I’ve already installed Asterisk, Zaptel, and XLite and Ekiga softphones on a Fedora Core 6 box. I don’t have any phone adapter cards yet, but I do have an X100P coming from Ebay. I have a number of questions I was hoping you guys could help me with. I’m trying to see if I can get by with just a softphone for what I want to do, hence I went ahead and installed Asterisk and Zaptel without a card (I know…Zaptel is for the card). All I want to do for now is just do some call broadcasting to play pre-recorded messages to recipients on a phone list. I plan on experimenting with other features, but this is my goal for now. Call broadcasting will be a learning curve in and of itself, but I know I read somewhere where you can do this with Asterisk. First I want (and need) to get Asterisk working with the softphones. I’m working through the pdf manual as I go. OK…the questions:
- If and when I get the X100P, will I have to uninstall Asterisk and Zaptel and re-install them; Zaptel first to setup the card and then Asterisk; or can I install the card with both packages already on my computer?
2)I’m able to dial 500 on the softphones and hear the demo recording, but when it tries to connect to the misery.digium.com demo site, the recording says it can’t connect to the internet at this time. /Var/Log/Asterisk/message log shows “pbx_dundi.c: No ethernet interface found for seeding global EID You will have to set it manually.” Where do I set this manually and is that the fix for reaching the demo site? My Fedora box connects to my LAN via a wireless adapter. I am behind a gateway server and firewall that’s got Squid’s proxy server running in transparent mode, but I have port 5062 assigned in sip and open in my firewall rules. I chose 5062 because I have a Vonage phone adapter using ports 5060:5061 and Ekiga says 5060 is blocked when I try to use it for the softphones, but it doesn’t seem to have a problem with 5062.
3)According to the pdf manual, I don’t need a phone adapter card to use Asterisk with softphones. Is this the case and will I be able to dial out on a softphone extension and do call broadcasting? When I get the X100P I plan on plugging Vonage’s Motorola phone adapter into the FXO port and my telephone into the FXS port and seeing how it performs. Is this going to be a better way to do call broadcasting, or is it feasible to think that I can use a softphone?
4)I currently have a Windows box and the Fedora with Asterisk box on my home network. I have the XLite softphone on both boxes and the Ekiga softphone on the Fedora box. As I said, I can dial 500 and hear the recording, so I think they’re working and I setup an extension labeled “internal” and used this in a context in the softphone sip configurations, such that dialing 100 from the Windows box rang the Fedora box. Now I also have XLite on a Windows box at work, which is behind a proxy server requiring authentication. Anyone know how to configure XLite in Windows behind a proxy with authentication required to reach my Fedora box at home?
5)I have the Astguiclient application installed also, but I can’t reach my Asterisk setup through my browser when I enter 192.168.x.x:8088. Can someone point me in the right direction for this? Thanks.