The SPA9000 is so easy to configure that a fully working system can be set up in minutes. New Linksys telephones are automatically detected and registered when they are connected to the SPA9000. The SPA9000 has an integrated web server that allow features to be configured using a web browser. The web server has multiple levels of password protected access to user and service level features. Service level settings may be locked by the Internet Telephone Service Provider to ensure they are not inadvertently corrupted. The Internet Telephone Service Provider also can remotely update the software and settings through a secure encrypted connection. With its integrated router, the SPA9000 can be either connected directly to the internet connection or to another router on
your network. The SPA9000 has separate WAN and LAN Ethernet ports. The WAN connection can be connect through DHCP or a fixed IP address. The LAN port can assign IP addresses to IP Phones and computers using NAT and DHCP. While the SPA9000 will work with any SIP compatible IP Phone, it is the ideal host for Linksys IP Phones, such as the SPA901, SPA921, SPA922, SPA941, SPA942, and SPA962. Powerful configuration capabilities enable the SPA9000 to support a greater set of advanced features with these IP Phones, such as shared line appearances, hunt groups, call transfer, call parking lot, and group paging. With its two FXS ports, the SPA9000 can support traditional analog devices such as telephones, answering machines, FAX machines, and media adapters. Setting up the internal telephone system for a small business was once strictly the domain of the phone company. Now, you cannot only do it with a cost-conscious voice over IP (VoIP) connection, but it's also so simple just about anyone can set up a fully working system in minutes. Formerly part of the Linksys Voice System (LVS), now part of Cisco Small Business Voice Systems, the SPA9000 Voice System combines all the features of a traditional phone system—automated attendant functions, three-way conferencing, intercom, hold music, call forwarding, and more—with low-cost long-distance service and a single network for both voice and data.