I may be reaching out in the wrong place but I figured I’d start here and see if any of the community has any experience with this issue.
I have a client that uses Grandstream GXP 2170 VoIP phones. The phones are currently on firmware version 188.8.131.52. The PBX version we are using is 184.108.40.206. The issue they are having is that randomly throughout the day, their BLF keys show inaccurate behavior. For example, the BLF keys blink red even though the device tied to that BLF is not actually receiving a call at the moment. What also happens is their BLF keys will show solid red even though the device tied to the BLF is not actually on a call. Anyone got any insight on this?
Just so you are all aware, this issue was happening when we first installed them a while back. When they first reported the issue to me I noticed there firmware wasn’t even at 220.127.116.11. I did a factory reset on the devices and then updated them to 18.104.22.168. The issue went away for approx. 1 day and then returned.
Each phone is only using Account # 1, no other active/registered accounts. Also, if this matters at all, we did not use endpoint manager to set these phones up. The phones were shipped to our office and we set them up manually before they get to the client.
It could be, but I think that impacts only the newer firmware. Whereas grandstream has seemed to have problems with BLF in their past firmware too.
According to one of those posts, and a bit from my experience, the newest non-beta firmware seems relatively solid. Except that maybe then you are introducing the RFC Standards issue mentioned in the post linked to by @arielgrin.
One of our partners had the issue with the 2170 BLF lights on newer firmware. At this point you have to stay on older firmware or never reboot asterisk, restarting asterisk is what causes the disconnect.
I am only familiar with editing a base file for a template when using end point manager. However, we did not provision these phones remotely. The phones were shipped to my office brand new and I hooked them up to our network and logged into the phones via their IP address and set them up that way. Is there a way to manage the p99 setting either way?
Question: So you have 102, 202, 302, 402 as BLFs. 102 exhibits this behavior, showing the BLF as Busy when the phone is idle. At that time, is 202, 302 or 402 actually Busy? Did they make/receive a call while 102 went nuts?
Follow up: Is this random? Or is the first “available” BLF always the one to show this behavior? So if 102 is the first one, is 102 always the one having this issue or does 202, 302, 402 randomly have this behavior as well?
The behavior is random. I have not been able to see an exact pattern. Sometimes it happens while all of the phones are idle and haven’t been used/receiving calls for a bit. It is not ever the same BLF key either, it changes.