MarkW S7 Posted September 10, 2009 Report Share Posted September 10, 2009 Going ahead and making a thread for these devices. If anyone has any questions regarding these let me know and I'd be more than happy to share. Linksys SPA8000 This is an 8 fxs port ATA (Analog Terminal Adapter or Analog Telephone Adapter). You can either connect the lines through the fxs ports or through a RJ-21 (50-pin telco connector). That is great if you want to maintain the carrier demarc style cross connect. Beyond the physical connections, internally the spa8000 offers a whole host of great features and flexible voip settings including offering 4 internal trunks. One huge advantage that I feel that this and the spa2102 have over other ATA (like the Budget Tone or Audio Codes MP's) is that each configurable line is proxy independent. What I mean by this is Line 1 can talk to a completely different proxy or outbound proxy from Line 2. Think of the possibilities in redundancy carriers, a bridge between 2 domains, etc.. The only major thing to note about these devices is that they can only run in a LAN/Host mode, and not as the gateway/router like it's brother the SPA2102 Linksys SPA 2102 This device uses the same OS that the SPA8000 uses and has almost the exact same functionality and features. The main difference is that the 2102 can run as a basic router with dhcp, nat, and limited QoS. Other differences include: 2 fxs ports, device can be set up as a switch and not a router, no trunking features. Both devices support t.38, adjustable DTMF mode/methods, a whole slew of settings that would clutter this board very quickly. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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