Ok… when it comes to computers and networking, I am very fluent, so feel free to lay it on me. This may sound like a stupid question, but I’m going to ask anyway.
In setting up the initial test project… this is what I’m going to use and am just wondering if it will work. I am a little shaky on it because I’m not that familiar with VoIP, not yet.
1.) Linux machine running asterisk
1.) VoIP line directly from att
1.) 10/100Mbit switch
3.) SIP phones
Now I’m going to keep this totally seperate from data, so it will only be used for voice. In setting up this configuration, can i just use 100MB ethernet cards in the linux machine? So basically it will look like this…
VoIP-----------------eth0=[ PBX ]=eth1---------------[12 port switch]-----------phone1,2,3
where ---- is the cabling
Maybe I should be looking at the dlink router that is currently there for im not even positive if the phone line coming in is RJ45 or 11… But anyway, will I be able to configure asterisk to use the ethernet cards, and basically router the phone call coming in from eth0, to eth1 to its desired port(extension)? Like, can asterisk configure which port on the switch should be the extension? So if I have 12 ports total, plus the uplink connected to eth1, can i setup ports 1-12 to be like, ext. 101, 102, 103, etc etc. And also, will this setup work using regular ethernet cards… Now I did purchase additional X100P cards, but that’s going to be a different portion of the project after I get this initial setup working. Any information will be highly appreciated, for all of my google search topics are still leaving me wondering… Thanks.