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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Checking the status of 3CX

We can now click on Services status, as shown in the following screenshot, to check that all system services of 3CX have started and are running correctly. If this is the case, then we have successfully installed the 3CX Phone System:

We can also take a look and see if our extensions were added correctly by clicking on Extension Status shown in the following screenshot. The Extension Status screen is an excellent place to view the status of all your extensions. We can see that our extensions were added, but we can also see in one quick glance the status of each extension:

  • Red: Not Registered means no phone is registered to this extension. (This is how your system should look as we didn't connect any phones yet.)

  • Green: Registered means a phone has been connected and registered to this extension.

  • Yellow: The phone connected to this extension is on a call.

If an extension is on a call, the IN/OUT column will show whether this is an incoming or outgoing call, the...