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FreePBX paging with ZAP or Dahdi

Posted: May 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Asterisk VoIP, Tech | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

This is fairly specific, but I didn’t find any posts out there to help me.
If you are using an older Freepbx with Asterisk 1.4 or 1.6 and you want to include a ZAP or DAHDI channel in a paging group, but it never rings the FXS channel, then you need to examine the dialplan.

I noticed that when it reached this point (- Executing [PAGE203@ext-paging:2] ChanIsAvail), it would hangup.
After tinkering I realized that it was checking on ZAP/4 (my channel in this case).

To fix:
-Go to the extension in Freepbx, and under the “Dial: ” options for that extension, change it from ZAP/4 to DAHDI/4.

Apply and now when you see it doing the Chanisavailable check it will pass and should call your FXS line.

FreePBX Round Robin Trunks Load-Balance/Distribute Calls

Posted: February 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Asterisk VoIP, Linux, Tech | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

I’ve seen several posts around the net from users that want to distribute the calls across multiple trunks with FreePBX.  The main reason being that they have a deal with a provider, and each line has 4,000 minutes for free, etc.  After looking around at the different methods to accomplish this, it become very clear what must happen.

If your trunks are FXO ports/Analog then you are in luck.   :)

Go to the FreePBX interface, click on Trunks.
-Add a trunk
-Put ‘r0’ for the Zap identifier (that’s R zero)
-Submit Changes
-Set the round robin Zap as your outbound route and enjoy!

Simple and clean, enjoy.