• H.323 Endpoint Setup
• How To Register To The K-20 Gatekeeper
• H.323 Questions and Answers
• Assisting Off-net Video Conferencing Sites
• Desktop & Mobile Video Conferencing
• Video Conferencing FAQs & Links
• Video Conferencing Grant Information
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HOW TO REGISTER TO THE K-20 GATEKEEPER
You must register with either the official K-20 Gatekeeper itself, or with a gatekeeper that is
peered to the K-20 Gatekeeper. If you are not sure whether a gatekeeper is peered to the K-20
Network, please contact that gatekeeper's administrator to confirm.
The Washington K-20 H.323 network participates in the ViDeNet gatekeeper peering hierarchy. This enables you to connect with sites around the world without knowing their IP address or having to register with the same gatekeeper. To configure your endpoint, you must set the H.323 name, H.323 extension and the gatekeeper in your own system. Different manufacturers describe these settings in different ways, so you may need to contact your vendor for assistance.
Here are the settings for H.323 on the K-20 Education Network:
H.323 Name (h323_ID, H.323 user name, etc.): Set this to the name of your site. The K-20 network requires that you name your site using the following format: Institution Name - Building Name - Room name, e.g. WaysideSD-BldgC-Rm25. (Do not abbreviate the Institution Name except for SD, ESD, or CC.) For movable systems, replace the Room Name with a system number, e.g. WaysideSD-Library-2.
H.323 Extension (dialedDigits, E.164, Gatekeeper alias, User number, etc.):
Note: Only NON-K20 Education Network sites should be using their phone number as their H.323 extension. All K-20 Education Network sites must use an official assigned K-20 H.323 Extension.
Gatekeeper Address: set this to gk.wa-k20.net (preferred) or 188.8.131.52 (if you are unable to use DNS). However, if you use the IP address, your system will be more vulnerable to service impacts during regular gatekeeper maintenance windows.