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Remotely Connecting to your FritzBox using Jitsi

September 9th, 2015 by ‐ No Comments

telephone pictogramThere are many complaints about VoIP service being offered to you as the primary voice service by your telco. It usually means that the Ethernet hub on the DSL router becomes the handover point (i.e. you don’t fully control your router), the service availability is often only 98.9% (i.e. 4 days of no service per year) or even worse. For ye olde analogue phone, the usual service availability was 99.99% (53 minutes of no service per year). But, there is one clear advantage: you can install a SIP softphone and register your laptop or smartphone as a phone and place and receive calls via your home phone wherever you have WiFi or mobile data service. I have a FritzBox 7360 from my ISP glowing along, and hence the instructions how to set this up are for this model. If you have another FritzBox model with telephony function, the setup will be quite similar. For any other DSL router makes, you’ll have to check out the instructions for your device to find the corresponding settings. Without further ado, here are the instructions.  (more…)

Help! I sound like a robot!

August 7th, 2014 by ‐ No Comments

image of a robotAs our IPS connection was force-upgraded to fibre optics, we are now enjoying the beauties of VoIP phone service. This includes missing calls, temporal inability to make calls, and all the other enjoyments of Internet telephony. Glad I kept the scabby old DECT phone and connected it to the router. That’s the only one that works reliably. I then installed a SIP client software and made my first call. But I sounded like a robot from outer space; nobody understood me. But don’t despair, I figured out the solution. (more…)