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Offline DaniŽl Oosterhuis

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2015, 06:57:57 PM »
I realized I might not need to purchase a Raspberry Pi. During room clean up, I found a HP thin client I forgot about. It actually has a functional PCI slot in it, which I could use for one of those Asterisk phone cards. I would need a PCI extension cable (those ribbon ones), and need to attach it to the side panel of the thin client and run cables out of the case, but that would be a better option. It's pretty low power too. Is it known whether there are Asterisk PCI cards with pulse dial support?
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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #121 on: October 24, 2015, 11:39:27 PM »
I don't have a list, but there should be info out on the Internet about pulse support.

Regardless, you can still use a HT-502 with the thin-client host. The great thing about Asterisk is that it can readily use older or lower-powered hardware (unless you're looking to host an entire office of many phones).  Plus It integrates with a wide range of hardware.

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #122 on: January 07, 2016, 11:43:49 PM »
I am ready to start taking the C*NET plunge.

I got 2 HT-502's for $9.99 each, plus mild shipping. They arrived today.

I am in need of the following:

1 (or more) Elmers to help me through the config

Somebody to host 1 (or more) numbers, for now.

I plan on asterisk later, gotta start with baby steps, though.

Please let me know if you are able to help out a C*NET Newbie, in either regard.

Many thanks, in advance!

Best regards!

Boneman
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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #123 on: April 13, 2016, 08:55:14 PM »
It would appear to the patient, unaided eye that C*NET either no longer is operational, or no longer allows newer enthusiasts to join their ranks. So be it.

Off to pursue other interests...

Many thanks, and best regards!
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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #124 on: April 13, 2016, 09:12:43 PM »
Well, C-Net is still operating just the same as it has.  There isn't much to actually "operate" in terms of a network, it is only the DNS name server that needs maintenance which translates the telephone numbering plan into the addresses for each node.

What have you done so far?
If you want to connect with just an ATA, then you need to find someone to provide a registrar node for it that is already registered.  I don't think there is an official request channel for that mode of operation, you have to find someone willing to do so. It's not automated service.  The best course of action is to subscribe to the VoIP mailing list as listed on the CNet web pages.  And ask there for help.

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #125 on: November 01, 2016, 01:33:08 PM »
I'm running a C*Net server here in the UK. Think of servers as exchanges (or central offices for those of you in the US). If you have an ATA, which you can basically think of as an adapter for your phone, you need to connect it to an exchange (server). I can host UK numbers for anyone interested. Just drop me a PM if you want to know more, just in case I don't notice replies on this thread.

One thing I use C*Net for is making free calls to family and friends. They all have a C*Net number each, either using a free app on a smart phone or an ordinary phone connected to an ATA. They can be anywhere in the world and calls to or from them are always free. handy if you've got relatives overseas or kids away at university etc.

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #126 on: December 08, 2016, 09:58:34 PM »
I would be willing to pitch in an Asterisk server for North American USA, Canada and Mexico Enthsiats.

I have servers in Arizona USA among others. I am in Mexico

I have been collecting antique phones since a a small child and have many years experience in VoIP and asterisk

Mark
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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #127 on: December 08, 2016, 10:02:46 PM »
I am ready to start taking the C*NET plunge.

I got 2 HT-502's for $9.99 each, plus mild shipping. They arrived today.

I am in need of the following:

1 (or more) Elmers to help me through the config

Somebody to host 1 (or more) numbers, for now.

I plan on asterisk later, gotta start with baby steps, though.

Please let me know if you are able to help out a C*NET Newbie, in either regard.

Many thanks, in advance!

Best regards!

Boneman

Where did you get them at that price?
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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #128 on: December 17, 2016, 10:39:28 AM »
Where did you get them at that price?
From a seller on ePay, I'd have to go back and find the seller name, if you wish. Both NIB. 8)

Sorry for such a slow response, it's a very busy time of year.

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #129 on: August 15, 2017, 03:23:22 PM »
I can offer C*Net hosting in the +1 777 3XXX Range. Contact me if interested.
This free offering also includes calls to SIPBroker codes as well. see http://sipbroker.com

Also if interested I can host your Google voice account for a small annual fee, meaning you get C*Net, SIPBroker, Google voice, and optional e911. With this "premium" option, I offer up to three extensions, each with their own C*Net direct number, from a Data Center Server in Phoenix Arizona. You can have one account at home , another at the office and another on your smartphone. All extensions will ring when Google Number rings or just one.

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #130 on: August 16, 2017, 01:10:42 AM »
I can offer C*Net hosting in the +1 777 3XXX Range. Contact me if interested.
This free offering also includes calls to SIPBroker codes as well. see http://sipbroker.com

Also if interested I can host your Google voice account for a small annual fee, meaning you get C*Net, SIPBroker, Google voice, and optional e911. With this "premium" option, I offer up to three extensions, each with their own C*Net direct number, from a Data Center Server in Phoenix Arizona. You can have one account at home , another at the office and another on your smartphone. All extensions will ring when Google Number rings or just one.

Mark
+1 777 319 C*Net
+1 503 489 7870 USA

How is the above different from the offer already posted in Classifieds?

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #131 on: August 18, 2017, 01:32:43 PM »
Is offering a paid C*NET service legal? here in the UK (if I've understood it right) any VOIP service provider must include a standard emergency service. C*NET does not have the emergency service connection of course, but is allowed to exist because it's a free service.

Of course, how much infulence our regulator OffCom might actually be able to lever over VOIP is not very clear, especially if the service originates from outside the country.

I was wondering what the legailities are of C*NET, not that I intend to start charging. I always host fellow collectors (which is what C*NET is for after all) totally free of charge.
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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #132 on: October 11, 2017, 01:02:21 PM »
Andy1702,

Let me clarify..... I do not charge a dime for the C*net accounts I host. If however someone wants it combined with Google Voice I can do that. What I would charge for in the case of combining with Google Voice is mostly 911 (emergency services) access, plus a small fee to offset server costs.

So what I am offering for a small fee is C*net , Google Voice, 911 and SIPBroker dialing all in one neat package. This is different than C*Net alone , and the 911 service does have a cost. It is not free.

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Re: Who wants to be on C*NET?
« Reply #133 on: October 21, 2017, 01:00:24 PM »
Andy1702,

Let me clarify..... I do not charge a dime for the C*net accounts I host. If however someone wants it combined with Google Voice I can do that. What I would charge for in the case of combining with Google Voice is mostly 911 (emergency services) access, plus a small fee to offset server costs.

So what I am offering for a small fee is C*net , Google Voice, 911 and SIPBroker dialing all in one neat package. This is different than C*Net alone , and the 911 service does have a cost. It is not free.

Mark

The problem with that is (in the UK at least) all VOIP service providers who charge for connection MUST also provide emergency (911 / 999) connection. As C*net as a whole does not do this then no part of C*net can be charged for, otherwise we would fall foul of OfCom regulations. For this reason it is my understanding that C*net and other services should be kept seperate as far as a provider is concerned. However if the user wants an ATA with two lines and C*net on one with something like Google Voice provided seperately on the other that is up to them.
Call me on C*net 0246 81 290 from the UK
or (+44) 246 81 290 from the rest of the world.

For telephone videos search Andys Shed on Youtube.