VOIP Setup (Again)
Reconfigured my other firewall that has VOIP built in to sit on one of my Internet facing IPs.
I have configured 4 VOIP lines each with a local rate number (not like the 1980s where it would cost you 10p a minute).
The lines are using the G711A codec which is uncompressed, this uses more bandwidth but should be able to cope with the limited frequencies used by the V23 modem.
So to dial into the system you can contact it on...
Just set your modem to V23 (1200 / 75, 7E1) and use a suitable ViewData / VideoTex terminal.
I will be setting up the other lines next week.
Prism VTX 5000
I managed to get hold of one of these units on ebay the other day, this was the piece of kit that I remember using at a friends house when I first used Prestel.
Below you can see the manual toggle switch for putting the unit online. There are also Rx and Tx modes that let you connect to other modems instead of Micronet.
Tried dialing the server, its very fussy about the line. Managed to get it to connect once but I think it needs to be connected directly to the wall rather than through a long extension lead.