[kwlug-disc] Asterisk/OpenWrt on router presentation

richard at weait.com richard at weait.com
Sun Jan 25 18:59:49 EST 2009

Lori said:
> Now that I've got Asterisk/OpenWrt working on an Asus WL500gP router, I
> thought it would be a good time to ask for input from the list on what
> kinds of 'hacked router as telephony/gateway appliance' questions people
> may have - and would like answered.  Yes, I'm looking at you unsolicited.


I love that WL500gP.  I have one running a two-room music system that I'll
have to turn in to a presentation some day...

> Current status:  Asterisk works with a single extension and voicemail.
> Wireless is working on the router (WPA-PSK encryption) and phone calls
> work well with a wireless SIP phone.  I'll have plenty to say about
> basic configuration to work with the VOIP provider Unlimitel.
> Since there probably won't be time to cover all possible topics, I'd
> like to hear what the crowd wants to see eg.:
> Multiple extensions, Voice menus, voicemail to e-mail, call
> forwarding/follow-me, use with softphones, use with IP phones/ATAs,

All of the above sound like things I want to hear.

> household data/voice gateway with wireless,

Really?  Tell me more...

> quality of
> service issues with simultaneous voice and data, ???

This reveals potential problems and workarounds?  Or go and no-go use
cases?  Sounds like a "must have" topic.

> In the end, I'll exercise speaker's prerogative, but the suggestion box
> is open.

Looking forward to it.

Best regards,

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