Sometime after my review of Linksys’s CIT 200 cordless Skype phone, my phone claimed it was ‘unregistered’ and wouldn’t talk to the computer. Unfortunately, the manual does not tell you how to fix this situation. However, the Internet is a wealth of information and I came up with the following steps to fix the problem:Read More »CIT 200 – unregistered error & solution
Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Skype offering free calls to the US and Canada for the rest of this year. While I think that open systems, based on SIP, like Project Gizmo are going to be the winners in the long run, you can’t beat free. With the free offer, I signed up for Skype, and tested it a bit with a wired headset. I was pretty impressed with the quality, but couldn’t see a lot of use for it day to day.
This weekend, however I was at Radio Shack to pick up some cable & a cordless phone to add an extension to my office. As they were having a store closing sale, I thought I’d checkto see if they had Hummer games cheap (they have a C64 on a chip in them, which I want to mod into a working C64 laptop/handheld). Right next to them, they had the Linksys cordless Skype phone. Coincidentilly, the sale price on the Linksys was the same as the spool of cable and the cordless I had in my hands. So I picked up the Linksys, took it home, and gave it whirl. Read More »Free & Cordless Skype
Tom’s Networking has a nice review of Asterisk@Home – it’s a nice read aimed at the tech literate who might be somewhat new to VoIP. If you’re looking for a live linux asterisk distro, Asterisk@Home is my personal preference.
Should be interesting, although I favored Sipura’s wares over Linksys – I wonder if they will lock them to a VoIP vendor like the existing Linksys ATAs or keep them open? From the press release: Cisco Systems today announced a… Read More »VoIP: Cisco buys Sipura for Linksys
Interesting gadget from Buslink provides GPRS and WiFi via USB: Quick & Easy to connect: Simply plug into any PCs w/ USB port for Wireless LAN connection or slide in your cell phone’s removable SIM card – Features Wireless Network… Read More »Buslink USB GPRS/WiFi adapter
Interesting blog entry on VoIP / Skype: I like his point on branding. This is the 2nd of two posts. The 1st is worth reading as well.