USB/PSTN(phone jack) for asterisk support?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Devotedfollower, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Devotedfollower

    Devotedfollower LI Guru Member

    Hey all,

    I'm hoping that I can get a USB/PSTN adapter and plug it into my router with tomato-usb or victek and run asterisk with a normal phone to get a good VoIP setup. Is this possible? Dare I ask if a magicjack would work...or would I need to shell out money for one of these:

    I think it's a shot in the dark, but it would be cool to setup if it works.

  2. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Assuming you are OK to get Asterisk working, I think a simpler solution would be to just use an analog-telephone-adapter (ATA) like a Linksys SPA-3102 or similar.
  3. Devotedfollower

    Devotedfollower LI Guru Member

    yeah I have such setups (diff ata though), but I am looking to use zrtp to encrypt conversations with an open source solution instead of cisco proprietary bs. I'd also not like to have to be stuck with the ATA codecs and I'm assuming that using asterisk on the device will free up my choice of codecs no? I'm willing to put in some effort to get this working :)
  4. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    That sounds pretty hardcore, wish you good luck :) Agree that Cisco encryption on the SPA devices sucks and is unworkable. Curious what kind of zrtp implementation you are planning to have "at the other end" of the calls though. Will be interested to hear on your progress in this.
  5. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

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