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# 40699 2-Sep-2009 11:35
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I have posted about the quality of calls I have via 2talk before (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=43&TopicId=37654)

I access 2talk via my desktop. Connection is Telstraclear cable (lightspeed) via wifi (N). I thought maybe it was the wifi but issue still happens when connected via ethernet cable.

It seems the issue is with landline calls, I can call mobiles fine (i.e. good quality calls) but landline calls continue to drop ( I can't hear what the other person is saying).

Any ideas on what may be causing this?




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  # 252526 2-Sep-2009 12:18
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What codec are you using? I use alaw and have excellent quailty to mobiles and landlines.




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  # 252533 2-Sep-2009 12:39
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Not sure what codec I'm using, settings are as below.




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  # 252536 2-Sep-2009 12:41
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What hardware are you using for calling?



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  # 252539 2-Sep-2009 12:50
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Motorola Surfboard from TCL connected to Apple Airport Extreme. I connect using headset on laptop (Latitude E5500). I have tried connecting direclty to the surfboard via Ethernet and the problem still occurs.




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  # 252546 2-Sep-2009 13:00
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What softphone are you using? This is most likely your problem




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  # 252549 2-Sep-2009 13:05
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adamj: What softphone are you using? This is most likely your problem

2talkphone v2.1




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  # 252558 2-Sep-2009 13:25
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What sort of headset do you have?

Softphones are very hard to get good audio from unless you've got a very good headset and have calibrated this properly. I'd only ever recommend a good quality Bluetooth headset if you want good audio quality from a softphone.




 
 
 
 


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  # 252599 2-Sep-2009 15:04
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sbiddle: What sort of headset do you have?

Softphones are very hard to get good audio from unless you've got a very good headset and have calibrated this properly. I'd only ever recommend a good quality Bluetooth headset if you want good audio quality from a softphone.




Or a good quality USB headset.




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sbiddle: What sort of headset do you have?

Softphones are very hard to get good audio from unless you've got a very good headset and have calibrated this properly. I'd only ever recommend a good quality Bluetooth headset if you want good audio quality from a softphone.




Or a good quality USB headset.


I use a Logitech Premium Notebook Headset, it has a USB adapter but I prefer to use the plugs. Although the fact that calls to mobiles are fine and it is only calls to landlines that are affected would make me think that it is not a headset problem - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.




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RockResearch:
I use a Logitech Premium Notebook Headset, it has a USB adapter but I prefer to use the plugs. Although the fact that calls to mobiles are fine and it is only calls to landlines that are affected would make me think that it is not a headset problem - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Try with USB.

Also go back into the 2talk config page; untick all but G711a / G711u

Possibly it is also using different Codec for mobile calls, so this too could explain the difference.




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coffeebaron:
RockResearch:
I use a Logitech Premium Notebook Headset, it has a USB adapter but I prefer to use the plugs. Although the fact that calls to mobiles are fine and it is only calls to landlines that are affected would make me think that it is not a headset problem - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Try with USB.

Also go back into the 2talk config page; untick all but G711a / G711u

Possibly it is also using different Codec for mobile calls, so this too could explain the difference.

Thanks will try.




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coffeebaron:
RockResearch:
I use a Logitech Premium Notebook Headset, it has a USB adapter but I prefer to use the plugs. Although the fact that calls to mobiles are fine and it is only calls to landlines that are affected would make me think that it is not a headset problem - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Try with USB.

Also go back into the 2talk config page; untick all but G711a / G711u

Possibly it is also using different Codec for mobile calls, so this too could explain the difference.

Thanks, that did the trick - good quality calls to landlines - at last!!




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Hi all,

If i un tick these will it help improve my VOIP calls with 2talk ? Some days the quality is Ok other times its near unusable

2talk config page; untick all but G711a / G711u

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  # 260890 3-Oct-2009 23:10
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Those codecs need more bandwidth but work well. g729, gsm and the others use less bandwidth but worse audio.

If your connection can do it, the alaw and ulaw will be the best.




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