Handset Registration, Renaming, and Locating

Registration a Handset


The 56H handset has to be registered with a base station before it can be used. Multiple handsets can be registered to a base station. Refer to this buying guide for more information on the maximum handsets supported by different base station models.


If you purchased the W56P as a bundle (handset and a base station) the handset should have already been registered with the base station. If bought separately or for additional handsets you need to register the handset manually. 


Base Station Registration Mode

To register your W56H handset your base station need to be set to registration mode.

To do so:

  • If you are registering to a single-cell base station (such as the Yealink W60B or W70B) long press   on the base station until the registration LED flashes.

    If the base station does not identify a handset within 90 seconds, the registration mode will switch off automatically.
  • If you are registering to a Yealink W80 or W90 multi-cell system the registration mode can be enabled with a web user interface. Refer to this article for more details.

Handset Registration


After you enable registration mode on the base station you can proceed to register one or more handsets.


To register a handset do one of the following:


  • Easy Registration press the Reg soft key on the handset to register quickly.

    The registration process will be completed automatically. If you are working with a multi-cell system (Yealink W80 or W90) than the handset will register to the base station with the strongest signal in range.

  • Normal Registration – press the OK soft key on the handset and select Register Handset.

    A list of available base units (that you have not yet registered with) will show. 

    Select the one you want to register with and press the OK soft key. 

    Enter the base PIN (default: 0000), and then press the Done soft key to complete registration.

If registered successfully, the screen prompts “Handset Subscribed” and “Base NO. (last 4 characters of connected Base’s MAC address).” 


After the phone initialized successfully, the idle screen will show the handset's name and a numeric icon indicating the internal device number of the handset on the base station ( e.g.,  indicates handset/phone 1 of the base station. The next registered handset/phone will be assigned as device 2, etc.)


If the registration fails it may be due to incorrect base PIN (check with your system administrator for the correct one), the base station is out of range (move closer to it), or the base station is not in registration mode (see above.)


Switching Bases


If the handset is registered with more than one base station you can manually switch between them or automatically select the one with the strongest signal.


To switch bases:


  • Press    to enter the main menu and then select Settings>Registration>Select Base.

  • The screen displays all base stations that the handset is already registered with.

  • Select the desired station you want to switch to and then press Select.

  • You can also press the BestBase soft key to let the handset automatically switch to the base station with the strongest signal.

Renaming the Handset


The handset will be named automatically if successfully registered to the base station but you can rename it to personalize it.


To rename the handset:


  • Press    to enter the main menu and then select Settings>Handset Name.

  • Edit the name in the Rename field.

  • Press the Save soft key to accept the change.

The handset name is also configurable via the web user interface at the path: Account>Handset Name.


Renaming the Base Station


Once you have registered with a base station you can rename it to make it easier to discern. Renaming may not be available on a multi-cell configuration!


To rename the base station:


  • Press    to enter the main menu and then select Settings>Registration>Select Base.

  • Select the base you want to rename (expect for the Bestbase option) and press Rename.

  • Enter the desired name in the Rename field.

  • Press the Save soft key to accept the change.

Deregistering a Handset


There may be occasions, such as if you are replacing the base station, when you may need to deregister the handset. 


You can use any registered handset to deregister any of the handsets registered with the base station. 


To deregister the handset:


  • Press    to enter the main menu and then select Settings>Registration>De-reg. Handset.

  • Enter the base PIN (default: 0000), and then press Done.

  • The screen displays the handsets names that are registered to the same base station. The name of the handset itself is highlighted and followed by a left arrow.

  • Select the desired handset, and then press OK.

  • When prompted to approve the action, press the Yes soft key to deregister the handset or the No soft key to cancel.

You can also deregister a handset via the web user interface at the path: Status>Handset&VoIP>Delete Handset.

Locating a Handset


If you are using a single-cell base station (W60B or W70B) you can locate a misplaced registered handset by paging it from the base station.


To locate a handset:


  • Press   on the base station.

  • All the handsets that are registered with the base station will ring (get paged) simultaneously and display the IP address of the base station on their LCD screen.

  • You can press any key on one of the handsets or press    again on the base station to end  the ringing.

You can also locate handsets via the web user interface at the path Status>Handset&VoIP>Paging Status.

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