Best VOIP Skype Adapter for Ubuntu?

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Phillydude411
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Best VOIP Skype Adapter for Ubuntu?

Postby Phillydude411 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:21 pm

Hi, I have the actiontec VoSky adapter that I used with XP for Skype, but couldn't find any drivers to make it work under Ubuntu.

I guess I will get rid of this one and buy another one that works in Linux.

Can people using one of these adapters for skype, that has an RJ11 plug, please tell me which works best for you?

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Postby Husse » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:07 am

You've been without an answer for some time...
Well with an RJ11 I don't know but if you plan to have the computer running (there are "self sustained" skype telephones) why not use a USB headset?
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Re: Best VOIP Skype Adapter for Ubuntu?

Postby watersprayer » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:20 pm

I have run into the same issues as this other fellow. A Skype adapter makes Skype a use able phone for the entire household. Just pick up a phone - dial and hit pound. This would not work if my wife was tied to a computer. How would she talk all day long and fold my underwear? She does not even know she is using the computer. Anyway for some cheap guy like me, Skype works awesome for around $60 a year vs. $600 for most other phones that include long distance in the US. Linux just does not offer a solution to the use of USB adapters for Skype or any other service. Therefore Mint is off and XP is on my dual booted system. I wish there was some way to convince a programmer how useful and important a USB adapter could be. I am sure he/she could be well paid for such a breakthrough.

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Re: Best VOIP Skype Adapter for Ubuntu?

Postby Husse » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:11 am

I found a USB RJ11 adapter for Linux here
http://www.echostore.com/skypephones.html
This is for the US but I think you can find similar gadgets elsewhere
This one in the UK (for Fedora....)
http://www.voip24.co.uk/phones/product_ ... ducts_id=4
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Re: Best VOIP Skype Adapter for Ubuntu?

Postby julyinin » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:34 pm

Maybe they there was some way to convince a programmer how useful and important a USB adapter could be right...


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