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Newbie to phones etc

Discussion in '3CX Phone System - General' started by spid3r1987, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. spid3r1987

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    Hi there
    im new to this phone system thing.
    iv downloaded the free version of 3cx
    it has installed fine, but im not sure how i would connect my phone system to my pc?
    im a complete newbie to this so it would be great if somebody can let me know what i need :|
    i was originally looking at a cisco small business unified comms 300 kit etc, but since this software is free and i only need to be able to make/receive 3 calls etc

    is there an idiots guide to setting up a phone network?? :D
     
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    KerryG Active Member

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    We have guides for most of the common phones available at http://www.888Voip.com
     
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  3. spid3r1987

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    thanks kerry
    the thing is, i have no idea how i would connect our landline to this system :S
    would i just connect the rj11 plug into a pci card on a pc? :S
     
  4. KerryG

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    You would need either a Sangoma PCI card or a Patton 4114 Gateway.
     
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    eagle2 Well-Known Member

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    rather use a voip gateway adapter with fxo port like cisco/linksys spa-3102; this is cheaper and is working fine

    only special cards like sagnoma and berofix with FXO ports may accept your line into the RJ-11 plug

    read the admin manual or try searching the internet for a book like 'The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial' - it can be very useful

    regards
     
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