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IP Communicator Multiple LAN/Wireless

We have a lot of laptops with 802.11a/b/g cards and LAN interfaces.

Is there a way to avoid having to make

multiple IP Communicator Phones for each MAC address?

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Re: IP Communicator Multiple LAN/Wireless

No, the device name is based on the MAC address on that's how the mapping in CCM is done. You will need a device for each Wireless card. If however you have users that use few wireless cards but need the same extension everytime, you can set up shared line for that user.

Chris

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Re: IP Communicator Multiple LAN/Wireless

on our laptops we also have wireless cards (dell mobility). As long as we keep the wireless cards enabled we can use either wired/wireless connections with our IP Comm phones without having to register both macs on the CM.

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Re: IP Communicator Multiple LAN/Wireless

Be careful with certain mobility apps like IBM's Access Connections. This one will actually disable the ethernet adapter when you select the wireless profile and in this case you must either change access connections to use the fastest available option, or proceed down the path of dual registration.

Cisco suggests using the wired NIC for registration as there are very few applications that actually disable that interace.

Hope this helps!

Jan

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