Grandstream - HandyTone 286


Grandstream’s HandyTone 286 is a next generation, cost effective solution for consumers looking to transition from traditional analog telephone devices to the savings and benefits of an IP telephony network.  The product interfaces legacy analog telephones, fax machines, analog conference telephones and other analog devices to IP based telephony networks.  The HandyTone286 is an entry level Voice-over-IP device supporting one telephone number and one RJ-45 interface 10/100 mbps Ethernet network.

  • Interoperable with leading 3rd party VoIP providers
  • Plug-and-dial
  • Compatible with IP Communications SIP Services
  • Compact and light weight 
Register your Grandstream ATA with IP Comms Free Trial DID Service and begin receiving and placing calls. 

Configuration Instructions:



For the purposes of the configuration, the following instructions are for SIP registration accounts ONLY. With this device, you will need to place the adapter close to the analog phone you will be using.

For assistance, you can follow the FAQ page here.




Make sure your computer has the necessary requirements to sustain the PBX .  Once you have downloaded and installed your copy of Switchvox, open the web admin page at https://x.x.x.x/admin (where x.x.x.x is the ip address you gave to your Switchvox pbx). 




INSTALL THE Handytone 286

  1. Connect a standard touch-tone analog telephone (or fax machine) to FXS port.
  2. Insert the Ethernet cable into the LAN port of HT–286 and connect the other end of the Ethernet

    cable to an uplink port (a router or a modem, etc.)

  3. Insert the power adapter into the HT–286 and connect it to a wall outlet.Grandstream HT286 ATA



HT–286 stores a voice prompt menu (Interactive Voice Response or IVR) for quick browsing and simple
configuration. Pick up the handset and press the button on the HT–286 or dial “***” to use the IVR menu.

For a complete list of all IVR Menu Definitions click here.




Type the address into a web browser like this and you should see the following screen.

Also keep in mind that the device will read all three digits from each octet, Disregard the leading 0s. For example, would be




You will see the following screen. The default password is admin . You may change this password later if you choose.

HT286 Login



After you log in, you will see the following screen.

Ht286 Account Settings


For SIP Username/Password Registration Use the following config:

From the default configuration, you will only need to modify the following fields:

SIP Server: SIP Domain/Proxy (from provisioning letter)
SIP User ID: Enter the SIP Username (from provisioning letter)
Authenticate ID: Enter the SIP Username (from provisioning letter)
Authenticate Password: SIP Password (from provisioning letter)
Name: Your name


HT286 SIP Settings

SIP Registration: Yes

HT286 Registration



You can choose to change your codec to G.729A/B to save bandwidth, but not required.

HT286 Codecs



NAT Traversal: No

HT286 NAT Settings



NAT Traversal

Click on the "Update" button at the bottom of the form. Reboot the device and attempt to make a call.