Whilst configuring my Cisco 7940 IP phone it’s been necessary to reset it a few times to load new configuration details. I started out by removing the power (pretty brutal, but effective), until I reached a point where I could
telnet into the phone and issue a
Then I learned the reset codes for Cisco IP phones:
- For SIP firmware, press
- For SCCP firmware, key in
Note that these are soft resets (like
Del on a PC) – they do not return the phone to factory settings.
Finally, it may be useful to know that the default password for the phones is