The Linksys SPA8000 8-Port IP Telephony Device is a full featured Analog Terminal Adapter (ATA) for small business enterprises providing enhanced communication services via a broadband connection to the Internet.

The SPA8000 features eight RJ-11 FXS ports to connect analog telephones to IP-based data networks and includes a single multi-port RJ-21 50-pin connector offering an alternative connection choice when deploying the telephony gateway in varied environments. The device also has one 10/100Base-T RJ-45 Ethernet interface to connect to either a router or multi-layer switch.



Connect one end of the Ethernet cable (included) to the ETHERNET port of the SPA8000. Connect the other end to your Cable/DSL modem. Connect one end of a different Ethernet cable to the AUX port of the SPA8000. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port (network card) of your PC. Power on the cable/DSL modem and then power on the SPA8000.


Make sure your PC is setup to obtain an IP address automatically. This will allow your PC to obtain an IP address from your SPA 8000. You will generall get a IP address with default gateway


Open your internet browser and type the following: (or whatever you recevied as the default gateway) and press enter.
Enter “admin” for the user and “admin” for the password.


A setup page will appear. Click on “WAN Setup”.


Choose the Internet connection type depending on how your ISP assigns you your Internet Protocol (IP) number. When you have finished your settings, click on “Submit Changes”. When your Router Setup screen comes back up, you should be able to browse the Internet from your PC. If not, contact your ISP.


Choose from the main menu “VOICE” and then “L1”.


Enter your Byte IT Solutions Virtual Number into the User Id field and the sip password into the Password field.

Repeat step 5 for L2 – L8.


For the best voice quality, choose codec G729 and then select AVT for the DTMF method


Submit all changes


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