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Softphone to Gateway without CallManager?

Hi there,

I'm wondering if it's possible to place calls between a Cisco Softphone and a Cisco gateway (any model from 827 to 3600 with analog voice modules). So far the only answer I've seen implies the use of CallManager which unfortunately I don't have at home.

Let's say I have DSL service in NY with an 827-4V and a fixed IP address.

I travel to Cancun and get to the net via dial-up (local call) from my room. I want to call my home gateway from my IP Softphone and avoid long distance charges.

I'm fully aware there are other solutions for this. I know QoS is a big issue when doing VoIP over the Internet, but I want to use what I already have and mainly just because.

Is this possible?

TIA

Carlos

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Re: Softphone to Gateway without CallManager?

Hello Carlos,

Call Manager is mandatary to get Softphone to work. This is because Softphone talks TAPI, and gateway, say, 827-4V talks H323; and CM is the bridge between the two.

Maybe you could try other readily available desktop voice applications which could speak H323, such as Netmeeting?

-ben

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