PSTN Gateway Recommendation

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  1. rocketman

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    Hello,

    I am wanting to replace an analog wireless phone system (Panasonic KX-TG4000B) with an IP LAN solution. I have 4 PSTN lines total that will eventually be needed to hookup to the system. While I want to take advantage of VoIP features, my PSTN lines are very cost effective and I don't want to switch to VoIP across the Internet yet; I just want to use IP phones and soft clients at the house and use the inbound and outbound calling across three of the lines. The fourth one is a fax line.

    Fax to email, soft clients, etc are very intriguing. However, is 3CX a good solution for me and if so, which PSTN Gateway does the community recommend. Thanks.

    Rocket Man.
     
  2. Chris Martin

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    Hi,

    https://www.3cx.com/support/ lists a number of PSTN gateways we support. Please look at the Grandstream GSW4104, Audiocodes MP114/118 non-hybrid FXOs, or Patton SmartNode 4114.

    Brgds,
     
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    I have to agree. The Patton is great. I tried having multiple SPA3102's for a while and tinkered forever. With all of the hours I put into those, the slightly higher price of the Patton would have been paid for after about a week.
     
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    Thanks. Just the kind of help I needed. I will get the Patton 4114 for starters. IP phones are next.
     
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    Alright, so I have the Patton 4114, a couple of softphones that can call each other across the network very nicely, with the FREE version of 3cx loaded and running. However, I must be doing something wrong because i can't get the Patton 4114 ports to register with 3CX. I have one POTS line plugged in, but none of the ports seem to register. I do see the device on the network and can access it through a browser without any trouble.

    I ran the 3CX ADD PSTN GATEWAY process, generated a file and uploaded it to the 4114 and followed the instructions to reboot the 4114. I see the changes in the 4114, but the 3CX does not show the four ports registered. Don't know where to go next. Is there a sample configuration for both the system and the 4114. I'm sure I made some incorrect selections, but it sounded so easy to follow the defaults, I was surprised I have been unable to get it to work.

    Thoughts, anyone?

    Rocket Man.
     
  6. worksighted

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    Make sure you generate a R5.2 compatible file from 3CX and you likely have to upload the 5.2 firmware to the patton, it might ship with somethign different.

    Best,

    Mike
     
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  7. Nick Galea

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    According to my info, Pattons are still shipping with 4.2 - in which case be sure to use the 4.X templates. That said, 5.2 is a lot better but upgrading the patton to 5.2 is a little bit of a hassle.
     
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    Re: PSTN Gateway Recommendation -SOLVED

    I started all over and viola, 5.2 works fine. Thanks for the help, folks. Now I can concentrate on testing and hopefully move to 3cx permanently.

    Thanks again.

    Rocket Man.
     
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