Tips On DSL Connectivity For Residential VOIP By Michael Lemm
You’ve finally decided to leave the stone age and get VoIP service (broadband phone) for your home or small business. The next decision is what to use for your network connection…..DSL or cable. Careful…..there is a difference. Here’s some tips on making the most out of choosing DSL.
No matter what you may have heard (or believe) the internet backbone you have is the single most important aspect affecting the quality (or lack thereof) for your VoIP calling experience. No matter what VoIP service you choose…… a poor performing internet connection will have a negative impact on your whole VoIP experience. Likewise inappropriate set-up or assimilation of your VoIP hardware with your internet connection is the other major contributor to call issues.
That said….here’s a few tips to keep in mind to help give you a better experience with DSL.
This story is one of those too-good-to-be-true tales that actually might be real. The acronym VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol; that’s the technology for making telephone calls over the web. Several companies have introduced services that utilize this technological capacity and they are making a commercial success of it. That’s why major cable operators are now “bundling” cable service, high speed Internet access and telephone service in a package. They can provide all three products over the single coaxial cable wire that comes through your wall at home.
Telephone service over cable blows right past the “level playing field” that antitrust decisions have sought to achieve in order to provide competition for phone service on a local level. The telephone companies’ switching systems and all those copper cables on all those poles have been totally subverted by another Internet service. In the words of Peter Sisson, a former Bell Labs researcher, “Telephone service used to be based on a huge infrastructure of high-priced equipment…and now it’s just software.”
Introduction The term VoIP refers to the transfer of Voice over the Internet Protocol (IP) of the TCP/IP protocol suite. Using “VoIP” technology we can make traditional telephone calls from either computer or phone to other computer or phone using both public switched telephone network (PSTN) and internet (which is packet switched network). All you need is an Internet connection for VoIP. This technology really changes everything because it allows people to receive phone calls from anywhere that an internet connection exists, just in the same way you can receive your emails anywhere that you can connect to the internet.
The term “VoIP technology” covers a range of technologies, including voice-over-IP (VoIP) and fax-over-IP services, which are carried over both the Internet and private IP-based networks. VoIP is part of packet voice, which includes voice-over-asynchronous-transmission-mode (ATM) and frame-relay networks, which run faster than IP but are less common. VoIP connects across combinations of PCs, Web-based telephones, and phones connected via public telephone lines to remote voice gateways. Because information travels in discrete packets, it doesn’t need to rely on a continuously available switched circuit.
Using VoIP we can enhance the traditional PBX by combining voice and data services onto a single network. The end user devices (also called client device) are normally referred to as VoIP phone are used in VoIP. Development of the ‘VoIPphone’ will require the development of a ‘ system on a chip’ which combines digital signal processing (DSP) functions, micro-controller (MCU) functions, analog interface, telephone user interface and associated glue logic.