Yesterday DHL dropped a Dialogic Media Gateway off on my doorstep.
So far all I’ve had time to do is plug it in and get it up on my network. Unfortunately these type of devices all seem to come with a factory set IP address of something like 10.12.13.74 so in order to use them I have to reset the IP address. This requires you to hook the LAN connection on the gateway up to a PC (I use my spare laptop) and change the IP on the laptop so that it is on the same network and subnet. Then you can change the IP via the web interface to something that corresponds with your network. There is also a serial interface but I haven’t seen a serial cable in years and none of my machines have a serial interface so I have to use the web interface.
So, I reset my IP address and attached the gateway to my network then I hooked an analog phone line to it and that is as far as I’ve gotten. I haven’t had time to mess with it beyond that and most of that was done after 11:00 PM last night as I was at the local user group meeting (JAXDUG) all evening. Gold Systems has work it wants me to do for them (employers are funny about that) plus my wife has things she wants me to do around the house and to spend time with her and the kids. So I’m not sure when I’ll get the time to configure the gateway and get it working with Speech Server and OCS. I’m hoping to have time this weekend but I’ll have to wait and see.
One thing I have noticed – it is noisy as hell. You can hear the whine form the fan all over the house and I’m not sure if that is normal or there is something wrong with mine.
If you have any experience with configuring and setting up dial plans on one of these I would love to hear about your experiences.
As for the AudioCodes gateway – it is unplugged and setting on the floor. I never did get it working the way I wanted to and their tech support never responded to my inquiries. I’ll probably end up selling it or maybe giving it away as a prize or something.
I’ll blog more on this subject later.