36 Planning and Installation Guide ShoreTel IP Phone 930D
Installation Finalizing Installation
Finalizing installation includes overlaying additional bases and repeaters, permanently installing
equipment, and assigning user extensions.
Installing Additional Bases
Depending on your coverage and capacity needs, you might choose to overlay additional bases and
repeaters at the same location as your initial installation to increase the number of handsets supported
in that area. Keep in mind that the total number of handsets your system supports is limited. (See
Understanding System and Coverage Limits on page 13.)
When you are installing multiple bases, be sure to install one base and its associated repeaters
completely before installing the next base. This means repeating the site survey for each base and its
associated repeaters individually before making the installation permanent. For an example of an
installation of this scale, see Appendix A, Installation Example.
When installing more than one base, keep the following in mind:
For systems with more than one base, the first base you configure when registering handsets and
repeaters must be the base designated RPN 0, as indicated by the Installation Summary.
Each base will require a dedicated PoE switch port and each repeater will require a power source.
Each base and repeater must be separated by at least 1 meter for proper performance.
Assigning User Extensions
The last step for finalizing installation is to assign user extensions to the IP930D handsets using the
ShoreTel Director interface. The procedure for doing this for IP930D devices is the same as for any
other ShoreTel IP Phone.
You or your system administrator must distribute, and possibly install, handsets and charging stands to
users. Be sure to deliver product documentation, as well. See Related Documentation on page 8.
It can take up to 15 minutes after moving a repeater before updated signal strengths are reported in
ShoreTel IP930D Manager. You must refresh the web page to see updated RSSI values.
The dBm value is a measurement used to report RSSI levels and is usually represented as a
negative value. A -40 dBm signal is stronger than a -60 dBm signal. However, unlike the IP930D
Manager, the IP930D handset does not display the dBm value with a minus sign.
In ShoreTel Director, IP930D handsets display a MAC address that begins with “02” and ends with the
IPUI of the handset.