I just finished setting up asterisk@home, and am looking through the configs, reading up as best i can online, but cant find out the answer to a simple question.
Can we use our regular data/fax modem in the pc to answer our asterisk system? i’m not talking about in a production environment, but id like to get this running at least as a demo to see if we want to invest any cash in this. will i need a SPECIAL card? i see references to zaptel hardware all around, but will a regular modem work? as a demo id just like it to pick up the phone, play a recording, maybe save a voicemail. nothing incredibly major.
I’d like to get a test running by the end of the day today, dont think it should be too much to ask, just want to know if the hardware will work(if its a winmodem, im sure it wont as they rarely work in nix)
thanks for any input