VLAN configuration

The phone can be configured on single- or dual-VLAN networks.

By default, the Dolby Conference Phone uses the data VLAN (Native VLAN or VLAN0). The Dolby Conference Phone and the Intel NUC are not required to be on the same VLAN. However, if the Dolby Conference Phone and the Intel NUC are on different VLANs, those VLANs must be routable.

If you plan to connect the phone to an IP PBX call-control platform, you may need to use a voice VLAN. If you do not plan to use an IP PBX, you can skip this section.

The phone can automatically discover a voice VLAN using LLDP or VLAN information entered manually into the network settings of the phone. If a VLAN is discovered, the phone places itself on the voice VLAN.

You will need information about the voice and data VLAN settings for your organization to proceed. See this table for the information that is required.
Attributes Description
Voice and data VLAN Determine whether there are separate voice and data VLANs.
Do the LAN switches have LLDP enabled? If your network is configured this way, the phone is placed on the voice VLAN automatically through LLDP autodiscovery. If you do not want to place your phone on the voice VLAN, you must disable LLDP.
For additional information and instructions about how to set up the phone in a dual-VLAN environment, see the Dolby Conference Phone Administrator's Guide.
  • The Dolby Conference Phone uses a single MAC address address for both networks.
  • When the dual VLAN feature is used in conjunction with a Cisco switch port with 802.1X authentication enabled, the Ethernet port on the switch must be configured to Single-Host or Multiple-Hosts mode. If the port is set to Multidomain Authentication or Multiauthentication mode, dual VLAN does not work on the phone.