I have an old P-III that Iâ€™m using as a firewall that I want to run Asterisk with. Iâ€™m running Debian 4.0r5.
I have an old US Robotics 56K external modem that I have used with Winfax for Voicemail, faxing and to connect to CompuServe. Iâ€™ve poured though the forums, read the recommended documentation. Saw lots of noâ€™s, but none specific for this modem. I saw a couple of yesâ€™es, but I would have to get my own drivers and it might not work, again not for this specific modem. I also Goggle’d.
So my first question, can I use an old Voice/Fax/Modem with Asterick? As I noted above it does have the ability to hand incoming voice calls.
I am also looking at signing up with Vontage. Would that make it easier to use Asterisk? I have not looked into that too deeply. Would another provider be preferred? I don’t need the ability to make outgoing call, at least right away.
I have looked at the X100P, but I donâ€™t have any slots left in the computer. I already had to take out my sound card. â€¦ do I need a sound card?
What I am basically looking to do is set up an incoming voicemail. Something along the lines of if you wish to reach JJ, press 1. I am getting numerous calls from collection agencies that are filling up my answering machine. I guess all us Thomas are connected together; I have one credit card, paid in full at my house, anyway. I figure if I have the calling party â€œpress 1â€