I’m a bit new to all the asterisk stuff. Sort of a hobby’ish desire now, maybe I’ll try to benfit from it practically later.
Anyway, I want to basically use my computers with soft-phones on them (recommendation for win machines?) to be able to connect to my pots line. Asterisk seems to be the way to go. What I don’t understand is why the asterisk server can’t just use a regular modem to connect to my pots line.
The way I understand this is that my computers will use voip (iax or sip) to my asterisk server. I’m thinking it gets decoded there and can be carried over the modem to my pots. So I guess I’m saying that my modem in this case is behaving as an FXO device (doesn’t it always?)
I understand there are some cheap options to get an fxo card for my asterisk server, but this is more of a technical question.
I’d also like to hear of your topologies to see how you’re using asterisk at home. thanks!