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Aussie Broadband SIP With FreePBX

   

Configuring FreePBX to use a VoIP provider is usually simple and quick, but sometimes there's always one of the bunch that wants to be different in how they expect you to configure your Trunk, and Aussie Broadband (affectionately known as ABB) is one of them.

With ABB doing things differently, you'll find the usual way of setting up a SIP trunk in FreePBX wont work, and you'll probably go half insane trying to work out why, and if you google around, you'll find a few blogs and forums posts suggesting do this, do that, but it still doesn't work, because most of those posts are outdated or just never worked, wow image that, the internet offering advice that doesn't work hehe, so I'm going to provide you with the workable way as of Feb 2021.

Why would you bother setting this up you ask? Well, apart from the obvious reasons and advantage in running your own onsite phone system (see earlier post about OnPrem SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX) this case even applies to home tech enthusiasts, ABB do not allow access to their VoIP service from outside of their own network, so if you're out and about using say a mobile device, you wont be able to connect to your ABB service, however with FreePBX handling your ABB SIP service, you can access your own PBX from anywhere firing up a VoIP softphone like zoiper, GSwave, or MicroSIP on Windows, bypassing ABB's restrictions.

OK, Lets get on with it...

You should have your inbound and outbound routes, and call destination planned and configured, you need your ABB VoIP login information from your my aussie, you need your SIP username, likely starting with 09.... your SIP password, and your FNN (your phone number including area code). Make sure your inbound route DID includes your area code if you do not specific ANY.

Firstly, login to FreePBX admin panel, click on Connectivity, then Trunks



Now you need to click on Add Trunk and select chan_sip trunk (ABB, through its upstream do not appear to support the more modern pjsip, but you should always use pjsip for your PBX and your extensions



Next we enter in a handy name to remember the trunk, in our example its ABB,
You also need to place your username in the outbound callerid field, then click on SIP Settings



You'll be presented with the outgoing settings, where you enter your trunks name, in this case ABB, and in the peer details box enter in the following information, replacing only your username and secret

username=09aaaaaaaaaaa
type=peer
secret=XXXXXXXXXX
qualify=yes
insecure=port,invite
host=AussieBB.nms1.voice.wide.net.au
fromdomain=AussieBB
dtmfmode=auto



Next click on Incoming
In the Context section, enter your username
09aaaaaaaaaaa

In User Details enter the following
secret=xxxxxxxx
type=user
context=from-trunk

In the Register String, enter
username:secret@AussieBB.nms1.voice.wide.net.au/FNN
(again, replacing FNN with your full phone number)



Finally, click Submit and the big red Apply Config... congrats, you're done!
You can check this by clicking on Reports and Asterisk Info, then on the right hand side, click on Registries, scroll down to Chan_Sip Registry and you should see something like

AussieBB.nms1.voice.wide.net.au:5060 Y username 3585 Registered Tue, 02 Feb 2021 20:40:37

Armed with this information you'll have a working FreePBX ABB SIP Trunk.


If you're not yet with ABB but intend to join, they run a referral system where you get 50 dollars off your first bill, if you're ready to jump on board, you can use our referrer code: 4451415 disclaimer: using this code saves you 50 bucks, but also sends some credit our way too, which will help us out greatly.


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