IP phone network requirements

For trouble-free performance, IP phones require a properly configured LAN.

 

For most offices, particularly ones with more than eight IP phones or with heavy data traffic, FortiVoice recommends a standard network deployment with all IP phones connected directly to the network switch.

 

IP phone network

 

In offices with fewer than eight IP phones and with light to moderate data traffic (mainly e-mail and web use), IP phones can be connected to the network with each user's computer via the pass-through port. This set-up typically works well in retail stores, doctor's offices, real estate offices and similar businesses.

 

For more information on connecting IP phones and network best practices, consult your FortiVoice reseller.

 

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