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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

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

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

Looking at the Patton M-ATA

The Patton M-ATA is quite compact and fairly simple. On one side is the power and telephone jack that connects the M-ATA to your analog phone or device. The other side has an Ethernet jack to connect the gateway to your network. There is also a small row of LEDs' to show the status of the device. The following image is of a Patton M-ATA:

Configuring the Patton M-ATA

To start configuring the Patton M-ATA to use an analog phone as an extension, we will plug it into the switch, plug in the power, and verify that the telephone line is plugged into our analog phone. The Patton M-ATA is set to get an IP address from DHCP. Once it has powered up, we can dial **** and then 100# using the analog phone to hear what IP address the Patton M-ATA has acquired. In our case, it received, so let's open a browser and type in The unit will ask for a password (which is root by default), then click Authenticate; you should see the home screen...