Northern Michigan: Remote Phones on the E-MetroTel UCx platform

Greetings from the Northern Michigan village of Elberta, MI.  I am located 300 miles North of Chicago and 30 miles west of Traverse City, MI nestled at the base of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.   I am staying at my favorite place, Wayfarer Lodgings run by wonderful Mike and Iris Jones.  You might want to check out their blog:

http://lifeinbenziecounty.wordpress.com/

I am staying in a cozy 1 room cabin away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  I did want to bring some of my Nortel IP phones to use remotely off the UCx at my loft in Chicago.  I brought along an 1140E and 112oE Unistim IP set, a TP Link wireless Internet Adapter and a Nortel BES 50 12 Port POE switch.

I am going to lead you through the process of setting up the remote phones via some photos below:

While I am not working on the phones, I go for a walk on this beautiful beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Platte River Point.

While I am not working on the phones, I go for a walk on this beautiful beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes, Platte River Point.

I started with an 1140E IP set, and a Nortel BES 50 24 port POE switch.

I started with an 1140E IP set, and a Nortel BES 50 24 port POE switch.

    The Lan connection is on the right, while the 2 POE LAN connections going to the 11xx phones are on the left.

The Lan connection is on the right, while the 2 POE LAN connections going to the 11xx phones are on the left.

I brought along an 1120E as well.

I brought along an 1120E as well.

I brought a power strip, where the POE switch is plugged into.  The white device with the LAN connection is the portable router that you connect to a wi fi connection via a web browser on my laptop.  The device has tutorial that allows you to connect to any wifi network.  In this case I am using a WEP (HEX) connection to the cabin owners house.

I brought a power strip, where the POE switch is plugged into. The white device with the LAN connection is the portable router that you connect to a wi fi connection via a web browser on my laptop. The device has tutorial that allows you to connect to any wifi network. In this case I am using a WEP (HEX) connection to the cabin owners house.

Then I got into the network parameters of the 11xx phones by pressing the "Services" button twice.

Then I went into the network parameters of the 11xx phones by pressing the “Services” button twice.

    Then I set the phones IP address to that of the external IP address from my ISP at home. The external IP address is entered into the UCx and thusly lets me connect quite simply, without a VPN or any extra equipment. I simply enter the external IP address in the S1 and reboot the phone and I am connected.

Then I set the phones IP address to that of the external IP address from my ISP at home. The external IP address is entered into the UCx and thusly lets me connect quite simply, without a VPN or any extra equipment. I simply enter the external IP address in the S1 and reboot the phone and I am connected.

 

The 1120E is now connected.

The 1120E is now connected.

The 1140E is connected as well.

The 1140E is connected as well.