This chapter describes the Wavelink Avalanche Management Console and how to use it to configure the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G. The Configuration Utility (CU) for Wavelink Avalanche can be installed on the Wavelink Avalanche Management Console and used to configure a single phone or multiple phones with common settings.
The phones do not support Traffic Stream Rate Set (TSRS) or Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) V4.
Not all features can be configured using Wavelink. Some features can only be configured from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.
You can assign attributes on the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone that can be used to distinguish it from other mobile devices connected to the Wavelink server. These attributes can be used as search criteria for locating phones on the Wavelink server. For example, the predefined ModelName field of CP7925G is used to identify a device as the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G.
To assign attributes, use the Wavelink Management Console, the phone UI, or the phone web page:
If you use the Wavelink Management Console, choose the Add Properties option from the Client Settings option (for a single phone) or the Edit Device Properties option (for a mobile device group). For more information, see the Wavelink Avalanche server documentation.
If you assign attributes from the phone or phone web page, use the following sections to define values for the CustomName and CustomValue fields.
To update settings in the phone configuration file, follow these steps:
Right click 7925CU (in a folder under Software Collections) to launch the CU.
From the left pane, choose the settings you wish to configure:
From the settings page, select or enter information for those settings.
Profile Settings fields
The following table lists the fields in the Profile Settings screen.
Table 2 Profile Settings
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Provides a name for the profile to make it easy to identify; up to 63 alphanumeric characters.
Choose Yes or No.
Assigns the Service Set Identifier (SSID) to this profile. You must assign the same SSID to the phone that is also assigned to access points in the wireless network.
Determines the signal mode or priority for selecting signal modes available in the WLAN. Options are:
802.11 b/g: Use only 2.4 GHz band
802.11a: Use only 5 GHz band
Auto, 802.11b/g preferred over 802.11a (dual-band)
Auto, 802.11a preferred over 802.11b/g (dual-band)
The preferred band, if available, is used at power-on, but the phone may switch to the less-preferred 2.4 GHz band, if available, and the preferred band is lost. After the phone has connected to the less-preferred band, it does not scan for the preferred band if the current band is acceptable, and will remain connected to the less-preferred band.
Auto, signal strength (RSSI): Use strongest signal in dual-band environment
You can configure trace settings to determine how the phone creates and saves trace files. The following table describes the trace settings.
Table 3 Trace Settings
Number of Files
Choose the number of trace files that the phone saves, from 2 to 10 files.
Enable Remote Syslog
Set up a remote server to store trace logs. If enabled, enter remote address and remote port.
Remote IP Address
Enter remote IP address if Enable Remote Syslog is enabled.
Enter a port number if Enable Remote Syslog is enabled. Valid values are: 514 and 1024 to 65535.
Operating System data.
Phone configuration data.
Call Control Level
Cisco Unified Communications Manager data.
Network Services Level
DHCP, TFTP, CDP data.
Application level security data.
User Interface Level
Key strokes, softkeys, MMI data.
Channel scanning, authentication data.
RTP, SRTP, RTCP, DSP data.
Firmware, upgrade data.
Wavelink settings fields
You can configure Wavelink settings from the phone CU. The following table describes the Wavelink settings.
Table 4 Wavelink settings
Enables the Wavelink server.
Use Alternate Server
Enables the use of alternate Wavelink server.
If the User Alternate Server is enabled, enter an IP address for the alternate server.
Custom Name 1-4
Assign up to four attribute names to the phone to be used as selection criteria.
Custom Value 1-4
Define the values for each Custom Name to be used as selection criteria.
When you have completed the phone configuration changes, you must export the configuration file from the phone CU to Wavelink, and then update the phone.
The CU does not perform a complete validation of the phone configuration. If the configuration file contains an invalid setting, the phone may reject the configuration and send an error message to the syslog.
To update the phone with the updated configuration file, perform the following steps.
From the CU, select the configuration file, and then choose Export to Wavelink.
At the Success window, click OK. A message indicating the file transfer is complete appears at the bottom of the window.
To update a mobile device group, select it from the left pane, and choose Update Now (Disallow User Override).
To update a single device, expand a mobile device group or software collection from the left pane, right-click on the device listed in the right pane, and do one of the following actions:
Choose Update Now.
Choose Client Settings. In the Avalanche Client Controls window, check the Force package sync during Update Now check box, and click Update Now.