AsteriskNow SIP hardware requirement

  1. Do I need any Digium inteface card installed on my PC if I want to communicate from one SIP to another SIP using AsteriskNow?

  2. Do my PC need to have static IP or I can use machine in company LAN?

  1. Asterisk doesn’t require one, although there are some constraints on kernel version/other hardware for full capability. For AsteriskNow, you need to ask on the AsteriskNow forum.

  2. Asterisk requires stable addresses, but they don’t have to be public. Accessing outside the LAN, with network address translation, will require careful configuration of the router, and possibly a SIP aware router. In particular, the router must know to which machine to forward RTP packets. AsteriskNow may have additional limitations.