Long time Linux guy, first time Asterisk install. Reading through all the docs, I must say that I am truly confused as to what I need to set up an Asterisk system.
Here is the system I would like to create (at the lowest cost possible of course):
- 2 incoming lines
- 2 outgoing lines (via VoIP)
- 1 analog phone for testing connected to Asterisk box
The purpose of this asterisk machine is to allow people to dial in locally, and then once in the Asterisk system, dial out long distance (which would be free via my VoIP provider)
As this is not for an office setup, extensions and phone connections are not necessary (except for the test phone).
Correct me if I am wrong:
- there must be a 1 to 1 ratio of incoming & outgoing lines
- i assume the incoming lines must be PSTN?
What hardware do I need? I assume I need two FXO cards (from Digium?) Any other hardware?