VoIP HOW TO
How to Distribute VoIP
We recommend using the Firefox browser. If your computer (that runs any version of Windows) has slowed inexplicably, it may be because an insecure browser has allowed your computer to become loaded with spyware. To clean the spyware off your system, we recommend that at a minimum you download and run both SpyBot Search & Destroy and SpywareBlaster (the latter program helps prevent new spyware infections if used regularly). One obstacle to replacing traditional phone service with Voice over IP is that for your existing home phone jacks to work, it's necessary to make a change to your inside telephone wiring. Fortunately, this change is very easy to make. In some cases it's as simple as removing a plug from a jack. Still, a basic understanding of how telephone wiring works is useful before attempting to make such a switch.
VoIP: How to Plan for the Bandwidth and Calculate
The economic drivers for voice and data integration using voice over IP (VoIP) are catching the attention of CFOs, CIOs and others involved on the cost side of any business. This white paper examines the cost justification for voice and data network integration and the increase in bandwidth necessary once voice traffic is added to the traditional data traffic being carried across a wide area network (WAN). At first glance, it seems that without the PSTN infrastructure the cost justifications for VoIP are simple. While PSTN usage can be reduced considerably, it cannot be eliminated totally since the PSTN must handle call overflow and any calls not destined to the remote sites.
How-To: Wiring VoIP to your phone jacks
The idea for this one is pretty easy. We'll visit the ugly box that Ma Bell graciously left on the side of every single building, ever. Inside it, we'll cut the leash and take control. Back inside, we'll hook up our handy VoIP adapter so we can use the existing phone jacks that run all over the house. Most phones get power from the phone line, so there is a limit to the number of phones you can connect to a VoIP adapter. Your mileage will vary, but you'll probably be able to use three phones with the average adapter. If you've got lots of voltage sucking phones, then you might want to pick up a ring booster. We'll be semi-violating this warning label. If you connected it to the wall now, the voltage from the phone line would probably do something bad to it. Before hooking anything up a trip to the telephone companies box is in order.
How does VoIP Work?
Using the Internet has become a part of everyday life. We use it to learn, buy things we need and send email. Now words and images are not the only things the Internet can deliver. High-speed Internet connections have what it takes to send and receive the human voice as quickly, clearly and simply as your traditional telephone. This exciting technology is called VoIP.When you make a VoIP phone call, you use a normal touch-tone telephone and dial the normal phone number just as you would any other time. The people on the other end can't tell that whether you are calling from a traditional telephone or a VoIP phone. The main difference is that the phone call travels over the Internet rather than through the local phone company's wires.
Understanding the VoIP
How to work
It is very easy to get into a discussion that is very technical and confusing to most readers. The purpose of this section will be to provide a very high-level overview of Voice over IP (VoIP) aimed at those who do not consider themselves experts in the subject and hopefully with enough clarity that it serves as a good introduction to most readers. Many people have used a computer and a microphone to record a human voice or other sounds. The process involves sampling the sound that is heard by the computer at a very high rate and storing those "samples" in memory or in a file on the computer. Each sample of sound is just a very tiny bit of the person's voice or other sound recorded by the computer. The computer has the wherewithal to take all of those samples and play them, so that the listener can hear what was recorded.
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