Step 2: Log into your Yealink phone through a web browser.
When your phone is powered on and connected to your LAN, use a browser on the LAN to navigate to the Yealink W56P’s IP address.
Step 3: Enter account information.
Select the “Account” tab, and navigate to “Register.” Enter your account information.
- Account Active > Select "On"
- Label > The soft key label for this line
- Display Name > Your Choice
- Register Name > "Auth Username"
- User Name > "Username"
- Password > "SIP Password"
- SIP Server > "Domain"
- Enable Outbound Proxy Server > Select "Enable"
- Outbound Proxy Server > sip.onsip.com
Step 4: Assign lines (if necessary).
If you’re setting up more than one SIP account or handset, go to the Number Assignment tab to assign those lines to other handsets.
Step 5. Confirm that your phone is registered.
In the Admin Portal, click on the "Users" tab. You will see a green "online" notation next to each user with a registered phone.
The W56P/W56H is a great iterative step forward for Yealink’s DECT line. The phone is not hobbled by the desire to remain backward compatible. It actually has positive benefits, such as the radical redesign of the handset and the outstanding battery life. But if you already have the W52H handsets and they’re working fine, there’s no real reason to rush out to buy these new handsets.
However, if you’re trying to compare DECT phones, we’d put this on the same level as the Grandstream DP710 and above the Polycom VVX D60. If cost is a concern, the Grandstream DP710 is a very good device for the price, but the battery life is far shorter than the Yealink W56P/W56H. This is something to keep in mind if the phone won’t be near a charging station for most of the day.
The only serious downside to the W56P/W56H is the voice quality. Granted, the sound isn't inaudible, but we've certainly heard better. But no device is perfect. It really comes down to your needs mobility-wise. If you're often walking and talking at the same time, you have a good phone option in the Yealink W56P/W56H.