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Basic setup for SOHO using Cisco IP phones

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Wanted to ask you a quick question regarding hardware and or software necessary for a small office 2-3 people. We want to use the Cisco phones specifically I was wanted to know what kind of hardware or software you would need to get it up and running. I have seen everything from VOIP routers to POE switches, and I need the skinny on it. We currently have a Pix515 in place to our Business cable modem, with a Cisco 10/100 switch in place. We are running a webserver, ftp, and mail, all of which get a little traffic. Normally only 2 people maximum are on the phone, and i don't think we need a way to connect to POTS, however we would need stability and good call quality. Your advice would be greatly appreciate!
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KiyamKadir earned 800 total points
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dear
since you are just using two or three phones maximum i do recommend you one of the following options for which i assume the budget to be acceptable:

option 1:
1x Cisco MC3810 with 2 FXS interfaces about 400$
1x Cisco ATA 186 / 188 supporting on side 2x FXS analog lines and a skinny interface over ethernet
1x Cisco Call Manager Express IOS
2x Normal handsets

Option 2:
cisco 2610XM / 2620  with CME IOS on it 700$ (check ebay)
2x Cisco  7912G phones
2x Power cubes for the phones

the best option is the MC3810 due to the low price and its  flexibility.
APM Modules are mainly included, E1 or T1 port is included, 2x Serial DB 60 are included, can support up to 6x FXS / FXO based on requirement.
Mainly include HCM modules for good voice coding and decoding.

please let me know if that helped

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With an office of that size you may want to use a hosted PBX solution, you will need 2 trunks anyway... and the cost for a 3rd with hosted vmail will probally be close... try googling hosted pbx or IP centrex...

Recommend turning on inbound and outbound QOS on signalling and media ports
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Kiyam
Thanks for the follow up post, quick question for you, we have a 2610 router right now that is not being used for anything. I does however only have a v.35 interface currently, can we use this as our router with some hardware mods and a image update for VOIP? Please let me know.
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