Hi, I’m brand new to Asterisk, and VOIP in general. I’ve managed to get Asterisk installed and running on a BusyBox server, and have installed the GUI.
I use sipgate.co.uk as my VOIP provider, and have a Cisco SPA303 phone that I’d like to connect to sipgate via the Asterisk service. I’ve read their instructions on how to configure sip.conf and extensions.conf, and have also read through the online Asterisk documentation set. But to date I haven’t managed to see my Asterisk installation ‘registered’ as a device on sipgate’s web-console. Would someone kindly answer a few basic questions for me? They are…
- What is the minimum set of config files that I need to touch to get this working? Is it just sip.conf and extensions.conf? What about users.conf and sla.conf? Do I need to remove or comment out any of the default *.conf files that are initially installed?
- Do I need to define a trunk via the Asterisk GUI? The sipgate documentation doesn’t say I need to do this.
- Will Sipgate’s console show me as ‘registered’ before I’ve configured the Cisco phone to connect to Asterisk?
- Does the extension I define for the Cisco phone have to be my SIP-ID?
Sorry if these are basic questions, but I’ve found the documentation expects a basic understanding of the concepts, and I’m yet to find a gentle introduction to these topics!