Dear FreePBX gurus:
I am a newbie in the VOIP telephony. Wanted to learn and setup a VOIP telephony system using open sources. Please help me in this learning process by giving me idea of acquiring and collecting required software and hardware:
A: What I’ll need ? (please suggest and update in the following list)
- Asterisk installed on the openSuSE
B: What I have ?
- x-86 desktop PC running openSuSE 10.3 (1 GHz. CPU, 1 GByte RAM, 120 GB HDD etc.)
- Analog phone line for home usage
- High-speed (6 Mbps) cable modem internet connection
C: What document do I need to use for reference during the setup and learning ?
Thanks in advance.
I was planning to setup my own VoIP phone for my family. Glad FreePBX members has the solution for this. Thanks a lot. At least I know where to start with your ideas here.
Thanks for the link.
I went through the key documents and now my understanding is as below.
To setup a basic VOIP phone service for my home (outgoing only from my analog home phone to any phone in the world) I need:
- An ATA device which will connect my home analog phone at one port (RJ11) and other port (RJ45) to my broadband router
- Piaf is installed on OpenSuse 10.3 (a dedicated standalone x-86 PC)
- VoIP to route calls and provide interconnection to the PSTN (???)
(For item #3, I am still not very clear)
- Is it mandatory to subscribe the VOIP provider ? I think it is expensive for a home VOIP venture.
- Is there any “open source” available to have this service free without paying to any VOIP provider ?
- Does an ISP (in my case it is Rogers in Ontario, Canada) provide this kind of service ?
First PIAF uses CentOS not OpenSuse. It’s an ISO install.
I use Voip at home and it is a big savings over 2 POTS lines. I have 9 IP phones in all the rooms of the house and integration with home automation.
You do have to subscribe to a Voip provider.
Voip at home is a fun project.
Thanks for your kind reply and correcting me about PIAF’s platform.
I am looking forward to have my home VOIP project completed as soon as possible.
- a reliable SIP trunk provider in Ontario/Canada (am in Ottawa)
- an ATA vendor for hooking up my POTS