Home voip network can be done?

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Home voip network can be done?

Postby skos on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:28 am

You all know Skype, voip video audio communication easy over the net.
I would like to have a home network where i can make these things that skype does without the need of connecting to internet.
Is this possible?
What hardware i need?
What software i need?

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Re: Home voip network can be done?

Postby Pierre on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:32 am

two ways to do that - in H/W or in S/W
H/W - plug a voip box into your router & plug a 'ph into that
- I usually suggest to use a cordless 'ph

- the advantage of this, is that you don't need to power_up your PC, to make any calls.

S/W - usually skype, - although there are others.
- can be a video or audio call
- requires the S/W to be installed onto your PC, - so your PC needs to be up & running, to make any calls.

both ways, have "cheap calls" that can be made, to any type of 'ph

But:- both ways DO require a INTERNET connection - as that is what VOIP - is.

any other way, would require, say a smartphone, - with skype or similar installed.
But - again - it's a data connection - that is required - for the VOIP to succeed.

so, basically - you will need a Internet connection .. ..
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