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Cisco ISDN Switch Type IOS Commands Voice Gateway

Cisco ISDN Switch Type IOS Commands Voice Gateway

For any ISDN Line to establish a Layer 1 connectivity, the switch type has to be defined and switch type is country specific. Sometimes when you taken an ISDN Connection from your service provider, they might not be aware of the switch type you should be using when you deploy/configure ISDN. In such cases we have to refer to country specific switch type and try with those commands.

The command is : Isdn switch-type [switch-type]

Below are the list of country specific switch type and it’s respective command.

Telco switch type Cisco Command
AT&T 4ESS (ISDN PRI only) for the US primary-4ess
AT&T 5ESS (ISDN PRI only) for the US primary-5ess
AT&T basic rate switch type basic-5ess
Australian TS013 switch type basic-ts013
DPNSS switch type for Europe primary-dpnss
European and Australian ISDN PRI switch type primary-net5
French VN2 ISDN switch type for ISDN BRI only vn2
French VN3 ISDN switch type for ISDN BRI only vn3
French VN4 ISDN switch type for ISDN BRI only vn4
National ISDN switch type primary-ni
National ISDN-1 switch type basic-ni1
NET3 switch type (Europe, U.K., Australia & Asia) basic-net3
New Zealand Net3 switch type basic-nznet3
No switch type none
Nortel DMS-100 (ISDN PRI only) for the US primary-dms100
Nortel DMS-100 basic rate switch type basic-dms100
Norway Net3 switch type basic-nwnet3
NTT ISDN PRI switch type (Japan) primary-ntt
PINX (PBS) switches with QSIG signalling per Q.931 basic-qsig
QSIG signalling per Q.931 primary-qsig
TS014 Switch type for Australia primary-ts014

Hope this helps

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