Thanks for posting your question to the Support Community.
For your first inquiry you can use Paging Group. Paging Groups do make use of hands free auto answer (HFAA) behind the scenes, but allow you to dial an extension dedicated to paging instead of a SPRE code (**extension). This guide covers how to setup a paging group on a NetVanta 7100: Configuring Handset Paging Groups in the NetVanta 7000 Series.
For the caller ID problem I would need to see the configuration and output of a debug voice verbose and debug sip stack messages when the problem is recreated. You can submit those to our FTP server with the instructions below if your output contains sensitive information like public IPs, names, phone numbers, passwords, etc.
Open Internet Explorer web browser on their PC
Type the following URL: ftp://ftp.adtran.com
Press the Alt key, click View, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer
Double-click the "Incoming" folder
Drag and drop files from PC into the Internet Explorer window
Reply to this post with the exact filenames used so we can retrieve the files
If your output does not contain sensitive information or you can easily filter it out, you can attach the files in a reply by clicking the "Use advanced editor" link in the top right of the reply box and attaching them on the resulting page. This document explains some of what caller-id is based on in regards to outbound calls, so it may be helpful to look at:Outbound Caller ID priority in AOS Voice products.
I will relocate this post to the NetVanta 7000 Series area and remove your other post to prevent duplicate threads.
Ok perfect I'll give it a shot and see if it works. I think I may have figured out why the caller ID is doing that, the two phones that work have the newest firmware but are still far behind. I'm trying to upgrade all the phones which range from 1.1.12 - 1.3.16 to 2.x firmware. I read on here that I could do it through the Netvanta7100 updating cflash, but it seems I'm still not able to do so.
Do I have to upgrade by one firmware at a time? Meaning I can't just update to the newest one but I have to upgrade to all the ones in between and upgrade one by one until I get to the newest one? I'm not able to tftp the newest firmware to any of the phones, it just says the connection timed out (it does that fairly quickly I might add.)
Also what do you mean by the **Ext. code? Do I have to manually configure the code to dial before the extension to page a phone? I feel that'd be better. Otherwise I would have to set up a paging group for each individual phone. I don't want the phones to page multiple phones, I just want someone to be able to page an individual extension.
Thanks for all your help!
This document covers the procedure for upgrading ADTRAN IP 700 Series phone firmware on the NetVanta 7100:
You do not have to upgrade to intermediate versions of firmware. As outlined in the guide, just make sure you set both the bootcode and application code appropriately.
The default SPRE code for HFAA is ** followed by the extension. For example, if I wanted to page extension 2007, from my phone I would just dial **2007. Then extension 2007 would hear a beep followed by a one way audio path between my phone and their speaker asking like a page. If you cannot dial **extension from your phone you should check the phone dial plan to make sure there is an entry to allow this SPRE code, which should be present by default. To confirm you can go to Voice > IP Phone Configs > select phone and click Edit > Phone Settings tab > expand Extension Dial Strings and make sure **xxxx is present (assumes you are using 4 digit extensions):
The SPRE (**xxx) is in the dial extension of all the stations (set to 3 digit extension matching my set up) and it still doesn't work. When I use **xxx it just dials regularly, it doesn't actually do a page to the phone and the phone being dialed rings more than once, has to manually answer and then talk like normal.
I also did check in the phone settings, and I did enable HFAA for the phones.
Just remember that **XXX (HFAA) is disabled by default for all users. You will need to go into the user's Class of Service (CoS) and modify the HFAA permit template to include the 3 digit extension range that you plan on calling. If you want all, then just put XXX or if they start with 2 then put 2XX.
More info can be found here in the guide: https://supportforums.adtran.com/docs/DOC-2876
Not sure if you have enabled it or not. If you don't have it enabled, the call will go through as a normal call.
Thanks! I think I got it all figured out now, I guess we'll find out. I appreciate your help with everything!