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Re: inherit 2 VoIP phones need router
Depends on the phone... is it running SCCP (Skinny) or SIP? Can you find the appropriate, mostly current, firmware for it? (i.e. use google)
Unless you get a current generation router, you're going to be limited to a very old CME. There will be A LOT you will not be able to do with it. That said, 4.1 is what I run, because I'm cheap. You'll want to find something "voice integrated", meaning it has PVDM slots, or you'll need several additional network modules to support voice functions. All of it's pretty cheap on the EOL aftermarket. (ebay)
As for "what's FXS and FXO"... S = Station, i.e. a telephone. O = Office, ala Central Office... or incoming line. Looked at another way, FXS generates rings, FXO detects rings. Then there's Cisco's odd FXS/DID card that does parts of both -- it can be setup as an *incoming* DID line.