I was hoping to find some help configuring my now Linksys SPA 3102 VOIP ATA/router.
My goal is to be able to have an incoming call from a specific number be forwarded to voicemail (VM) while all other numbers ring through normally. Thanks to the users of this newsgroup I went with buying the above mentioned VOIP product.
For my voicemail service in the long term I plan on getting an older computer used and installing Asterisk Now or some-such. I can get help with that down the road. In the short term I may simply sign up with an SIP provider and get an account that has voicemail included.
What I would like to be educated on is how to send the appropriate phone number to the voicemail system.
For the example let us say the number I want forward to VM is 420-0000. Where I live we use 7 digit dialing. The area is code is 902.
As part of the web page interface for the SPA3102 there is a page found at http://192.168.0.84/voice/advanced. It can be reached by following the "Voice" hyperlink then following the "User 1" hyperlink. There is a section labelled "Selective Call Forward Settings". Under this section there is a line with the setting pairs of "Cfwd Sel1 Caller:" and "Cfwd Sel1 Dest:".
Is so simple as to just put in the number I want forwarded in "Cfwd Sel1 Caller:"? Is that simple? If not, could someone please advise what I should be doing.
Under "Cfwd Sel1 Dest:" should I just put a SIP phone number I am given by my SIP VOIP provider? (If I were to build my own server would I change this to an IP address?)
It would be great if I signed up with someone who gave me a VoIP phone number of say 999-999-9999 and all I had to do was enter:
Selective Call Forward Settings Cfwd Sel1 Caller: 9024200000 Cfwd Sel1 Dest: 9999999999
Seems too easy, and I just do not know what I am doing. Every bit of info I found was how to configure the SPA 3102 to place outgoing calls. Help is appreciated.