PBX in a Flash/FreePBX Installation, Setup & SIP Trunk Configuration

PBX in a Flash, trixbox and Elastix are open source user interfaces for the management and configuration of Asterisk PBXs. The Asterisk Admininistration GUI interface can differ depending on which version chosen. Using the Asterisk Administration Interface you can configure most of Asterisk's features without editing the actual command line configuration files. You can also setup advanced options like call routing, voicemail, and more via the GUI Interface. Below are some examples of common procedures you might require. You can download the Trixbox, Elastix, and PBX in a Flash software directly from their respective websites.

FreePBX® is a Registered Trademark of Schmooze Com, Inc.

Before you begin

Start this tutorial after you have completed PBX in a Flash Setup. After Installation you will need to obtain your IP Address. Once the IP Address has been typed in you will be able to see PBX in a Flash with the Icons: Voicemail & Recordings, Flash Operator Panel, and MeetMe Conference for users, and FreePBX® Administration,Linux Webmin, and Menu Configuration for the Admin user.

  1. To begin you will need to enable PBX in a Flash for Admin this is done by clicking on the Users .
  2. Next click the FreePBX Administration this will take you into the GUI of the PBX. The username for a first time login is maint and the password is what you have entered earlier in the command line of setup.
  3. On the left hand side you will see a list of options.
  4. In order to have a softphone registered you will need to setup Trunks, and enter your PEER Details from the email of your registration email. After you have entered the credentials from the email, you can check the registered channels by going to FreePBX System Status then look under Total active channels.
  5. To setup your phone system to make and receive calls, setup Inbound Routes you can create anything for the Description, then use one of your numbers for the DID Number then Set Destination this will be the destination where incoming calls will be routed then select Submit.
  6. Next we will setup Outbound Routes here you can setup your dialing patterns. This will allow you to make calls to destinations based on rules.
  7. A trunk must be setup in order to make outbound calls. If you have made any changes select Apply Configuration Changes.
  8. If you would like to have all extensions call out as a specific number, that can be set by checking Override Extension this is a useful feature if you want people to call back to one specific number.
    • Any routes that have been created will show up on the right hand side of the page.
  9. Next we will setup an SIP Extension, to begin choose type. Next enter information that you would like to have for the desired extension.

This current build of FreePBX has alot of fail-safe's built into the system, which may give you trouble in the initial setup but will pay off after you have more information in the system. Since we have created an extension, it is time to register the extension with a softphone. Since you have created an extension you can then route calls to that extension.

Queue's can be used to help call routing.

If you would like to view more advanced setting to to the Tools tab on the top of the control panel without having to go through the command line.