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Skype via my switch?


pjbw

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I have my Windows 7 PC connected to my switch/broadband modem via an Ethernet cable. I have one Ethernet socket still spare on the switch. What I am considering is connecting a Skype phone (Philips VOIP855 say) via the spare socket and installing Skype on the PC. Then I would have Skype connected for audio calls when the PC is off and I could send files etc when the PC is on. Would this work, or is it not that simple?

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Nontek

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In the absence of any other answers, I would say, one way to find out is to try it!!

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pjbw

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That's possibly what I will finish up doing. Only snag is that the Philips VOIP855 series seems to be the front runner and costs about £120 ! I would hate to have it connected and then find that I cannot access Skype on my PC.

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Nontek

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My guess is that it would work fine - Install Skype first if not already on your PC.

(I use Skype too, on Win7)

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Nontek

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[Home & Skype phones]

Have a look at this .....

http://shop.skype.com/phones/

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Woolwell

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retep888™

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I assume the switch you meant is the spare LAN port at the back of your router, as long as the router is on & connected to internet then you can sign in Skype on the Philips VOIP855 after setup & you don't need the PC for configuration.

Quick setup guide click here

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ßeta

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Funny enough. I have a Skype enabled TV. I can chat on the TV to my family but I cannot send files. I have to do that on a Personal Computer.

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ßeta

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Are these questions real.????

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Rob Gibson

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I have Skype running on my desktop which is connected to my router via ethernet. I also have a Skype Dualphone connected to the same router via ethernet. Both are on and logged in on the same account at the same time. I can call out on either, and when a call comes in both ring and I can answer either. With one in use I can still use the other for calls. The phone will not handle file transfers though.

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pjbw

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Thank you Rob, That answers my question.

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