Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 965

Subscriber

Topic # 105993 16-Jul-2012 14:38
Send private message

Hi all,
Installing an Asterisk server for a client and they have decided to be a pain and want to retain their POTS line 'for backup'. I have worked on a system with a Digium card in it before and that seemed to work well. To save this guy money though I thought I might as well just go for the Atcom card as it is a third of the price of the Digium equivalent - maybe a bad decision.
I can't get anything to work through it though! I am wondering if Asterisk 1.8 even supports it? I would really like to stick with Asterisk 1.8 and FreePBX and not be forced to use a lower version, or Trixbox. As far as I can tell it isn't even creating config files so maybe I am not creating the right kind of trunk. I have created a ZAP trunk. Get the same result when creating a DAHDi trunk too.
Any help much appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam

EDIT: Have tried in Asterisk 1.6 and FreePBX 2.7 and same deal. Empty config files.

Create new topic
104 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 656514 16-Jul-2012 14:44
Send private message

Hi Sam,  

The cards aren't plug and play - you need to run some commands to configure them.

Been a while since I've last done one, but I THINK the only command you need to run (from the root command line) is: dahdi_genconfThen reboot, add your DAHDI trunk again and should work.

See here for other related commands: http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/DAHDI

dahdi_scan would be a helpful command also

Cheers

Fully Operational
3343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1088

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  Reply # 656516 16-Jul-2012 14:45
Send private message

Why not go for a VoIP gateway with an FXO port?  That'd be easier to implement, and even the IP phones could use it if the Asterisk box went down for any reason, as a fallback position.

Or just stick a phone on it :) simpler and less prone to fail...

 
 
 
 




3140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 965

Subscriber

  Reply # 656539 16-Jul-2012 15:38
Send private message

Thanks heaps Phil! That link is exactly what I couldn't find. So I should be creating DAHDi trunks and not ZAP?

And yes, after I bought the card thought it would be so much easier to use a gateway. But overall this will be a bit tidier so I will just deal with it.

PS Phil - This is Sam from Contel. This system is for Les Johansen who you will be providing the SIP trunks for. Will be in touch when we are ready for porting.

25472 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5276

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 656549 16-Jul-2012 15:49
Send private message

You have to configure the DAHDI settings first, which is detailed above.

A PCI card isn't the best option for failover either. Unless you've got proper DNS configuration in place to avoid the infamous Asterisk DNS issue your phones will all go down anyway during an internet outage as the PBX has a meltdown, and if the PBX itself fails users will still have no automatic failover analogue fallback.

A SPA3102 is a good workaround in that it offers SIP integration and also lets you plug an analogue phone that has automatic failover to the POTS line.




3140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 965

Subscriber

  Reply # 656558 16-Jul-2012 16:15
Send private message

If I set the DNS servers in resovle.conf rather than obtaining them automatically does that rectify the issue? Or are there other issues with that?

310 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 656601 16-Jul-2012 18:37
Send private message

Just use IP addresses instead of DNS, works for me.




Now on 2talk Network and it's better.





3140 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 965

Subscriber

  Reply # 656619 16-Jul-2012 19:31
Send private message

Well the Atcom fired up good as gold! Those instructions were perfect!

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail
Posted 23-Oct-2017 17:06


Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.