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VOIP AND VAIL?| by Patrick Ferriter

Dear Patrick,
Can you explain how VOIP and VAIL are related?

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GET A DIAL TONE WITH CISCO ATA 186 ADAPTER | by Carrie Higbie

Dear Carrie,
I am trying to set up VoIP and I'm not sure where to start. We have a T1 with 6 hunt lines coming through it. They connect to our internal phone system, a Panasonic DBS 824. We also have three stand alone analog lines. I also have a Cisco ATA 186 Analog telephone adapter. How do I connect the phone system to the network so that I can get a dial tone on the Cisco ATA 186 Adapter?

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WHAT IS THE VOIP FUTURE PROTOCOL? | by Carrie Higbie

Dear Carrie,
What is the VoIP future protocol? Is it SIP or is it H.323? What are the reasons and benefits of the future protocol?

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RECEIVING VOIP CALLS WITH WITH NON-VOIP-ENABLED DEVICE | by Carrie Higbie

Dear Carrie,
Can one receive calls from a VoIP-enabled device with a non-VoIP-enabled device?

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VOIP GATEWAYS AND SS7 | by Patrick Ferriter

Dear Patrick,
I was told that VoIP gateways need to support SS7 if they are going to be successful. I know SS7 has something to do with how calls are placed on the phone network. Can you explain?

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This was first published in March 2005

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