General question regarding the PC port on the IP Phone

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May 29th, 2009

Hi All,

I need to know what is the restriction on the PC port that comes on the Cisco IP Phones. I mean, if I connect a computer, I get an IP address via DHCP and get Internet access through the IP Phones, through the LAN and finally to the Internet....

But, if I connect a Cisco Switch to the PC port on the IP Phone, to connect more devices (all belonging to the same VLAN), I don't get IP addresses for the devices attached to the Switch.

In other words, I know there should be a reason why is it called a ''PC port'' meaning that you can only connect a PC to that port.... but my question is what is the restriction and if there's a way around it?

Thank you!

Federico.

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fedecotof Fri, 05/29/2009 - 14:54

I was able to connect the switch to the PC port on the IP Phone and provide connectivity to internal devices, through the IP Phone. Thank you.

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