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IP phone configuration difference on the switch

if we need configure the port on the switch to allow voice traffic and data traffic, we have 2 kinds of configurations:

confgiure1:

switchport voice vlan 2

switchport mode access

spanning-tree port fast

configuration2:

switchport trunk encap dot1q

switchport mode trunk

switchport trunk native vlan 1

can both these 2 work? what is the difference ?

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Re: IP phone configuration difference on the switch

The thing to understand is that you require a trunk port to carry more than one vlan i.e voice and data

Now the first config definitely works woth Cisco phones as they use CDP and dynamically negotiate a trunk.

The 2nd option is mostly used with other vendor phones like Avaya, nortel etc which requires us to set the port as trunk to carry both data and voice vlan

HTH

Narayan

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