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Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??



 
 
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Old April 2nd 06, 01:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??

Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router or whaever so the
pc does'nt need to be left on ?


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Old April 2nd 06, 02:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
R. Mark Clayton
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"I know everything" wrote in message
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Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router or whaever so
the pc does'nt need to be left on ?


You might manage a PDA that can x86 programs with a Wifi connection to your
router.


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Old April 2nd 06, 03:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??

In article , I know everything says...
Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router or whaever so the
pc does'nt need to be left on ?



there are quite a few routers which enable this at the router level
rather than needing a PC, and other gizmos available that take the PC
out of the loop. Google is worth a look as it turns up quite a few
interesting articles.

FR
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Old April 2nd 06, 06:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??



"I know everything" wrote in message

Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router
or whaever so the pc does'nt need to be left on ?


No. You need a "proper" system using SIP or a similar protocol.

I use this: www.avm.de/en on Sipgate, FWD and Gradwell.

Ivor


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Old April 2nd 06, 06:41 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Daniel Richards
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??

Ivor Jones wrote:
"I know everything" wrote in message


Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router
or whaever so the pc does'nt need to be left on ?



No. You need a "proper" system using SIP or a similar protocol.

I use this: www.avm.de/en on Sipgate, FWD and Gradwell.

Ivor



I came accross a BT router the other day that was for 'broadband voice'.
It had an adaptor that allowed you to plug a bog standard phone into the
back of it. Wonder if it's possible to doctor that?
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Old April 2nd 06, 07:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??



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Ivor Jones wrote:
"I know everything" wrote in message


Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the
router or whaever so the pc does'nt need to be left
on ?



No. You need a "proper" system using SIP or a similar
protocol. I use this: www.avm.de/en on Sipgate, FWD and Gradwell.

Ivor



I came accross a BT router the other day that was for
'broadband voice'. It had an adaptor that allowed you to
plug a bog standard phone into the back of it. Wonder if
it's possible to doctor that?


No. If you insist on using Skype you will have to have some sort of
computer on. Skype uses a proprietary protocol that won't work with
anything else.

SIP on the other hand is open source so there is an awful lot of available
kit.

Ivor


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Old April 2nd 06, 08:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Daniel Richards
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??

Ivor Jones wrote:

No. If you insist on using Skype you will have to have some sort of
computer on. Skype uses a proprietary protocol that won't work with
anything else.

SIP on the other hand is open source so there is an awful lot of available
kit.

Ivor


Now I've bothered to do some reading on it, it's clear you are more than
correct. That makes skype a bit of lame duck then I guess.
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Old April 3rd 06, 12:00 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mark Undrill
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??

I know everything wrote:
Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router or
whaever so the pc does'nt need to be left on ?


You could check out http://tools.netgear.com/skype/. I don't know
if it's available yet.

Mark


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Old April 4th 06, 11:21 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Doz
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Default Skype phones which don't need the pc left on ??

On Sun, 2 Apr 2006 13:11:09 +0100, I know everything wrote:

Are there any skype phones yet which plug into the router or whaever so the
pc does'nt need to be left on ?


Not yet... they are working on it.. there is a prottype wifi handset
available. But nothing in the mainstream so far.

Maybe they will doctor a Linksys router with a custom linux distro and
skype ?
 




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