I’m new to this. My experience is all routers and firewalls. When I wanted to set up a phone system in our small office, a friend suggested Asterisk. I checked around on the net - It looked good - so I went with it. I also found people were saying on the net that Cisco 7970 phones were good. I watched Kerry Garrison’s very well made tutorial: asterisktutorials.com/2007/10/ci … -ip-phone/
Except the tutorial deals with an old version of Asterisk. Kerry’s video does not really tell me what to do in the current version of FreePBX. Fields are different compared to what he used at that time.
Being a newbie, I downloaded AsteriskNOW!, and that installed just fine. I have successfully converted the phone to SIP (v 8.5.4, which is by all accounts a good stable 7970 software version for Asterisk) and I have set up the config files for the phones as per Kerry’s instructions.
The issue is that the phones won’t register (they are trying to), and I am not sure what options to use in FreePBX (which came with Asterisk Now). They get very close - the extension numbers appears in the window of the phone, so it’s getting something. But there is a phone with a red “x” on it also. No dial tone. What I’d like is someone to tell me exactly what I need to put in the different fields for the new extensions in FreePBX.
It is SO close to working - I can feel it. Help!