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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

Creating a SIP trunk

Now it's time to create a SIP trunk. The best thing to do is use one of the supported VoIP providers. You can use anyone if you get the correct information but, if you have problems, 3CX won't be able to help you out.

Just like setting up the PSTN line, you can get to the VoIP provider wizard in the same manner. I'm going to click Add VOIP Provider Wizard on the top menu bar. Pick the method you are most comfortable with.

The first thing you want to do is see which VoIP providers are supported and set up an account on their website. While the 3CX wizard is quick and easy, it cannot create your account with an ITSP. As I'm in the US and Callcentric lines are free (as long as the call is to another Callcentric customer), I am going to use a fake one to get us started. Go ahead and set up the account with the provider of your choice, and get your account details. Once you get the account information, it's time to move on and enter it into 3CX so that you can make calls.