I am planning on making a VOIP network for myself that will use a server running Asterisk. I'd like to be able to interface my Asterisk server with a 'regular' POTS/PSTN phone line to allow me to call outside my own network as well as for people to call in

I've heard I can use a FXO gateway which is a physical device that acts as a bridge between my network and the PTSN. Is that what I need, and what should I look for in one? And how would I set this up?

  • VOIP gateways aren't very complicated or expensive; I'd recommend downloading the manual for one and reading it. E.g. grandstream.com/hubfs/Product_Documentation/…
    – Gantendo
    Jan 14 at 11:31
  • See also meta.stackexchange.com/questions/281112/… It is possible that the SE network doesn't really have a good place to ask this question reddit.com/r/VOIP
    – Gantendo
    Jan 14 at 11:37
  • @Gantendo In my opinion, when you get an answer on SE, it’s usually better than everywhere else. SE is so picky though. What if we made a phone system SE site? Jan 14 at 18:49
  • @Gantendo Reddit is also kind of dumb because it won’t let you know before posting if you have enough karma. If you don’t have enough karma, are you supposed to make up questions in r/askreddit so you get enough karma? Jan 14 at 19:09
  • I am struggling to make sense of I ams I can use Jan 14 at 20:44


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