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By WelshPaul
I purchased a generic, unlocked Cisco SPA112 some time ago. Apparently, it's a UK model, but like most analogue telephone adapters sold here in the UK, all that really means is that it comes with a UK 3 pin adapter plug and documentation for that region. ;-)

For the record, there are currently 3 types of SPA112 devices:
  • Device 1 (128MB Flash + New SLIC) - Supports firmware version 1.3.5p and above.
  • Device 2 (128MB Flash + Old SLIC) - Supports firmware version 1.3.2n and above.
  • Device 3 (32MB Flash + Old SLIC) - Supports all firmware revisions.
See page 2 of the SPA112 release notes for further information.

Anyway, below is the unboxing of my UK Cisco SPA112...

The Cisco SPA112 telephone adapter comes in a rather plain looking cardboard box with the Cisco logo printed on the top.
On the bottom there is some regulatory information, barcode, Cisco logo and a possible production date?
The rear of the box displays several shipping mark guides and some ISO registration marks.
Important information such as the devices serial number and MAC address are printed on a label located on the side of the box. Mine appears to be a later model (Device 1), hence there is a minimal firmware requirement of 1.3.5(004p) or later.
Crack open the box and the first thing you see is a small “Start Here” leaflet and a 22-page quick start guide.
The first eleven pages of the quick start guide are written in English, the remaining eleven pages, written in French.
Underneath the documentation is a molded cardboard tray containing the Cisco SPA112 and its accessories.
In true Linksys/Cisco tradition, a very similar (5V 2.0A center positive) power adapter to the PAP2T is provided.
Of course, you get the Cisco SPA112 adapter itself, which has a similar form factor to the PAP2T but with a case that has some curves.
A large label with the product details is attached to the bottom of the device.
The front has a glossy finish.
Both sides appear to have venting to keep the internals cool, after opening the unit, I discovered that these are not vents but simply there for cosmetic reasons.
Two phone ports, Ethernet, power and reset button can be found on the rear.
Finally, a CAT5e Ethernet cable is supplied with all pairs wired through.
Going by the date on my CAT5e packaging, Cisco have plenty of old stock hanging around. :laugh:
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