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Topic # 25420 20-Aug-2008 22:08

So I have an xNet Fusion plan and a router (WAG54GP2) with my current phones plugged into it.
Is there any software that I can install on my computer (like skype, or if you know of how to get Skype to use my xNet VFX connection instead of the Skype servers...?) that will let me make calls using my existing VoIP (provided by Xnet) line ?
I've looked through all the pages and I see metion of programs like X-lite, Phonerlite, SJphone. However when I install them they ask for servers and ports, of which I guessed and put 192.168.1.1:5060, but they never worked (because I dont know what im doing).

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  Reply # 158497 20-Aug-2008 22:34
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There's no softphones support available at this stage - read the response (point 6) from Cecil, the CEO of WorldxChange for an explanation.



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  Reply # 158505 20-Aug-2008 23:18

damn, I was really hoping there was a way to make & receive phone calls from my PC.

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  Reply # 158508 21-Aug-2008 00:03
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If you really want to use a softphone, try 2Talk.

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Reply # 158519 21-Aug-2008 03:34
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Kyro: damn, I was really hoping there was a way to make & receive phone calls from my PC.


The VFX services is a landline replacement and as such as always on (providing the ATA box is on). as you know it uses your standard handset when coupled with an ATA box, which is unobrtusive and easy to keep powered on all the time.

Your PC on the other hand consumes a lot of power and keeping it on all the time just to be your landline would be a waste - and turning it off means no calls coming through.

I use 2talk when travelling so I can place phone calls from whatever I am at cheaper rates than hotels, mobile, etc. But at home I would never use my PC as my main phone line - of course if you live in a flat situation this is different, you may want a phone number for yourself, etc - but even so using an ATA box with your own number still works cheaper in terms of power, being maintenance-free, being available while you're gaming, etc.

And by the way, Skype uses its own proprietary protocol, not compatible with any other SIP service - not only VFX. And skype call quality is very different from a true SIP implementation.






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  Reply # 158677 21-Aug-2008 14:05

Yeah im not worried about saving the planet by turning off my computer Surprised

That 2Talk service isnt really what im looking for because i already have VoIP, why would i pay for another service..
Maybe there is some hardware that i can plug into my computer to make it so i can plug it into the phone ports on my WAG54GP2 and have it "think" my computer is a phone??

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  Reply # 158678 21-Aug-2008 14:11
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Kyro: Maybe there is some hardware that i can plug into my computer to make it so i can plug it into the phone ports on my WAG54GP2 and have it "think" my computer is a phone??


It would be very messy - you prepay 2Talk and it's not that expensive.

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  Reply # 158821 21-Aug-2008 22:19
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Have a read through Tony hughes trixbox/asterisk guide, you can certainly use soft phones against that.. and would not require to use the ports on the wag, well you could even set the ports on the wag up to go off the asterisk box.. entirely up to you, but it is not an officially supported platform and will require some technical expertise on your part.

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  Reply # 165414 18-Sep-2008 16:49
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Plug a cable from your WAG4GP2 phone port into ur PC's modem (if u have one) and get a software phone for use with 56k modems and ur all set.
Use to do it for Fax and as an awnser phone, I have seen software for making calls but never tryed any as you need a decent microphone :)

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