I have a couple questions about running an Asterisk server on a LAN that requires remote users to login to a VPN. I am currently researching Asterisk for an overhaul of our phone systems.
The potential Asterisk server would reside in our main office. This office has a dsl modem that feeds a router with VPN enabled. We would want to accommodate approximately 30-50 users right away. We would probably expect a maximum of 3-5 simultaneous calls, with 1-2 being the norm. We want users’ extensions to be able to follow them, whether they are in the office on the lan or connecting from the internet. We also have 3 existing PSTN lines that we would want to have feeding into the Asterisk server as well.
- What complications should I expect regarding the VPN?
- What type of account would be necessary for directing outgoing calls to VOIP? (Vonage? Skype? Other?)
- Any other suggestions/concerns I might not be addressing?
(I’ve searched and read about connecting Asterisk to Skype and I realize this may be a very complex topic…)
Thanks in advance for any help!