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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

Installing and connecting the 3CX VoIP Phone

We'll use the 3CX VoIP Phone softphone as the first phone that we will connect to our 3CX Phone System and we'll use a PC or laptop as our first extension. You can download the softphone from the following URL and you can just click on it to install:

Simply click Next on each screen, and when the install is done the 3CX VoIP Phone will be launched. The Connection settings screen will open, as shown in the following screenshot, to configure the 3CX VoIP Phone for the first time.

We will set up this extension to be 101. There are only four fields you will need to fill in:

  • Extension: 101

  • ID: 101

  • Password: 101

  • I am in the office local IP: The IP address of your 3CX server

When you click OK, the softphone will connect to 3CX. You may get a Windows firewall message as shown in the following screenshot, make sure you allow 3CX VoIP Phone access to private networks. The status area of the 3CX VoIP...