[Asterisk-Users] Cisco 7960 and short delay before voice starts after ring.

Rich Adamson radamson at routers.com
Wed Mar 3 06:10:36 MST 2004

> When calling out on a Cisco 7960 there is a short delay before the call 
> gets setup and the other side can hear your voice.
> Anyone know how to compensate for this effect?

Sounds like the 7960 has not been configured with a dialplan that supports
your * dialplan. Look for the dialplan.xml file on your tftp server and
check its contents. Should look something like the following:

    <TEMPLATE MATCH="0"  Timeout="1" User="Phone"/> <!-- Local operator-->
    <TEMPLATE MATCH="911"  Timeout="0" User="Phone"/> <!-- Local numbers-->
    <TEMPLATE MATCH="3..." Timeout="0" User="Phone"/> <!-- Corporate Dial plan-->
    <TEMPLATE MATCH="4,4......"  Timeout="0" User="Phone"/> <!-- Local numbers-->
    <TEMPLATE MATCH="5,4......"  Timeout="0" User="Phone"/> <!-- Local numbers-->

The first entry, above, says if the user dialed "0", then wait for one second
to ensure they didn't dial something like "0-555-1212". If no other digits
dialed, the 7960 is supposed to send "0" to asterisk after that 1-second timeout.

The third entry says my local * extensions are four-digit numbers starting with
a "3". If the user dial 3111, the 7960 should immediately send that to * (no


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