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By WelshPaul
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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.
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On the bottom there is some regulatory information, barcode, Cisco logo and a possible production date?
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The rear of the box displays several shipping mark guides and some ISO registration marks.
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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.
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Crack open the box and the first thing you see is a small “Start Here” leaflet and a 22-page quick start guide.
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The first eleven pages of the quick start guide are written in English, the remaining eleven pages, written in French.
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Underneath the documentation is a molded cardboard tray containing the Cisco SPA112 and its accessories.
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In true Linksys/Cisco tradition, a very similar (5V 2.0A center positive) power adapter to the PAP2T is provided.
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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.
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A large label with the product details is attached to the bottom of the device.
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The front has a glossy finish.
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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.
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Two phone ports, Ethernet, power and reset button can be found on the rear.
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Finally, a CAT5e Ethernet cable is supplied with all pairs wired through.
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Going by the date on my CAT5e packaging, Cisco have plenty of old stock hanging around. :laugh:
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