[asterisk-dev] Using 5th gen TE420 with Asterisk 1.2?

Tony Mountifield tony at softins.co.uk
Thu Jun 17 08:47:09 CDT 2010

(deliberate top-post: original message from asterisk-users included
below just for reference - there were no replies)

In order to use a 5th gen TE420 with Asterisk 1.2, I have just finished
porting to Zaptel 1.4 the 5g changes to wct4xxp from Dahdi
Initial testing looks promising.

I have a couple of questions:

1. Are there any critical changes for the 5g cards that have only been
applied to Dahdi 2.3, and not to 2.2? Or am I safe basing my changes
on Dahdi 2.2? I chose 2.2 over 2.3 because there was a lot of extra
maintenance-mode code in 2.3 that I didn't need.

2. Is there any interest in my changes, or shall I just use them myself?


In article <huuci2$hv1$1 at softins.clara.co.uk>,
Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk> wrote:
> <rant level="mild">
> I tried emailing support and got a rejection notice saying to go via
> the website, which then wants registered product details before it
> will let me enter a support request. Unfortunately, the card was
> bought by my customer, not by me :-( So I'll just have to ask here...
> </rant>
> I am currently trying to replicate an existing system build using new
> hardware, which includes a TE420 5th Generation. This is the first
> time I have used a 5gen card.
> The problem I have is that the system I am replicating uses Asterisk
> 1.2 and Zaptel (1.2 or 1.4). However, it appears that the 5g cards are
> only supported under DAHDI, which in turn is not known about by
> Asterisk 1.2
> I have looked for the PCI ID d161:1420 and can only find it in
> wct4xxp/base.c under dahdi, not under zaptel/1.4.
> What are my options for using the TE420 5g with Asterisk 1.2? It is
> not currently practical for me to move to a more recent version of
> Asterisk, because it contains significant customisations that I have
> not yet ported to later versions.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> Cheers
> Tony
Tony Mountifield
Work: tony at softins.co.uk - http://www.softins.co.uk
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