How to use PSTN line?

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    leejor Well-Known Member

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    You will need a VoIP Gateway, a modem won't work. The Gateway plugs into the phone jack on your wall and has an Ethernet jack to go onto your LAN and then into the PC running 3CX. http://www.3cx.com/PBX/VOIP-gateway.html
     
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    If you have a VoIP provider then you don't need the Gateway, the service (trunk) would go directly into 3CX. A Gateway converts the PSTN line to VoIP so 3CX can access it.
     
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    The 3102 is a two part device. It is both an ATA, LINE 1(analogue telephone adapter) to allow a standard phone to work with a VoIP system like 3CX and a Gateway (the PSTN part) to interface a standard telephone line (the jack coming out of your wall) to VoIP.

    The PSTN user tab just contains additional setting pertaining to the PSTN (Gateway) part of the 3102.

    Using A 3102 would give you one extension off of 3CX and one 3CX trunk to your local telephone company.

    You probably won't be able to use the VoIP functions built into your router as it is probably set up to be used with a VoIP provider on the WAN (internet) side of the router, it probably wouldn't respond to 3CX on the LAN side. If it is not locked to a VoIP provider and you had another router you might be able to use it if both it and the PC running 3CX were behind the other router.
     
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    Running fax over VoIP is hit and miss. You can try it and see if it works in your case. There are a number of settings in the 3102 to accommodate fax, but, that doesn't mean it will work. Sometimes it comes down to the make of fax machine. You may just end up connecting it directly to your phone line
     
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