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Wireless ethernet adapter

Discussion in '3CX Phone System - General' started by OCWI, Apr 6, 2018.

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  1. OCWI

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    to add context, we are re seller with decent volume. The t2x line is really popular for us, but wiring can bring the cost very high causing us to loose some deals - hence the creative (or destructive) thinking.
     
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    Perhaps might have to connect a laptop to the Adapter first to authenticate with the network. and I would create a hidden SSID for the phones only... so if/when the regular WiFi gets a new password, you do not have to re authenticate the dongle.
    Jimbo is right - for a little more money (ok maybe 2x) you can get an actual WiFi Phone:

    Grandstream (about $99)
    https://www.amazon.com/Grandstream-...=UTF8&qid=1522980431&sr=8-1&keywords=gxp1760w

    Yealink (about $200 for the combination)
    https://www.amazon.com/Yealink-WF40...pID=3192uJjSPyL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
    https://www.amazon.com/Yealink-SIP-...pID=41K-ehMVkgL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the replies!

    We have had VERY bad luck with the WF40 dongles. They simply are not reliable on a volume based model. Yealink has some really great phones with WiFi built in that we have had great luck with, however oddly enough we are running into so many circumstances where the decision makers despise anything touch screen - but also don't want to take on the cost of wiring. Aside from rolling ours, adding a WF40 (been there done that), this is about the only thing i could think of!

    That 1760W is extremely interesting however. Is that officially supported by 3cx at this point? Last i looked they were in beta but didn't notice if they made it past that.
     
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    There is a template in the current release... it is Black and White... but if that doesn't matter - the GS line has been solid for me.
     
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    Great to know! Black and white is no issue at all for these types of customers. Really appreciate the help!
     
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    I've used a number of these to make, not only SIP phones wireless, but a number of other devices. I have found them to be quite reliable.

    https://www.tp-link.com/ca/products/details/cat-9_TL-WR802N.html

    They are small, run on 5 volts (same as some VoIP phones so I can share the power supply), and they can be found for under $20.

    A set with built in Wifi is the best choice, but, in a pinch...
     
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    The 1760W does not support WPA2 as of yet, and while I suspect that such may be forthcoming (hoping), there is no official word to that effect.
     
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