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IP Phone 6901 Setup by private Customer

Hello everyone. I, as a private final user, bought 3 new 6901 IP Phones off ebay, thinking I would be able to set them up by myself and use the as IP doorbell receivers. Once I got them, I tried to configure them (hoping for an IP based local webpage) and discovered that I needed Cisco software to do that (don't I?). Since I am a private user, I don't have any partnership with Cisco, which means I'm not allowed to download the software and proceed. What am I supposed to do then? Should I resell the phones? Is there any way a private can access the configuration page for his terminals by himself??

Thank you very much,

Alex Tischer

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3pcc software is available only  with 78xx and 88xx series.

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Search the community for threads on how to configure phones with 3rd party PBX and you'll get all you need, the phones that have a config GUI are 3PCC models which is not an option for the model you got, so avoid threads that discuss 3PCC phones as that's not applicable to you. 

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Thank you for your rapid answer. Fact is that I don't have a PBX, since I don't have a telephone line. I wanted to use the terminals just to communicate to a 2N doorbell (doorbell ring, audio, door open signal)

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Phones are dumb endpoints, they need a PBX / call control agent for the dial plan and to place calls. 3PCC can be configured to place a direct call using the IP, but not the ones you got, for those you need a PBX. 

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