On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 23:45 +0000, Thufir wrote: > I'm looking at the <http://www.grandstream.com/y-286.htm>, which is an > Analog Telephone Adapter for VOIP. > > The ATA will initially configure its own IP address with DHCP? > > 'IP Address: > dynamically assigned via DHCP (default) or PPPoE (will attempt PPPoE if > DHCP fails and following is non-blank)' > <http://www.grandstream.com/user_manuals/HandyTone.pdf> That device looks like it sits between your phone and a network connection to the internet. If you have a modem/router you don't even need a computer. It's a stand-alone device, a network device in itself. If you don't have a modem/router, then you'd need to use a computer to share the internet connection between itself and the ATA, much the same way as you share the internet between more than one PC. > Sounds like a piece of cake. Once it's configured, how is the ATA made to > work with <http://www.gizmoproject.com/>? I would just pick up the phone > and dial? There must be some configuration beyond that. That's a software phone. You use your computer for VOIP, with whatever sound devices are plugged into it (mic, speakers, headphones, etc.). -- (Currently testing FC5, but still running FC4, if that's important.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.