5/6 cable.
  1. CAT5/6 cable from the Ethernet jack will be plugged directly into your switch.
Wiring scenario D

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