Category: VoIP

Building a fantastic audio conferencing setup for the cheap 0

Building a fantastic audio conferencing setup for the cheap

One of the most popular activities at any modern office office is the conference call. Of course as time and technology allows, the conference call has morphed into audio/video/web conferencing. When you’ve only got one person on each side of the “call”, it really doesn’t matter what hardware or software you use… or the call quality. Of course, it’s almost never just one person on a side and each person...

Recording high quality voice prompts for Asterisk 4

Recording high quality voice prompts for Asterisk

Recently I’ve found myself setting up a new Asterisk box, which is oddly one of my favorite tasks. IP Telephony (or VoIP for the rest of us) is quite fun to play with. Office phones and IVRs are something that everyone uses. It’s really nice to see something you have built used day in and day out without anyone ever noticing it. Asterisk doubles this fun because A) You can...

Dial-Peers on Cisco 3600 0

Dial-Peers on Cisco 3600

When I setup the Cisco 3600 in the office to work with asterisk as our FXO ports, I needed incoming and outgoing capabilities. In was easy enough, but out was more tricky because you need to setup specific dial-peer plans. Well for the longest time I had 3 different sets of rules per port (911, Local & Longdistance). Luckily I only had 4 ports, for a total of 12 rules....

NuFone 0

NuFone

NuFone is once again trying to screw me over – this time for 7cents. I dont belive these people, more specifically that one person. I’m preety sure NuFone is just one person. Their service is really bad, and I cancled it after a week of using it last… January. I cancled my account then I asked for a partial refund, wouldnt do it. Filled a paypal complaint, didnt go very...

Silly 7960’s 0

Silly 7960’s

Brought a new 7960 online today in the office – and it paper weighted itself. It loaded up the Universal Application Loader, but then refused to load the new SIP firmware. I found two things that are useful, first Voip-info.org has a useful bit and second – pay very close attention the the TFTP server logs. In the end, copying the .sb2 firmware image to .sbn was the magic trick...