This page describes how to set up M500 base stations in a dual-cell configuration. In a dual-cell configuration, two M500 base stations are used. One is a primary base station, and the other is a secondary base station.
The initial release of the M500 will only support two base stations, but subsequent firmware releases will allow for additional M500s to be added. In a multi-cell configuration, one M500 is a primary base station, and the other M500s are secondary base stations.
Future firmware releases will support daisy-chaining additional M500 base stations in the same manner as described in step 2 above.
Future firmware releases will support connecting additional M500 base stations in the same manner as described in step 2 above.
You can configure the base stations via WebUI, Provisioning, or the LINK button.
Open a Web browser. In the address bar, enter the IP address of the primary base station.
To find the IP address of the primary base station
On a handset/deskset registered to the M500, select Settings → Status → Network → IPv4 or IPv6, and scroll down to IP address. Open a Web browser and enter this IP address in the address bar. In the left sidebar, click Status, and then click Base Status. Under the Mode column, look for "Primary". This identifies the primary base station. The IP column shows the IP address.
If there are no handsets/desksets registered to the M500, then you must look up the IP address from your router that is connected to the M500.
Import the following setting value to to the primary base station via provisioning.
multicell.role = primary
For more information about this setting, see multicell.role.
Import the following setting value to to the secondary base station(s) via provisioning.
multicell.role = secondary
For each base station, follow the instructions described in How to set the base station operating mode or factory reset using the LINK button.
You can check the status of the base station(s) via the WebUI or exporting the configuration file. The M500 SIP LEDs also indicate the base status.
multicell.device.1.ip = 10.91.20.11 multicell.device.1.mac = 000413BB02E0 multicell.device.2.ip = 10.91.20.109 multicell.device.2.mac = 000413BB04C7
For more information about these settings, refer to multicell.device.x.ip and multicell.device.x.mac.
On the M500 base station, the (SIP) LED indicates the base status:
For more information about M500 LEDs, see How to interpret the M500 LEDs.