How to Deploy a Simple IPX Voice Network?

Assume that you have 3 branch offices. Each office uses an ADSL router for Internet access. An extension in one office should be able to call another extension in different office by dialing a short number.
Deployment Step 1: Number Planning
"Howto do number planning" has many suggestions on voice intranet number planning. In this simple case, you can just assign site A with extension number 1XX, site B with extension 2XX, and site C, with extension 3XX. Here the IPX code of IPX A is 1; IPX code of IPX B is 2, and IPX code of IPX C is 3.
Deployment Step 2: Topology Design
"How to design voice intranet topology" describes various network topologies for different environments. In this simple case, you just use a mesh network topology by setting up peer to peer relationship between IPX A, IPX B, and IPX C as in the following diagram:

Deployment Step 3: Connect the IPX to the Internet
Once you have the number planning and network topology design on paper, you can start to physically connect the IPX to the Internet for each site (A, B, and C).

Connect a PC to IPX LAN port so that from PC you can access the IPX management page . Note the PC connection is for this deployment use only. Afterwards, it is not needed.
Log on to the ADSL router; find a good IP address for the IPX, e.g. Configure this IP address as the IPX WAN IP address. The ADSL router address, e.g., can be used as the default gateway address and DNS server address when you configure the IPX WAN interface.
Log on to the ADSL router again; set the DMZ host to be the IPX, e.g. If a DMZ host has been set for other purpose, you can set up port forwarding (8060, 8080, 20000-20032) to the IPX. See "Howto setup DMZ and port forwarding" for more information.
Save the configuration on the ADSL router; save the configuration on IPX. Reboot the ADSL router first, then reboot the IPX.
Deployment Step 4: Configure IPX Peers
From any PC in the LAN, you can access the IPX management page by using if this is the static IP address you have assigned to the IPX WAN interface. Do the following configurations:

Go to the page "basic voice>local IP code", set the extension length to be 3, edit the IPX code to be 1 for the IPX A. Similarly, on the IPX B, you set the IPX code to be 2, etc.
Go to the page "basic voice>extensions>analog extensions" to verify the extension numbers are correct. If not, click on "Ext. Number Setup" to modify the numbers.
Go to the page "advanced voice>voice intranet>intranet options", set the voip signaling IP address to be the domain name of this IPX itself. The domain name can be found under "system>product info".
Go to the page "advanced voice>voice intranet>peer list", add the 2 neighbors as its peers. For example, on the IPX A, you add the IPX B as its peer. You need to know IPX B's domain name. On the IPX A, you also need to add the IPX C as its peer using its domain name.
Deployment Step 5: IPX localization
You can go to the IPX management page "system>system setting>clock" to check if time zone is correctly set. You can also go to the page "basic voice>region and language" to check if the language setting and country/region selection are right for you. If you make changes, you may need to reboot the IPX system.
Deployment Step 6: Testing and Tuning
Find an analog phone on each site; connect the phone to the phone port 1. When you dial a command *25#, the IPX will give you an announcement of the extension number. From the phone, you can dial a remote extension.
If you have questions, you can click on "help" on each page, check reference manual, or search articles from www.orionox.com support page.
Do not forget to SAVE configuration when making changes. It is always a good idea to backup the proven working configuration to a PC file.


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