Basic Network Overview

This topic describes the network modes in Yeastar P-Series PBX System.

Ethernet modes

Yeastar P-Series PBX System provides LAN interface and WAN interface. By default, the LAN interface is enabled, and the WAN interface is disabled. You can configure the following Ethernet modes for the system:
  • Single: Only LAN port is used for connection, WAN port is disabled.
  • Bridge: LAN port is used for connection. WAN port will be used as bridge for PC connection.
  • Dual: Both LAN port and WAN port are used for connection.
    If you use Dual mode, you need to specify a default network interface for the PBX.
    Note: The traffic will be routed to the default interface, you need to add a static route to override the default route entries, routing the traffic from a specific IP address to the specified destination.

IP address assignment

Yeastar P-Series PBX System supports three types of IP address assignment:
  • Assign a static IP address

    Contact your network administrator to assign an IP address to the PBX. Then you need to manually configure settings such as the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS servers on the PBX.

  • Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server

    You can configure the PBX to automatically obtain an IP address when it starts up from a DHCP server running in your network.

    Note: The IP address assigned to the PBX may vary every time the PBX is started up.
  • Obtain an IP address from a PPPoE client

    You can connect the PBX to a PPPoE client, and set up a PPPoE connection on the PBX to get an IP address.

    Note: The IP address assigned to the PBX may vary every time the PPPoE is started up.