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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
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Chapter 3. Working with Extensions

A phone system without any extensions doesn't make much sense. In this chapter, we'll take a look at devices that can connect to a 3CX Phone System as extensions. Next, we will make sure that we can connect to our 3CX server from another computer, and then we will configure, connect, and test some software and hardware extensions. After this, we will look at the MyPhone UserPortal, which allows users to view and change their own extension settings. We'll move on to advanced extension settings, extension groups, and wrap up by looking at multiple extension editing available with the 3CX Phone System. We will look at:

  • Devices that can connect to 3CX as extensions

  • Ensuring connectivity to our 3CX Phone System from another computer

  • Configuring some software and hardware phones

  • The MyPhone UserPortal

  • Extension settings and groups

  • Editing multiple extensions at the same time

By the time we are done with this chapter, we will have a phone system that is configured to...