Getting Started with AskoziaPBX
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In this chapter we assume the installation was successful. The goal of this chapter is to do the general setup of AskoziaPBX in just a couple of minutes. This includes logging into the web interface, the basic configuration and first internal phone calls. Only seven steps are required.
Starting up your Telephone System
The storage medium on which you installed AskoziaPBX either needs to be build into the telephone system or plugged in the card slot and remain there permanently.
More information about card and expansion slots you can find in the manual of your hardware. If you bought a telephone system from our web shop, the storage medium is already in the telephone system.
Connect your telephones to the PBX and connect it via its primary network ports to your network. This is necessary so your telephone system can get an IP address assigned which you need to know in order to get access to the web interface. The automatic assigning of the IP address is done by a DHCP server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Most routers have this functionality. Connect your PBX with a router or a switch which is connected to a router to assign your PBX an IP address.
Switch on your telephone system and boot it with the storage medium on which you installed AskoziaPBX.
The first boot cycle may, especially on less powerful hardware, take a couple of minutes because system specific security keys are generated. This is only done during the first boot cycle. Do not abort it under any circumstances.
Finding the System's IP Address
You need access to the web interface of AskoziaPBX to configure your PBX. To access the web interface with your web browser it is necessary to know the IP address of your telephone system. How to get an IP address automatically assigned to your system is explained in step 1. There are different options to determine the system's IP address:
- If you have an analog or ISDN telephone connected to your telephone system, dial 000047. The system's IP address will be read back to you. The breaks in the announcement correspond the "." in the IP address. That means "123, break, 12, break, 12, break, 123" corresponds the IP address 188.8.131.52 . The announcement is repeated when not hanging up.
- In case you do not have an analog or ISDN telephone available disconnect your telephone system from the network and restart it. After rebooting connect the telephone system to your network again. The IP address of your telephone system is now 192.168.2.1 . Afterwards you can configure DHCP in the web interface. More about that in Connectivity.
- Another way to find your system's IP address is the DHCP table of your router. Log into the web interface of your router. The IP address of your router you usually find on the underside of the device.
Logging into the Web Interface
Open your web browser to log in the web interface of AskoziaPBX. Enter the IP address known from the previous step into the address field of your browser.
|AskoziaPBX requires a license key when logging in the first time.|
- Username: admin
- Password: askozia
First, change the password for logging into the web interface.
By default, the language of the web interface is set to English. To change the language click General Setup and choose the Language of your choice.
Additionally, you need to set the time zone in order to have the correct system time. If the time zone is not set correctly, notifications and voicemail contain the wrong time stamp which might lead to confusion.
Click Save to finish the configuration.
More information about the General Setup are given in System.
Setting Up Telephones
ISDN and analog telephones are automatically recognized and configured. VoIP telephones (SIP and IAX) require some configuration. Each telephone has its own account. A detailed configuration can be performed for every telephone type. This is explained in Accounts.
To add a SIP telephone click on Phones in the menu bar. Choose VoIP/SIP afterwards.
Assign a Number, Caller ID and Language. The Ring Length is important for notifications and voicemail. This is explained in Services.
SIP telephones require a password to register with AskoziaPBX. AskoziaPBX automatically generates a password for every telephone account. You can copy the password and use it for the configuration of your SIP phone. It is important that the passwords for telephone and telephone account match.
Click Save to finish the configuration.
|SIP telephones being signed into the system indicate this with a in front of the extension in the telephone accounts overview.
ISDN and analog telephones are permanently signed in and do not have this status indicator.
The configuration of all telephone types is described in detail in Accounts.
Determing a Telephone's Extension
To determine the extension of a phone dial 000063. The extension will be read back to you.
The First Call
If you have more than on telephone connected to your telephone system you can already make internal phone calls.
Congratulations, you have completed the general setup of AskoziaPBX. All further configuration can as well be performed via the web interface. In the next chapter all aspects of the basic system configuration are explained. If you do not want to wait any longer to make external phone calls, continue directly with Providers.