Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CallManager)

No Dial Tone for Phones Connected to the VG224 that Serve as SCCP to Cisco CallManager

Document ID: 67936

Updated: Feb 03, 2006



This document describes one reason why the analog phones attached to the VG224 Voice Gateway, which registers to Cisco CallManager as the Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) gateway, receive no dial tone from the VG224 Voice Gateway when they are off-hook and provides a solution.



Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

  • Cisco CallManager

  • Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Cisco CallManager 4.x

  • Cisco VG224 Voice Gateway

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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The analog telephone attached to the VG224 Voice Gateway receives no dial tone when the phone goes off-hook.

Figure 1 shows the topology of this problem.

Figure 1—Topology



This problem is a configuration issue. It is related to idle battery voltage. Foreign Exchange Stations (FXS) need to supply DC battery and AC ringing to enable the connected telephone equipment to transmit speech energy and to power the ringing device of the telephone equipment.

The show tech-support command output shows that the FXS idle voltage is set to low (see the arrow A in Figure 2). This is the root cause of the problem.

Figure 2—Partial Output of the show tech-support Command


The solution is to set the FXS idle voltage to high (see arrow A in Figure 3) when you configure each individual voice port on the VG224. This changes the idle voltage from -24 volts (low) to -48 volts (high).

Figure 3—VG224 Sample Voice Port Configuration


Related Information

Updated: Feb 03, 2006
Document ID: 67936