Asterisk newbie


#1

Hi

I really don’t know what I need to buy, so i’ll describe our requirements…

We need…

1 IP phone, possibly 2 within a few weeks.
1 incoming telephone number with outbound call facility

We don’t have a phone line, but we are running 2mb Broadband with 5 static IPs.

Can anyone tell me if it’s possible to run Asterisk without a PSTN line, and purely run it through VoIPtalk.org? If it’s possible, let me know exactly what is required.

Any help is much appreciated. I look forward to using this incredible system.


#2

First, on Voiptalk.org configuration:

voiptalk.org/products/iaxconfig.html

Second, you should pick up this book:

voip-info.org/wiki/view/Aste … +Telephony


#3

thanks for your reply

I’ve skipped through that PDF, and it looks as if I just need an NIC controller, and no other cards.

How do the phones connect to the system? RJ45 through a hub/switch or direct into the system?

Thanks.


#4

Depending on the phone you buy. If you buy a SIP phone then it will connect to a standard network and TCP/IP (or UDP too).