[rescue] VOIP

Kris Kirby kris at catonic.net
Sun Oct 12 19:10:39 CDT 2003

On Sun, 12 Oct 2003, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> I was looking at setting up an Asterisk system using some (actually
> plenty) of PC hardware that I have available.... only problem is the
> FXS (and if I use a local phone company rather than a VOIP local/ld
> provider) and FXO card.... they are not cheap... 1 port FXO for $99,
> and 1 port FXS for $125 it seems.... don't know if there are any
> other ways to do this... cheaper sources... etc.

> So.... any suggestions.... sources for FXO/FXS cards compatable
> with Asterisk... other suggestions....

I recommend Asterisk simply on the hackery side of things, but I'm not
impartial by any means. One option is the T1 cards, but then you have the
cost of the channel bank and the card, which is not cheap.

If there is a way to hack the ATA186 to do it, that may be a way. I hear
more and more about SIP everyday.

Kris Kirby, KE4AHR  <kris at nospam.catonic.net>  TGIFreeBSD IM: 'KrisBSD'
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