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#11521 28-Jan-2007 18:47
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Trying to enter a SIP URI in the call forwarding settings in the VFX portal, and not having any luck getting the call forwarded.

Is this feature known working or known not working by anyone here?

All im getting is the number doesnt exist tone...


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  #59080 28-Jan-2007 21:46
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tonyhughes: Is this feature known working or known not working by anyone here?

I'm using it to forward to a PSTN number and it works OK.

WxC told me to enter the area code as well as the local number.

Probably doesn't help you much, but at least I can confirm that call forwarding to another phone number works OK.

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  #59091 28-Jan-2007 23:19
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Was just looking for a temporary workaround to get some incoming PSTN calls flowing into Asterisk.

No stress. The FXO card should arrive on Monday/Tuesday, and I have just purchased a Linksys SPA3102 from an online retailer - that should arrive by weeks end.

I really wanted a 2nd FXO card, but the SPA unit will be neat to play with too, and maybe give me more options down the track.

So I guess I will have the x100p card connected directly to the Telecom PSTN, and the 3102 connected via sip to asterisk and the FXO side to VFX via the FXS port on my WAG router.. That will be me pretty much all done, with only some minor adjustments to routing calls to be made, setting up voicemail, and testing DISA.

Total costs:

AMD 850 / 256MB : $50 odd dollars (or less, i cant remember now) (runs asterisk)
SPA3102 : $195 (connects asterisk to VFX)
PAP2T : $98 (connects telephones as extensions to Asterisk)
X100P PCI Card : $70 (connects Asterisk to Telecom PSTN)

I dont really count the WAG modem/router in my costs, because I needed a new router anyway!

$413 for a pretty darn good PBX setup, which down the line, I guess I could choose to run from something a bit gruntier, there are some ML370's going cheap on trademe.... :-P











 
 
 
 


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  #59093 28-Jan-2007 23:55
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I'll be interested to hear what you think of the SPA3102 Tony.

I've recently bought a SPA2102 which is basically the same unit, with an extra FXS port substituted for the 3102's FXO port.  I bought this rather than a PAP2T on the strength of WxC's "PAP2T not recommended for faxing" advice.

I spent most of a day stuffing around with the SPA2102 trying to get it configured the way I wanted which was to use its router functions i.e.

ADSL Modem ==> SPA2102 ==> Switch ==> LAN

The documentation is not very clear but it turns out that you MUST have the SPA2102's WAN (Internet) port connected to your ADSL Modem / Router or else it cannot connect to the outside world.  The SPA2102's LAN (Ethernet) port is only useful for setup in my experience.  So I ended up with:

ADSL Modem ==> Switch ==> LAN ==> SPA2102

Again after more experimenting, I found that it wasn't possible to have the SPA2102's WAN and LAN ports on the same subnet, even though I expected the "Bridge" function to allow this.  To be honest, I have yet to find any useful purpose for the Bridge function at all.

So I left the LAN port set to the default 192.168.0.1 address and reconfigured a PC on the LAN to this subnet just to get the SPA2102 set up correctly for connection with VFX's provisioning server.  As a last step, I enabled access to the SPA2102's web server from the WAN port and was finally able to unplug the cable from the LAN port and view the setup via the WAN port as I had been trying to do all along...Smile

Just for a very brief period however as VFX's provisioning server downloaded a profile which then locked out the WAN port access to setup again Frown

This doesn't concern me too much as I don't see the need to change the setup again, and in case we do, I can still plug in a cable to the LAN port, change a PC on the LAN to 192.168.0.x and enter the setup screen...  Aaaaarrgghh, I could do without the hassle though and it would have been nice if WxC had left access enabled to setup via the WAN port.

So, the long and the short of this story is that the SPA3102's LAN port will probably be of no use to you once you have completed setup.  The WAN port is the one you must connect to your router.

I hope that saves you some time Tony.

If you find any useful purpose for that BRIDGE function, please let me know, I would be intrigued to hear what it could be used for.

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  #59094 29-Jan-2007 07:51
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Darn it, the tubes ate my reply :-(

It wont be of any concern about the LAN/WAN addressing, as I wont have anything downstream of the 3102 after its configured.







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  #59099 29-Jan-2007 10:00
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Grant17: I'll be interested to hear what you think of the SPA3102 Tony.


So I left the LAN port set to the default 192.168.0.1 address and reconfigured a PC on the LAN to this subnet just to get the SPA2102 set up correctly for connection with VFX's provisioning server. As a last step, I enabled access to the SPA2102's web server from the WAN port and was finally able to unplug the cable from the LAN port and view the setup via the WAN port as I had been trying to do all along...Smile

Just for a very brief period however as VFX's provisioning server downloaded a profile which then locked out the WAN port access to setup again Frown

This doesn't concern me too much as I don't see the need to change the setup again, and in case we do, I can still plug in a cable to the LAN port, change a PC on the LAN to 192.168.0.x and enter the setup screen... Aaaaarrgghh, I could do without the hassle though and it would have been nice if WxC had left access enabled to setup via the WAN port.



The WAN info should not have been touched and left completely open for the user, I will check up with my guys and get this changed if what you are reporting is incorrect.




Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

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  #59100 29-Jan-2007 10:02
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Hi Tony,

At this stage for your call forwarding Numbers only at this time, SIP URI possibly later




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  #59101 29-Jan-2007 10:18
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tonyhughes: Darn it, the tubes ate my reply :-(

I find that this happens just often enough with GZ to be annoying, usually after I have gone to the trouble of crafting a detailed reply to somebody Yell

So I've got into the habit of pressing CTRL-A  CTRL-C just before clicking post.  This marks all the text I have typed and copies it to the clipboard just in case GZ decides to throw a wobbly in which case I can easily paste my reply in again and have another go.

Not sure why this should happen but another forum that I sometimes spend time on (using Snitz Forums 2000) has the same problem.

 
 
 
 


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  #59102 29-Jan-2007 10:20
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maverick: The WAN info should not have been touched and left completely open for the user, I will check up with my guys and get this changed if what you are reporting is incorrect.

Thanks Phil, I would appreciate it if your guys could take a look at this when they get a chance.

Occasionally it is helpful to login to your ATA to view call status etc, and if the WAN port was enabled to view setup, it would allow me to do that.

Cheers,
Grant.

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  #59233 30-Jan-2007 13:29
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maverick: The WAN info should not have been touched and left completely open for the user, I will check up with my guys and get this changed if what you are reporting is incorrect.

Just to confirm that access to the setup and status screens of my SPA2102 via the WAN port has now been enabled again.

Thanks very much for your excellent service Phil Smile

Cheers,
Grant.

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  #59435 1-Feb-2007 00:28
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Got my package on the courier today from http://www.nicegear.co.nz, and opened it up to find not the SPA3102 I had ordered and paid for, but a PAP2T.

A quick trip to the website, and a phonecall to Hadlee, and I should have the SPA3102 tomorrow! Hadlee was courteous enough, and simply agreed to send the correct unit, and a courier bag for the PAP2T.

Still no sign of the FXO card bought on trademe :-( Trader had over 1000 good feedbacks though, so I live in hope...







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#59462 1-Feb-2007 11:12
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My apologies Tony, I was bitten by a rogue PAP2T sitting in a SPA3102 stack - man I wish they made them different colours!




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  #59467 1-Feb-2007 11:42
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hads: My apologies Tony, I was bitten by a rogue PAP2T sitting in a SPA3102 stack - man I wish they made them different colours!


lol no worries. I was disappointed not to have it, but I am also really busy and didn't have time to do anything with it anyway! I still feel I'm getting good service, and its just murphys law that an honest mistake happened in my case. thanks for just putting it right straightaway! I also like that your prices include freight... makes things very simple! any chance of stocking x100p fxo cards?







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  #59468 1-Feb-2007 11:52
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tonyhughes: I also like that your prices include freight... makes things very simple! any chance of stocking x100p fxo cards?


Digium stopped making x100 cards a long time ago.

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  #59470 1-Feb-2007 11:58
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sbiddle:Digium stopped making x100 cards a long time ago.


You mean stopped selling them, they were/are just a winmodem in disguise (not a very good one) :)

Tony, there is a reason I don't stock them - they were only ever designed to work with the US phone system and as such can cause terrible echo etc. etc.

I generally try not to stock anything that people aren't going to be happy with, it just makes it easier for everyone involved.

Cheers,

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  #59472 1-Feb-2007 12:04
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hads:
sbiddle:Digium stopped making x100 cards a long time ago.


You mean stopped selling them, they were/are just a winmodem in disguise (not a very good one) :)

Tony, there is a reason I don't stock them - they were only ever designed to work with the US phone system and as such can cause terrible echo etc. etc.

I generally try not to stock anything that people aren't going to be happy with, it just makes it easier for everyone involved.

Cheers,
hads

No worries. Will see how this other one goes anyway.
Cant wait for the 3102 to arrive - I will have set it up tonight, and probably post a step by step on getting it set up for SIP + Asterisk...







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