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  1. Determine the IP address of the PBXact appliance by plugging in a monitor and keyboard.  
    If your appliance connects using an RJ45 console port, please visit this page: http://wiki.FreePBX.org/display/PPS/Appliance+USB+to+Serial+Cable
    All PBXact UC appliances come with DHCP enabled on the server so it will grab a IP address for you. The default root password is set to "sangoma" . 

    Type “ifconfig” from the command line to determine what the current IP address.

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    Welcome to The PBXact Distro
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    [root@static ~]# ifconfig
    
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr EE:BA:AC:63:F0:84
              inet addr:192.168.1.1 Bcast:66.185.28.127 Mask:255.255.255.224
              inet6 addr: fe80::ecba:acffLfe63:f084/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
              RX packets:122132 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:8202 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:18643790 (17.7 MiB) TX bytes:1649490 (1.5 MiB)
              Interrupt:10 Base address:0xa000
    
    
    [root@static ~]#

    Now that you know your IP address you can log into the PBXact GUI.

    In case you do not have DHCP Server running and you want to set the static IP address from Console refer to How to set Network Settings from the CLI

     

  2. Change the root password to something more secure. You can do this from the Linux CLI by
    typing “passwd” and then it will prompt you to type your new password twice

    [root@static ~]# passwd
    Changing password for user root.
    New password:



  3. Now that you know your IP address you can log into the PBXact GUI.  To do this type the IP address of your PBXact system and the port number of 2001 into a web browser on the same network as your PBXact system (e.g. http://192.168.1.1:2001 replacing 192.168.1.1 with your IP address).  You should be prompted to create a user and password.  If you are prompted with a login screen, log in using "admin" and "sangoma" as the password

     

     

  4. You can now login as a PBX administrator by clicking on the PBX Administration button as shown below.






  5. Click on the "PBX Administrator" icon to begin the Quick Wizard.

  6. You will be prompted to log in with your Username and Password that you created earlier.  I


     

  7. Top change network settings please review the Changing Network Settings Wiki here.


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