Setup Network for Voip
Posted on 2014-01-05
Hello. Recently implemented a voip PBX and am having poor performance. Have not implemented any QoS or VLans.
Have Comcast for out ISP with mid tier which is about 50/20.
Have plenty of switches at my disposal. several Procurve 2924s and one 5406zl. All support POE.
I am not an IT professional. Just manage the best I can. Have the ability to set Vlan tags and do most configuration changes if I know what to do. The last time I tried Vlans, I found it cumbersome and problematice with DHCP, DNS and the few locations where the phone shares the same connection for both the phones and the PC.
Given that we are a small shop with plenty of hardware. Can anyone provide me some recommendations that do not require an in-depth study of SIP and networking. Just want to phones to work.
My only other option is to segment the entire network physically and put the phones on a different subnet. Do not like the idea of maintaining two DCHP servers. DNS is not a big problem. To manage the PBX have planned to configure two NIC. one to manage it from the regualr network and the other with no gateway for the Voip network.
Any recommendations will be a big help.