The initial configuration menus appear the first time IP Office Manager connects to a new or defaulted system.

For an existing system, this menu can be rerun by selecting File | Advanced | Initial configuration in IP Office Manager or Actions | Service Commands | Initial Configuration in IP Office Web Manager.

To start the initial configuration using IP Office Manager:

1.Having connected to the new system.



System Mode

Select IP Office Basic Edition.

System Name

Used to help identify and access the system.

Retain Configuration

This option appears if this menu is rerun on an existing system. If selected, the system attempts to retain as much of the configuration as is compatible with the other selections made in this menu.


This sets a range of settings to match the telephony requirements of that selected country. It also sets the default language for the system and all users.

The following settings are used to configure the systems IP address settings:

Public LAN Interface

This option performs two roles:

a.It is used to display the IP address settings of each of the system's two LAN ports. LAN1 matches the port on the control unit labeled LAN, LAN2 matches the port labeled WAN. Check that these settings are as required.

b.The final selection is used to set which of the ports is connected to the customer network that should be used for external internet access via the customer firewall or similar. The Gateway address of that LAN is then added to the system's IP routes as the default IP route.

IP Address

Set the IP address of the system on the currently selected LAN interface.

IP Mask

Set the IP address mask of the system on the currently selected LAN interface.


Set the IP address of the external router.

4.Click Save. The new configuration is opened in IP Office Manager.

5.This configuration has not as yet been saved to the system. Either:

Continue the basic configuration using the following sections of this chapter and then save the configuration when finished.

Save the configuration as it currently is. This may cause the system to reboot, the save menu will indicate if that is required. After saving the configuration, reload the configuration and continue with configuration.

Note: Because the passwords have now been changed from their defaults, you are prompted to enter the new password when saving.