Asterisk@home parts needed to try the program Newbie Questio


#1

I downloaded the current iso of *@home and want to play with the application. I currently have 1 pots line and bought one of the cheap 1 port cards off of ebay for testing purposes. I also have a full T-1 (data only). I will be running softphones for the testing phase.
With one pots line I can make and receive calls normally through *@home on 1 line and I can make extensions for the one line on softphones for individual users connected to the 1 incming line correct?

The (data) T-1 is useless to *@home unless I get a voip provider is that correct or can I make calls and receive them using the pots line and the data line?

Thanks,
Mike


#2

The answer to your first question is presumably yes. The caveat is again the fact that individuals and/or softphones are not “connected” to the phone line other than when those individuals/softwares initiate phone calls. A PBX is tasked with connecting extensions to trunks (lines) on an as-needed basis.

You need to be clearer about what you mean when you say “T-1 (data.)” If you mean this T-1 is to the internet and you expect to make phone calls to the PSTN (normal phone network) you’ll need a VOIP provider of some kind.

[quote=“skidog”]I downloaded the current iso of *@home and want to play with the application. I currently have 1 pots line and bought one of the cheap 1 port cards off of ebay for testing purposes. I also have a full T-1 (data only). I will be running softphones for the testing phase.
With one pots line I can make and receive calls normally through *@home on 1 line and I can make extensions for the one line on softphones for individual users connected to the 1 incming line correct?

The (data) T-1 is useless to *@home unless I get a voip provider is that correct or can I make calls and receive them using the pots line and the data line?

Thanks,
Mike[/quote]


#3

Thats what I thought. Without a voip provider provisioning the line it is not compatible with voip. But I should be able to make and receive calls on the pots line normally.
Mike