I now have my hardware in hand the spa3102 and the 112.
As I speak I am loading a computer with the Easy Install Free Distro.
But I really need to get some advise on how to get the hardware attached to the phone line and the exsisting phones.
One phone line coming into house and wired to several extensions and fax machine.
What do I need to do?
Keeping it simple at first.
Here is what I think I need to do.
Install an rj11 receptacle to the incoming phone line.
Install another rj11 receptacle to the lines that go to the phones/extensions/fax.
connect the incoming phone line to the Line input of the SPA3102 with a 4 wire telephone cable.
connect the exsisting phones to the phone jack on the Spa3102.
This would not allow for the fax to work as it has a different phone number. Will deal with that later…faxes are not a big item.
connect my dsl modem to the spa3102 via the rj45 cat10 port labeled internet. dsl modem is then connected to my exsisting router. All computers should get the internet this way and my home network via the exsisting router
connect my freepbx admin computer to the spa3102 via the ethernet port. In the long term I would like to make an exsisting Centos 6.2 box the admin computer but for the sake of keeping it simmple until I learn “how to” get Asterisk and freepbx working I just thought it best to go with a “canned” system. AND glad there is such as thing.
Now realizing I need to take into account some physical location differences I hope that would get me a basic setup.
That would leave the fax machine to deal with via the spa112.
right now the fax is just hooked on to an extension jack…in the complete system I will have a network cable come from my exsisting router to the spa112 and then attach the fax to one of the phone ports.
The other phone port on the spa112 will let me have a personal phone later.
I hope I am on the right track.
Oh by the way the installation of the software is going well on the admin computer…will have wait to get some jacks et all before I can go much further with the hardware part.
Yours thoughts and input are greatly appreciated.