Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set up my SIPStation service with FreePBX the easy way?
For FreePBX versions 2.5 or newer, we have a simple module included in FreePBX called "SIPStation," which makes setting up your trunks a breeze. You can view this wiki on how to use the SIPStation module.
Where can I get manual configuration instructions for other PBXs and Devices
- Setting up Standard SIPStation Automatically in FreePBX
- Setting up Standard SIPStation Manually in FreePBX
- Setting up Standard SIPStation with SwitchVox
- Setting up Standard SIPStation with Vega Gateways
- Setting up Standard SIPStation with Toshiba
- Setting up Premium SIPStation Automatically in FreePBX
- Setting up Premium SIPStation Manually in FreePBX
- Setting up Premium SIPStation Trunking with SwitchVox
- Setting up Premium SIPStation with Vega Gateways
- Setting up Premium SIPStation with SBC
What network ports do I need to forward to my PBX in order to use my SIPStation service?
We recommend forwarding ports UDP/5060 and UDP/10000-20000 for standard FreePBX/Asterisk-based installs. If using newer versions of FreePBX, port 5160 is the default port for ChanSIP so that may be the port you need to forward. Check Asterisk SIP Settings for the bind port of ChanSIP. It may be possible to get your service working without port forwarding, but optimal service will be obtained with the above mentioned ports. You can lock down port UDP/5060 or UDP/5160 depending on bind port of ChanSIP to the trunk1.freepbx.com and trunk2.freepbx.com FQDNs for additional security, but please note, we do from time to time change the IP addresses associated with these FQDNs. Therefore it is best to use the FQDN and not an IP Address. You cannot lock down UDP/10000-20000 to any specific IP address, since the media of a phone call can come from hundreds of different IP addresses.
I would like to secure my system. What IP addresses can I lock down open ports to?
You can lock down port 5060/UDP to trunk1.freepbx.com and trunk2.freepbx.com. You cannot lock down the media ports because the media servers vary and change. Most security issues that are reported are usually related to manufacturer vulnerabilities in their SIP stack, port 5060. By locking down this signaling port, you should be able to address almost all potential issues.
What Codecs do you support?
Review our wiki on Standard versus Premium trunking here for Codec options. Difference Between Standard and Premium Trunking