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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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Verifying basic network connectivity to our 3CX server from another computer

Now we want to move on to connecting a phone extension to our 3CX Phone System. For our first extension, we'll use the 3CX VoIP Phone.

I suggest that we first test if we have connectivity to our phone system from another computer and ensure that no basic network problems exist. Ping your 3CX server from the PC on which you want to install the 3CX VoIP Phone. If that succeeds, we can log on to the 3CX administrator console from the remote computer to make sure that we can connect at that level.


If you cannot ping the 3CX server then you have a basic network problem. A very common issue is that a firewall is running on the 3CX server or the softphone PC. Make sure all firewalls are turned off to continue.

Now let's make sure we can log in to 3CX from a remote computer by opening a browser and going to http://<ip_address>:5481.

You will want to replace the<ip_address> with your 3CX server IP address. If...