[SIPForum-discussion] Mitel's MINET protocol to SIP protocolconversion ?

Medve, Steve smedve at redcom.com
Mon Nov 22 18:48:39 UTC 2010

Please note my notes on this are dated as I answered this same question
about a year ago. Here's a cut and paste of notes from that excerpt.  I
believed this ended up working  in the end run with some configuration
editing. I don't remember where these notes came from other than I
copied and pasted to help someone else.  I hope these get you up and



Mitel MiNET to SIP Conversion

Mitel MiNET to SIP Conversion 

The typical Mitel phone ships from the vendor in MiNET mode and the
firmware version present will most likely not support SIP mode. This
guide explains how to convert a 5330 or 5340 set to SIP mode. (Some
contents may apply to other models, in particular the 5224, but those
have quirks not detailed here.) 

Mitel is no longer release SIP Firmware via the sipdnld site. Call your
Mitel reseller to obtain the SIP Firmware for all models 

Installing New Sets 

When installing Mitel SIP Phones that are new, you must power up the
phone and change mode to SIP Mode. To accomplish this, power up the
phone while holding the * and 7 keys simultaneously. You will be
prompted when to release the keys. Once the mode has been changed to SIP
Mode, you can then proceed with the configuration of the phone. 

Step 1 - DHCP Server Configuration 

Configure your DHCP Server with the following options (all required!): 

Option 128 - TFTP Server (For firmware and configuration downloads), IP
Option 129 - RTP Server (For media server), IP Address 
Option 130 - Phone Type, String - Must equal "MITEL IP PHONE" 
Option 132 - VLAN ID (For voice network packet tagging), String - "0"
for None/Default or the ID of your voice VLAN 
Option 133 - Priority (?), String - Mitel likes "6" 

Step 2 - TFTP Server Configuration 

You'll need to have a TFTP server at your disposal. Place the latest
firmware in your tftp's serving directory so that the phone can download

*	An excellent, free TFTP server (for Windows) can be downloaded
from here: http://tftpd32.jounin.net/ 
*	Mitel Firmware download link and notes are here: Mitel SIP
Firmware <http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Mitel+SIP+Firmware>  


Step 3 - Phone Up, Phone Down 

Plug in the phone and let it boot. It will gain an IP, download the
firmware, install the firmware and reboot. 

Once the phone is done, it will sit at a screen with the "Set" IP and
the "ICP" IP showing, and periodically reboot. At this point, you can
unplug the phone. 
Hold the "Volume Down" button and plug the phone back in. Use the on
screen display to complete the following: 

Configure Phone (*=Yes) 
(Cycle through options saying "#=No" until...) 
Phone Mode (*=Yes) 
Protocol (*=Yes) 
Phone Mode: Minet (*=Change) 
Phone Mode: Minet (0=SIP) 
Phone Mode: SIP (#=Accept) 
Store Changes? (*=Yes) 
Reboot Now? (*=Yes) 

The phone will now reset and come back up in SIP mode.


Steven A. Medve 

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc.
585-924-6552 - Office

315-372-3045 - Mobile
smedve at redcom.com

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From: discussion-bounces at sipforum.org
[mailto:discussion-bounces at sipforum.org] On Behalf Of Badri Narayanan
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 11:39 AM
To: discussion at sipforum.org
Subject: [SIPForum-discussion] Mitel's MINET protocol to SIP
protocolconversion ?


Hi ppl,

Can someone give any pointers towards Mitel's MINET protocol ? I believe
that MINET is mitel's proprietary VoIP protocol and is completely
different from SIP.

Is there some possibility of MINET -> SIP conversion or some utility
that will do this ?


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