Note: This guide is only compatible with the Panasonic KT-UT123B phones and additional Panasonic KT-UTXXX devices.
The first step when assigning a static IP address to anything is to gather the information specific for the network it will be connecting to.
You will need the following information:
- IP address the device will be assigned (ie. 192.168.X.X)
- Subnet Mask (ie. 255.255.255.X)
- Default Gateway/Routers IP address (ie. 192.168.X.X)
- DNS Servers (Nextiva recommends using Google’s DNS: 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124)
Once you have the necessary information, you will input it into the device. Unplug and plug the power to the Panasonic phone. Before the boot-up process finishes, press the Setup button.
Once on the Setup menu, use the directional pad to highlight the Network Settings option. Press Enter on the screen or on the center of the directional pad.
There should now be a new list of available options, including "Network." Press Enter.
After selecting the Network option, you will be directed to a new list of options. Using the directional pad, scroll down and highlight the Static option on the screen. Press Enter.
Once inside the Static menu, input the static IP address gathered at the beginning of this guide. The phone requires you to use 3 digits for each part of the static IP address you are entering. This means if you have the IP address of 192.168.1.5, you need to enter it into the device as 192.168.001.005.
Once the static IP address has been entered, use the directional pad to scroll down. If this is done correctly the phone should display Subnet Mask.
Follow the same steps as entering the static IP address. Repeat this for the Default Gateway and DNS Servers. Once all the static IP address information is entered, press Enter. Reboot the phone, and it will boot back up using the programmed static IP address.