Re: [Ekiga-list] Nikolai Cassanova: Can anyone recommend a great residential sip phone

Hi Stuart, thanks for the reply and I wanted to know with ATA adapters how do you aquire sip registration and keep it registered, with using ATA adapter, would I have to then run my own asterisk/pbx setup, as my current setup that I use on my cell phone is, just using a sip soft phone then putting in my sip address to be registered and it registers and is constantly being registered in background on my cell phone that way i can receive calls and place calls through my sip soft phone app on my cell phone, if the ATA adapter is the same thing without me having to use a computer to keep it running it would be perfect.  To be able to change my home phones which are all plain old telephone systems provided by a phone company into a voip phone network would be easy as i would just need an ATA adapter or 2 and then have them connected to my router and then i would be able to receive calls; or is it not that easy?

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Stuart D Gathman <stuart gathman org> wrote:
On 03/04/2011 10:57 AM, Nikolai Cassanova wrote:
Hi, wanted to know if anyone out there in ekiga network could recommend a great sip phone for residential use, thats low priced.  As I am looking into setting up for my house phone connection using voip/sip capabilities from my verion fios router.  Thanks in advance.

Or if anyone who has done this already for there homes, can point me in a direction to get more information on how i would go about changing my home phone into a voip/sip phone.
At work and home, we use what's called an ATA adapter.  I've used Motorola and Linksys brands.  You plug in to ethernet, configure via web interface with VOIP login, etc, then connect POTS phones to your old fashioned POTS home wiring.  The adapters are about $20 for 2 analog lines, and typically support FAX pass through on one of the ports as well.

For a real SIP phones that have an LCD and connect only to ethernet, Linksys has one for $100 that my coworker uses.  Some have a built in switch in case you have only one ethernet outlet at your desk (so you can connect your computer as well).

I run Ekiga on a netbook for my "SIP phone".  Works great.  Even on the 500Mhz OLPC XO-1, audio is crystal clear and snappy.  (On the XO-1, the CPU can support video in one direction only.  Enabling the second camera overloads the CPU!)
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Nikolai Gauntlet Cassanova

University At Albany, State University of New York

Bachelors of Science in Biology

Email: NCassanova11 gmail com

Phone: 347-948-4317

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