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Single line phone connected to MLX w/MFM

Single line phone connected to MLX w/MFM

Single line phone connected to MLX w/MFM

(OP)
While I've done some searching of the forum topics (as well as AVAYA's website support) I haven't been able to nail down the answer to my current issue.

Here are the details:
  • We have a Legend/Magix phone system with MLX phones.
  • Hybrid/PBX mode.
  • Magix 4.0/Release 7.0
  • My bosses want a conference phone (Polycom or ?) set up in our main conference room.
  • I've acquired an MFM card and installed it in a test phone (using my office and extension number).
  • I have a simple two line phone that I've connected (four wire) to the MFM TEL/Other jack
  • I've determined what the extension number (in this case 7330) of the POTS phone is and verified by doing an Intercom Ring from another MLX phone.
  • Lifting the handset on the POTS phone gives me the system tone but no outside dial tone.
  • Question: How do I program this phone so that dial tone is available when lifting the handset rather than the system tone?


  • Looking forward to the day we get a VOIP systemhairpull
    Yooper Ken

    RE: Single line phone connected to MLX w/MFM

    Assuming that pool 70 is the one that contains all of your outside line, the pool that is accessed when you dial 9, here's what you do.

    Go to Extensions > Line and Trunks > Ext. No > Enter > Entry Mode > 70 > Enter
    This will assign Pool 70 to the extension

    Go to Centralized Telephone Programming for the extension, which will appear like a multiline phone. You will see the Pool 70-I button has been assigned to button 3 (maybe 4, can't remember for sure for a single line set)

    Hit that pool button and dial *35 to set it to No Ring. The display should change to Pool 70-N (you don't want the speakerphone ringing every time a call comes into the business)

    Now dial *14 to begin Automatic Line Selection programming, press the Pool 70 button, and dial **14 to end Automatic Line Selection programming

    Now when you go off hook on the speakerphone, it will be connected to a line in Pool 70 and you can dial away without the leading 9 for outbound

    RE: Single line phone connected to MLX w/MFM

    (OP)
    Excellent! Thanks TTT!

    The only confusion/difficulty I encountered was with that final instruction (to get rid of the need to dial 9 to get an outside line when going off hook). It was after several attempts that I noted when entering the **14 it was coming up ****14. Central Programming software was automatically entering the 2nd *. So, only a need to type one * and 14 for that particular instruction.

    I used this protocol to program the conference room adjunct extension. Did a test with a POTS phone - works!

    Now, if I just didn't need the external power supply that would be even better.

    Yooper Ken

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