VoIP Connection Method

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Geoff Lane, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Hi Folks, hopefully I've got this followup-to business sorted now.

    My only experience of VoIP is using earplugs and a mike via Skype so
    connection was made by way of Skype's server.

    I see many modern routers have a phone connection and I read somewhere
    that VoIP connections can be made by dialing the remote IP address but
    I'm not sure if this was manufacturer specific or an option will all
    makes; or is via the server the only reliable method.

    I appreciate that dynamic addresses can pose a problem though.

    Geoff Lane
    FU to uk.comp.home-networking
    Geoff Lane, Jul 15, 2007
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  2. Geoff Lane

    Andy Burns Guest

    Most likely to use SIP (an open standard unlike proprietary SKYPE)
    Where I'll be unlikely to see it.
    Andy Burns, Jul 15, 2007
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  3. Geoff Lane

    Lurch Guest

    VoIP and Skype is a loose term.
    Not a remote IP address, a remote SIP address more likely. Each VoIP
    connection has a connection ID that is basically a unique ID, like a
    phone number.
    Why's that then? I've never seen a problem with dynamic IP's.
    Why? Surely a simple x-post to a couple of groups would have been
    better, and maybe uk.telecom.voip would have been a good one to
    Lurch, Jul 15, 2007
  4. Geoff Lane

    Martin² Guest

    That's correct, you can just dial the IP no., e.g. when using real phone
    connected to VoIP router (or via ATA to std router) you just dial
    #123*345*78*90# for IP 123.345.78.90 and if there is a SIP device it should
    For more info ask on:
    uk.telecom.voip usenet group
    Martin², Jul 16, 2007
  5. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Well, when I helped someone out once using VNC, because of their dynamic
    address, they had to phone me with it after logging on.

    DynDNS gets over this of course.
    After a couple of 'protocol' errors using followup-to I thought I'd got
    the hand of posting to more than one group; I have to confess that I do
    not know what a x-post is :-(

    Geoff Lane
    Geoff Lane, Jul 16, 2007
  6. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    Thanks Martin,

    I'll have a look at that group.

    Geoff Lane
    Geoff Lane, Jul 16, 2007
  7. Geoff Lane

    Lurch Guest

    That's VNC, this is VoIP.
    Why not leave the followup as the same as the groups you are posting
    Lurch, Jul 16, 2007
  8. Geoff Lane

    Lenny_Nero Guest

    Lurch said

    Just post in one group or if *you* really feel the need two and have the
    thread follow in both.

    I have seen many of your posts in groups but because of the FU being set
    to another group not bothered to reply (as I expect have many others),
    there is not any real need to cross post (Xpost), or have the follow up
    set to another group ...do you see any others doing it ? Its use is more
    for an announcement to cover a range of groups, or for bin posting.

    IMO your doing yourself more harm than good.

    Lenny_Nero, Jul 17, 2007
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