Grandstream HT701 with Asterisk


I am new to asterisk and want to start playing around, so obviously I am looking for the cheapest option. I live in South African and I want to know if I would be able to get Asterisk working using Grandstream HT701 as a gateway for Asterisk.

See product here

Thank you,


I just ordered two of those today to test with faxing. It’s an FXS box which means that the analog line will talk to a phone or fax (Station). You’ll need FXO to talk to the phone company (Office). So this device would be connected to your network through the ethernet port, then it would have an analog phone connected to the rj-11 port. The box will register with asterisk and phone calls can be sent to it through sip, but this will not allow you to make outbound calls to the phone company.

Now, if your phone company is a sip provider, you could register that device to them, but that would take asterisk out of the mix.

aha. Thanks for the info, was wondering why the device was so cheap
compared to the others.

Thank you.