Thursday 28 May 2015

Top Free Windows Softphones Compared

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Photo by Irita Kirsbluma

Which softphone you use may depend largely on why you want to use a softphone in the first place. For example, if you are looking for an alternative to FOP (Flash Operator Panel) then I would suggest the excellent Dialplate application, but if you are just a normal desktop user looking for a cheap way to make use of your company's existing VOIP infrastructure, then have a look at these.

When comparing features I will only be looking at the features available in the free version, and not the premium one where applicable.

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Mikrotik DHCP Option 43 Tutorial

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Step by step instructions to get DHCP Option 43 working on Mikrotik RouterOS 6.x

Many consumer devices allow you to pass configuration parameters like auto provisioning servers and such via dhcp. DHCP option 43 is used by Yealink, Ubiquiti and Ruckus as well as many others.

My need was to use it to send the address of the provisioning server to a number of Yealink T23G IP phones to make deployment easier.

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Top Mikrotik Tips

Running Mikrotiks in the field? Here are my top tips for making the most of your Mikrotik Experience:

1. Secure
1.1 - Users and Passwords
1.2 - Access Ports
1.3 - Protect against brute force hacks
1.4 - Anonymize your connection
2. Manual Backups (and why a backup is not a backup)
3. Blocking Sites
5. Remote wake your computer
6. Remote access to your network

Friday 8 May 2015

Asterisk Dialplan Show and Tell 1

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I hope to make this a regular feature on my blog. If you have an awesome dialplan that you would like to share, please let me know and I will analyze and feature it here!

My first share is the dialplan that I use for clients who need added features beyond basic calling. This includes call diverts as well as voicemail.

Thursday 7 May 2015