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Connecting to the FXO gateway

After physically installing the FXO gateway and connecting its Ethernet and FXO ports, review the following table and perform the procedure that applies to your scenario to connect to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway.

Scenario

Procedure

You are connecting to the device for the first time.

Perform the steps in Connecting to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway.

You have reset the configuration to its default state.

Perform the steps in Connecting to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway.

You are a returning user who has completed the basic configuration of the device.

Access the web-based manager using the IP address, administrative access protocol, administrator account, and password that you have already configured, instead of the default settings.

  1. Start a web browser and enter the URL:
  2. https://<IP_address>/admin

    Where <IP_address> is the IP address of the FXO gateway that you want to connect to.

  3. Enter the name and password associated with your account.
  4. Click Login.
  5. You have completed this procedure.

  6. Go to Configuring administrator and system settings to make sure that you configure the required settings.

Connecting to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway

To connect to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway using its default settings, you must have the following hardware and software:

  • A computer with an RJ-45 Ethernet network port
  • One of the recommended web browsers: 
    • Apple Safari version 12 or 13
    • Google Chrome version 81
    • Microsoft Edge version 44 or 81
    • Mozilla Firefox version 76
    • Mozilla Firefox ESR version 68.8
  • An Ethernet cable
Procedure steps
  1. On your management computer, configure the Ethernet port with the static IP address 192.168.1.2 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
  2. Using the Ethernet cable, connect the Ethernet port of the management computer to port1 of the FXO gateway.
  3. Start your browser and enter the default URL https://192.168.1.99/admin.
  4. To support HTTPS authentication, the FXO gateway ships with a self-signed security certificate, which it presents to users whenever they initiate an HTTPS connection to the FXO gateway. When you connect, your browser may display two security warnings related to this certificate:
    • The certificate is not automatically trusted because it is self-signed, rather than being signed by a valid certificate authority (CA). Self-signed certificates cannot be verified with a proper CA, and therefore might be fraudulent. You must manually indicate whether or not to trust the certificate.
    • The certificate may belong to another website. The common name (CN) field in the certificate, which usually contains the host name of the website, does not exactly match the URL you requested. This could indicate a server identity theft, but could also simply indicate that the certificate contains a domain name while you have entered an IP address. You must manually indicate whether this mismatch is expected or not.

    Both warnings are normal for the default certificate.

  5. Verify and accept the certificate, either permanently (the web browser will not display the self-signing warning again) or temporarily. You cannot log in until you accept the certificate. For details on accepting the certificate, see the documentation for your web browser.
  6. In Name, enter admin.
  7. Leave the Password field empty. In its default state, there is no password for this account.
  8. Click Login.
  9. With a successful login, the web-based manager appears.

  10. Set the password for this account:
    1. In the right corner, click admin.
    2. Click Change Password.
    3. Enter a password in New password and Confirm password.

      The password can contain any character except spaces.

      Caution

      Do not enter an administrator password that is less than six characters long. For better security, enter a longer password with a complex combination of characters and numbers, and change the password regularly. Failure to provide a strong password could compromise the security of your FortiVoice FXO gateway.

    4. Click OK.
  11. You have completed this procedure.

  12. Go to Configuring administrator and system settings.

Connecting to the FXO gateway

After physically installing the FXO gateway and connecting its Ethernet and FXO ports, review the following table and perform the procedure that applies to your scenario to connect to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway.

Scenario

Procedure

You are connecting to the device for the first time.

Perform the steps in Connecting to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway.

You have reset the configuration to its default state.

Perform the steps in Connecting to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway.

You are a returning user who has completed the basic configuration of the device.

Access the web-based manager using the IP address, administrative access protocol, administrator account, and password that you have already configured, instead of the default settings.

  1. Start a web browser and enter the URL:
  2. https://<IP_address>/admin

    Where <IP_address> is the IP address of the FXO gateway that you want to connect to.

  3. Enter the name and password associated with your account.
  4. Click Login.
  5. You have completed this procedure.

  6. Go to Configuring administrator and system settings to make sure that you configure the required settings.

Connecting to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway

To connect to the web-based manager of the FortiVoice Gateway using its default settings, you must have the following hardware and software:

  • A computer with an RJ-45 Ethernet network port
  • One of the recommended web browsers: 
    • Apple Safari version 12 or 13
    • Google Chrome version 81
    • Microsoft Edge version 44 or 81
    • Mozilla Firefox version 76
    • Mozilla Firefox ESR version 68.8
  • An Ethernet cable
Procedure steps
  1. On your management computer, configure the Ethernet port with the static IP address 192.168.1.2 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
  2. Using the Ethernet cable, connect the Ethernet port of the management computer to port1 of the FXO gateway.
  3. Start your browser and enter the default URL https://192.168.1.99/admin.
  4. To support HTTPS authentication, the FXO gateway ships with a self-signed security certificate, which it presents to users whenever they initiate an HTTPS connection to the FXO gateway. When you connect, your browser may display two security warnings related to this certificate:
    • The certificate is not automatically trusted because it is self-signed, rather than being signed by a valid certificate authority (CA). Self-signed certificates cannot be verified with a proper CA, and therefore might be fraudulent. You must manually indicate whether or not to trust the certificate.
    • The certificate may belong to another website. The common name (CN) field in the certificate, which usually contains the host name of the website, does not exactly match the URL you requested. This could indicate a server identity theft, but could also simply indicate that the certificate contains a domain name while you have entered an IP address. You must manually indicate whether this mismatch is expected or not.

    Both warnings are normal for the default certificate.

  5. Verify and accept the certificate, either permanently (the web browser will not display the self-signing warning again) or temporarily. You cannot log in until you accept the certificate. For details on accepting the certificate, see the documentation for your web browser.
  6. In Name, enter admin.
  7. Leave the Password field empty. In its default state, there is no password for this account.
  8. Click Login.
  9. With a successful login, the web-based manager appears.

  10. Set the password for this account:
    1. In the right corner, click admin.
    2. Click Change Password.
    3. Enter a password in New password and Confirm password.

      The password can contain any character except spaces.

      Caution

      Do not enter an administrator password that is less than six characters long. For better security, enter a longer password with a complex combination of characters and numbers, and change the password regularly. Failure to provide a strong password could compromise the security of your FortiVoice FXO gateway.

    4. Click OK.
  11. You have completed this procedure.

  12. Go to Configuring administrator and system settings.