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Skype via router

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by subran, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. subran

    subran Guest

    Hi,

    Is it possible to use skype via router. At the moment I only found USB skype phones and I was wondering if it was possible to put a skype phone immedialtly on the router. So that I can leave my computer of when I'm calling.

    Thanks for the info
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Since Skype uses USB and software installed on your PC the choice is minimal. you need a Skype network adaptor. searching google for "Skype ethernet"
     
  3. lwf-

    lwf- Network Guru Member

    Also remember *not* to open up ports for skype or they will use up your bandwidth and cpu power. Yes, skype is bad.
     
  4. SPotsBot

    SPotsBot Network Guru Member

    Skype (downloaded on PC) doesn't use any USB ports, so I presume Toxic means a USB type Skype phone, or something of the sort.
    I run skype on a windows XP box behind a BEFSR41 (older), usning f/w 1.44.2
    I have port 38692 (TCP & UDP) forwarded to my skype 'erquipped' WinXP BOX.
    It works OUTGOING fine.
    I haven't seen it work INCOMING yet.
    That's not true! I was playing with sending "Call me" skype chat messages to 'echo123' and I actually did get one (echo123) incoming call back (which I answered succesfully). I have not been able to reproduce this desirable behaviour and I don't know what I did to make it go! ;)))
    Anybody have a clue?
     

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