Overcoming an ASA 10 User Limit
Posted on 2014-04-25
I have a client that has a phone system that links up with another client at another location.
Before making changes, the PCs and Tablets at my clients site were using a cable internet connection, and the VoIP phones were running through some sort of Point to Point connection. The phone connection would drop and to get it back online, someone had to climb a tower and reset a relay (not fun). To stop having to do this, my client contacted the other company and they said they could put in an ASA and use the cable connection that is there to go through the internet, rather than the buggy relay system (not sure exactly how it was setup or if I'm describing it correctly).
The problem is the ASA the other company put in (and billed my client an arm and a leg for) has a 10 user limit. Since the site has 4 phones, 2 PCs, and 3 tablets that are all constantly connected, there aren't many available connections for phones, laptops, or other devices on the network. As devices connect, other devices go offline causing problems.
Without upgrading the ASA to accommodate more users or getting a separate Internet connection, do I have any options? The ASA is only there to link to the other company for phones.
Could I do this: Get another static IP from the ISP and separate the connection, 1 static going to the ASA that would have the phones connected and another to a different router for the local PCs and other devices?