Small question about hardware


#1

Hello,

I’m new to Asterisk and about to attempt installing the software over Fedora then next step on a separate machine. I will use it to start with personal use …two or three persons. I like to know what hardware that I will need to have so I can connect to the land line… or can I connect through the modem?
I will have an ether net 10/100 also installed that is connected to the DSL.

Your advise suggestion would be appreciated.

Yousef


#2

Digium AEX4xx with an FXO module for the landline and an FXS module for each analogue extension.

Digium TDM4xx will also work, but I believe they are end of line.

Support for voice modems ceased a long time ago.

There is one specific WinModem type card that could support a single exchange line, but I think support is being phased out.

You only need ethernet if you are using IP phones.


#3

The old TDM400 is End of Life.

The TDM410 is its replacement and is a current product.
The AEX410 is the PCI-Express equivalent of the TDM410.

Cheers.