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connor79

join:2011-11-02

Aastra 6730i vs 6731i?

Can anyone tell me the difference? I've been hunting for 20 minutes now and can't figure it out. The 31i is $15 or so more but I can't seem to figure out what the difference with the two is as they both seem to be the same everywhere I check. Any ideas? Thanks!


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Power:

6730i: Powered from a 5 V AC power adapter. No PoE
support. Power adapter is included.

6731i: Powered either from a 48 V AC/DC power adapter
or via PoE according to IEEE 802.3af
Recommended power adapters
• D0023-1051-02-75 (North America)
• D0023-1051-00-75 (Universal)


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reply to connor79

BTW (IIRC) Mango uses Aastra phones, and he may be able to answer any operational questions....

EDIT: He does not use Aastra, sorry.


connor79

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reply to connor79

Ohh okay, I was wondering if that was the difference, but the site I was using (I forget which now some online store) was showing PoE for both so didn't understand. I just downloaded the data sheets on them which I should have done in the first place, and it shows that the 6730 has a single ethernet port where the 6731 has dual. Then as you said, 6730 comes with a power adapter and 6731 does not. Kind of weird, cheaper one and get a power adapter


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reply to PX Eliezer7

said by PX Eliezer7:

BTW (IIRC) Mango uses Aastra phones, and he may be able to answer any operational questions....

Perhaps you're thinking of Trev. I have a SPA921 and an OBi110.


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reply to connor79

The 6730i does not support PoE and has a single network port. The 6731i requires PoE -- or a separately purchased power brick and has dual network ports.
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ConstantineM

join:2011-09-02
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reply to connor79

Re: Aastra 6730i

I have Aastra 6730i; comes with a power adaptor, one Ethernet port, and no PoE. It's a nice phone, great speakerphone, but their firmware is as horrible as it gets. Anyone on your lan can see your SIP password by logging into the phone with the default admin/22222 password (no way to change the default password!), sometimes the Line buttons magically swap themselves out (it once got into a state that a ring that's supposed to appear on Line 3 would always appear on Line 1 instead; and what was supposed to appear on Line 1 (then Line 2 if Line 1 is busy), would always appear on Line 2 instead (since, apparently, Line 3 somehow moved into being Line 1); it was happening for several weeks like this, until I've finally rebooted the phone, which brought Line 3 indicator back to Line 3, and Line1/2 back to Line1/2). I apparently have provided some partial review of this phone here: »Re: Aastra logging

In summary, excellent visual design and build, great rubber buttons and loud speakerphone, ability to use several independent SIP accounts and HD voice, but the software is full of bugs.



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said by ConstantineM:

Anyone on your lan can see your SIP password by logging into the phone with the default admin/22222 password (no way to change the default password!)

With the provisioning files you can set the admin password and disable the web interface. I'm not sure if there's a way to do this through the Web UI as I've never tried, but I usually disable web access altogether when deploying Aastra phones.
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reply to ConstantineM

I have an Aastra 6730i that I like more now I've figured out how to set it up. There are many functions that can only be changed with provisioning files. This is the only way to change the password.

I leave the GUI active so I can see registration information. Changing registration information or even adding new lines is easy from the GUI.

If you decide to use provisioning. use the GUI to download the server.cfg file and save it as aastra.cfg. Then add lines to for the desired functions. For example:
admin password: 12345
user password: 67890
time format: 0
time zone name: US-Eastern

I use PumpKIN TFTP server running on Windows to serve the files to the phone. Use the Aastra GUI to set the TFTP server address to the computer running PumpKIN.