How to Download and Install Cisco IP Communicator 8.6
Cisco IP Communicator is a software application that allows you to make and receive phone calls from your computer. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems and works with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. With Cisco IP Communicator, you can access the same features and services that you have on your desk phone, such as voicemail, directories, call forwarding, conferencing, and more.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Cisco IP Communicator 8.6 on your Windows PC.
Step 1: Download Cisco IP Communicator 8.6
To download Cisco IP Communicator 8.6, you need to have a valid Cisco account and a service contract that includes this product. If you do not have an account or a contract, you can contact your Cisco partner or reseller for assistance.
Once you have an account and a contract, follow these steps to download Cisco IP Communicator 8.6:
Go to https://software.cisco.com/download/home/278468661/type/282074237/release/8.6(6).
Log in with your Cisco account credentials.
Select the file that matches your Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit) and click Download.
Save the file to your computer.
Step 2: Install Cisco IP Communicator 8.6
To install Cisco IP Communicator 8.6 on your Windows PC, follow these steps:
Locate the file that you downloaded in step 1 and double-click it to launch the installation wizard.
Click Next to continue.
Read and accept the license agreement and click Next.
Select the destination folder for the installation and click Next.
Select the components that you want to install and click Next.
Select the start menu folder for the program shortcuts and click Next.
Select whether you want to create a desktop icon and click Next.
Click Install to begin the installation process.
Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.
Step 3: Configure Cisco IP Communicator 8.6
To configure Cisco IP Communicator 8.6 on your Windows PC, follow these steps:
Launch Cisco IP Communicator from the start menu or the desktop icon.
The first time you run the program, you will see a welcome screen. Click Next to continue.
Select whether you want to use automatic device configuration or manual device configuration and click Next.
If you selected automatic device configuration, enter your network username and password and click Next. If you selected manual device configuration, enter your device name (usually your phone extension) and click Next.
Select the audio devices that you want to use for your speakerphone, headset, and handset modes and click Next.
Select whether you want to enable video calls and click Next.
Select whether you want to enable network address translation (NAT) support and click Next.
Select whether you want to enable automatic updates and click Next.
Review your settings and click Finish.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Cisco IP Communicator 8.6 on your Windows PC. You can now make and receive phone calls from your computer using your network connection. 248dff8e21