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Topic # 23347 26-Jun-2008 09:29
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Hi all,

Just wanting some ideas about how I will set up fusion once I get it...

I am looking at having the internet come into my gateway (smoothwall) and then the voip running off a virtual machine running trixbox and freepbx...

At current the house is like this

Phone Line === Phones
                 === Gateway === Servers and clients

But I want it to look like this:

Phone Line === Gateway === Trixbox === Phones
                                    === Servers and clients

What I am really wanting to know is how can I plug Trixbox/Asterisk into my current telephone system and use voip with current telephones. I read about a x100p (is that correct) and how it has a really bad echo?

Parents havn't really warmed to the idea and if we do have problems I will have to cancel the idea of voip Tongue out

Let me know what you think and any ideas you may have

Cheers
Chris

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  Reply # 140659 26-Jun-2008 09:49
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There are just two issues.

Firstly trixbox can be hit or miss using a VM - it is certainly not recommended for a production environment.

Secondly hardware such as the x100p is not supported under a VM. The x100p (which is now obsoete anyway) is also for interfacing your Asterisk system to a phoneline - it is not for interfacing phones to an Asterisk box. For this you need an ATA such as a Linksys PAP2 or SPA2102 or similair.



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  Reply # 140662 26-Jun-2008 10:13
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I do currently have trixbox running under a VM... dont seem to have any problems apart from calls dropping out due to our upload/download not being fast enough to get to the voipcheap (i think) server...

Will the Linksys PAP2 have enough power to run phones that require power to be sent down the line? We have two cordless phones and two corded phones...

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  Reply # 140668 26-Jun-2008 11:06
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chrisjunkie: I do currently have trixbox running under a VM... dont seem to have any problems apart from calls dropping out due to our upload/download not being fast enough to get to the voipcheap (i think) server...

Will the Linksys PAP2 have enough power to run phones that require power to be sent down the line? We have two cordless phones and two corded phones...

Cheers
Chris


The PAP2 and Linksys 2xxx/3xxx series all have a REN of 5 per FXO port so this should be enough to handle 4 phones off a single extension. With Asterisk however you can use multiple extensions if you use an adapter with 2 FXO ports.

You can certainly try your luck running Asterisk under a VM however I would never even consider using it for anything other than a test environment.



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  Reply # 140678 26-Jun-2008 12:40
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I might get another machine to handle asterisk...

What sort of specs do you reccomend? I'll try pick up a cheapie off trademe Tongue out

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