I’ve just moved into a new apartment and I am building my home office from where I will work. I also want to hook up a few spare office phones I have and thought using FreePBX/Asterisk would be fun!
I’ve done some research and can’t seem to find the right advice, I wonder if this forums users can help Smile
What I currently have is a spare Dell optiplex which I am going to install FreeBSD onto and a Comcast internet/phone line that terminates in a Motorola VOIP cable modem. (Model number SBV5220)
I also have some phones, a Polycom SoundStation and two NEC DTH-8D-1 phones that were connected to our PBX at work.
So… I need to find out the answers to the following;
Will this work? Can I connect up a cable from my Optiplex to the Comcast modem and have incoming calls routed to say one of the NEC’s and yet all the NEC’s and the Polycom make outgoing calls. Of course only one can create the outgoing call at any one time.
What hardware am I going to need for the server? I’ve been reading Asterix’s hardware list but i’m a bit too fresh to this technology and some helpful pointers would be nice.
Thanks to those that respond.