K, I have tried searching all over the place for docs on how to set up a new system using Asterisk, however I have fallen short on the information I am looking for.
I am looking to set up a small system (maybe 10 extensions) and 2 outside lines. I have been reading though (Trixbox without tears found at dumbme.voipeye.com.au/trixbox/tr … _tears.htm) however I still have a few questions.
1.) For 10 extensions and 1 (2?) outside lines I would need 3 TDM400P cards?
2.) why do I need 3 cards for 1-2 outside lines?
2a.) Do my phones plug into the ports on that card or just networked into a switch which is then pugged into the server running trix or asterisk.
2b. so I would have my fxo? plugged into the server and 1 network cable? or do I need the fxo, network cable and every phone cable run to the server.
3.) Will any phone that handles sip protocol work?
After reading this article http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8591 the auther states that each phone gets plugged into a port on those cards…I guess I thought VoIP was all networked and didn’t need to be plugged into a specific port.
I am very sorry for posting this since I am sure it has been covered before, however I have been reading articles all night and haven’t found and answer. I did try searching the forum first though so please don’t slap me too hard for the repeated question.
Thank you very much for any answers you may have.
p.s. sorry if this is a bit gibberish, It’s late and I’m very tired and my eyes hurt from all the reading. thanks though