Sep 15

Configure Cisco 7960 phones with Asterisk PBX

This article describe the process to configure a Cisco 7960 SIP phone with an Asterisk PBX system.

Requirements

  • Asterisk PBX or similar
  • TFTP Server
  • Cicso 7960G or similar IP phone

 

Asterisk Server Config

  • Create new SIP extension
    • Under “Applications / Extensions” choose Add Extension
  • Choose “CHAN SIP Device”
  • Enter User Extension: 702 (or whatever extension you want)
  • Under Secret: choose a password with at least 2 numbers
  • Click Save and Apply
  • Go back into config and make sure the Deny and Permit are set correctly
    • Deny: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
    • Permit: 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 (or whatever matches your network)

Configure your TFTP server

  • I’m using Linux so just install a tftp-server by typing the following:

  • the default install on Centos7 will have the tftp-server root directory under /var/lib/tftpboot
  • Put the following files in that directory

SIPDefault.cnf

SIP000A8A344598.cnf  (Fill in your MAC address after the SIPXXX.cnf)

SEP000A8A344598.cnf.xml  (Fill in your MAC address after the SEPXXX.cnf)

OS79XX.TXT

dialplan.xml

List.xml

RINGLIST.DAT

ringlist.xml

XMLDefault.cnf.xml

 

 

Aug 10

1962 J.C. Higgins Camper Trailer

1962 J.C. Higgins Camper

I found this 1962 J.C. Higgins camper trailer at one of the VW swap meets I go to. It’s made of mostly aluminum so no rust. J.C. Higgins was actually a brand sold by the Sears Roebuck Catalog. The original manufacturer was Apache who later mas produced the more recognizable Popup campers you see today. But these grey aluminum beauties were some of the original trailer campers produced.

jc higgins

A little refurbishing on the wiring and lights and we are road legal! The camper came with a full canvas tent that covers the trailer and extends about 6 feet to over to one side.

The canvas on the floor / bottom needs to be replaced and I haven’t quite talked my wife into that project but more to come…

Dec 21

Install Raspbian using Linux

Raspbian is a stripped down linux distribution that you can load on a raspberry PI. I have been using Raspberry PI’s for a number of systems in my house. The latest Raspberry PI 3 is Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor (phew) which means it’s pretty fast. It also has WiFi built in which is HUGE (donald T) . Some uses include entertainment systems, web servers, dns servers, and phone pbx systems. So here you go:

  • Get an SD card.
  • Download latest Raspbian here.
  • Insert your SD card and get mount information.
  • Run df to find mount point and device name.
  • Unmount the SD card.
  • Format SD card in FAT 32.

  • Copy .img file to SD card using dd.

Nov 09

Twonky Media Server Install and Systemd config

This post describes the process to install Twonky Media Server 8.3 on Centos7 and enable startup on boot.

  • Download the binaries here
    • wget http://d33rws75kj13ih.cloudfront.net/downloads/packages/twonky-i686-glibc-2.9-8.3.zip
  • Unzip the package into /usr/local/twonky
  • Create the following directory /var/twonky
  • Create the following file in /etc/systemd/system/twonkyserver.service

  • Reload systemd
    •  systemctl daemon-reload
  • Start twonkyserver
    • systemctl start twonkyserver
  • Enable twonkyserver
    • systemctl enable twonkyserver
  • Reboot and test your work!
  • Grab a beer

Nov 08

Linksys SPA-3102 and Incredible PBX 12.0.70

First of all you need to install Incredible PBX. Simple instructions are here. I am using a VM built on Xenserver but any PC or VM should be able to work for you. Next you need to have a compatible Voice Gateway devices. I am using an old Linksys SPA-3102 which enables Voice over IP.

You will also need a half decent wireless phone system. I am using an AT&T dec system with 5 handsets

Pretty easy so far right?

Configure the SPA-3102 as follows:

Linksys SPA-3102 Admin

Linksys SPA-3102 Admin Continued

Linksys SPA-3102 Admin Page cont'd

Next goto your Incredible PBX admin screen http://phone1.local.net/admin

pbx5

and add your google account under Connectivity / Google Voice

pbx4

You now need to setup your connection to your Linksys SP-3102 under “Applications / Extensions”

Create Generic PJSIP Device

ext2

Grab a beer, you’re done!

 

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