The short question:
Is there a way to change a the box to static IP and set routers/IP/Gateway info on it? If so, how? (I’m a bit timid “under the hood”)…
The long version…
I’ve been running a PIAF box for a while, but am in process of re-integrating it into a larger network.
184.108.40.206 is the flavor.
My networks are thus:
Computer/Data side - a router serving DHCP, also is the gateway for most of the data network for the business. it is 10.x.x.100., fed into a managed Cisco switch, with numerous switches, end users, and data servers inside.
VOIP side: a SEPARATE router serves as the gateway for the VOIP network. Its IP is 10.x.x.102 and is connected to a separate ISP/web feed for VOIP data… (we originally ran all this on ONE network, but created separate after months of agony with QoS issues, and it immediately cleared up those issues)… The PBX is x.x.160, served by DHCP, and plugged into it.
Previously, both networks have been running entirely independently of each other, but my plan is to re-integrate them, as we have several processes which need to speak to both sides (database making phone calls, passing info to the deskstations etc).
ALL VOIP items (except for the PIAF PBX box) are set static IP’s… and I’d like to set it static as well.
The issues I have are:
1 To make sure that the PBX box sends its data to the correct gateway router (x.x.102), not to the x.x.100 DHCP router.
- to set the PBX box to static IP (so it doesn’t take its IP from the .100 router and thus get the .100 gateway).
I didn’t see a nice comfy GUI to do this change on the Free PBX page, and am a bit skeered to jump in and attempt such a change in linux without some very clear direction…
The system is fully functional now (on 2 separate networks), so I wnat to make sure I am able to make these changes without having our phone system go down for hours/days.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
I have a nice graphical layout of the networks if that would help, but haven’t seen a way to upload that to the post…