Cisco ATA 180 Series Analog Telephone Adaptors

Cisco ATA 186 Basic Configuration


The Cisco Analog Telephone Adaptor (ATA) 186 is a handset-to-Ethernet adaptor that interfaces regular analog phones with IP-based telephony networks. The Cisco ATA 186 has two voice ports that were designed to support legacy analog touch-tone telephones. Unlike the regular Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) ports, these cannot be interfaced with a PBX as the Cisco ATA 186 cannot send out digits on these ports. Both voice ports can be used simultaneously as long as they are configured with different telephone numbers.

This document guides you through the initial setup of the Cisco ATA 186 when you use the H.323/SIP/SCCP image for the Cisco ATA. See the Related Information