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Talking on a local network?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Timh, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Timh

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    Hi

    I currently have 2 pc's setup on my local network and I want to be able to communicate by speech over the network, is it possible to setup WinXP proffesional (sp2) to do this, or will I have to purchase some software from the net?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. stlic

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    Although you'll have to set up separate accounts and all PCs need to have access to the internet simply for authentication.. Free Skype software will work fine by routing the call directly and not using the internet bandwidth other then at authentication.
     
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    you can use netmeeting to call over a network... thats still in win xp i think or its an easy download. Or you can use windows messenger or msn messenger if you have net access like with skype but they arent as good really.

    I dont know about any other programs but a search on google.com or download.com will probably find you something.

    Chris
     
  4. Chris Muriel

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    Actually Windows Messenger will do this - less complex a product than NetMeeting.
    It's part of WinXP pro but is also a free download from Microsoft for older OSes.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Messenger
    Ventrillo
    Teamspeak

    These will all do it for free.
     
  6. Timh

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    Hi all

    Thansk for the help :) I have downloaded a free trial called ESDI looks basic but works for 100 Hours.
    I will take alook at windows messanger as it is already installed, why I never thought of that one I will never know :confused:
     
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    For "out loud" chat as oppossed to texting I've found Skype to be far better than messenger, far less problems with hearing yourself coming out of the speakers at the other end.
     
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    I am having that problem with edsi, there seems to be a couple of seconds delay as well which is annoying.
     
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    I find Skype quite usable and its free.
     
  10. Timh

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    I looked at skype but its not really for local networks.
     
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    I doubt it matters....
     
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    Ventrilo and Teamspeak are for local networks.

    Even when Ventrilo isnt on a local network I get around 20ms ping.
     

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