Internet Access through PBX/PABX
Posted on 2003-03-24
The ISP I work for has been contracted to provide Internet services to a motel. The motel consists of individual chalets spread over a large area. At the moment, each chalet has two telephone extensions. The idea is to provide to Internet Access to each of these chalets via their current infrastructure. (They don't like the idea of digging the place up to lay new trunking !). Another issue is of course billing. One other thing : They do seem to have some free 'pairs' of wires in their current layout.
Their PABX model is a Nortel NETAS MX-1. I haven't been able to find out much about this on the web, but as far as I know there may not be an ISDN port.
I'd like to provide the service with minimum impact to the motel owners as well as to the guest. (Lets assume that the guest will probably bring in their own laptop with an internal modem.) Would appreciate any input on this - Unfortunately, I don't have much hardware knowledge in this area.