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Configure SIP client

A soft phone is an IP telephone in software. It can be installed on a personal computer and function as an IP phone. Soft phones require appropriate audio hardware to be present on the personal computer they run. This can either be a sound card with speakers or earphones and a microphone, or, alternatively a USB phone set. Soft phones are inferior to hard phones but cheaper to obtain, many are available as a free download.


 

 

Personally, I suggest to use:






An Ethernet hard phone is a self contained IP telephone that looks just like a conventional phone but instead of a conventional phone jack, it has an Ethernet port through which it communicates directly with a VoIP server, VoIP gateway or another VoIP phone. Since a broadband hard phone communicates directly with a VoIP server, VoIP gateway or another VoIP phone it does not require any personal computer nor any software running on a personal computer to make or receive VoIP phone calls. It can be used independently, all that is required is an internet connection. While PC based software solutions are cheaper, a hard phone is the best solution for IP telephony.


A low impact solution is rapresentad by Analog Telephone Adapters, better noted as ATA. Read here


Market offers also:

Cordless Hard Phones with IP interface on their base station.

WLAN or WiFi Phones are hard phones with a built-in WiFi transceiver unit instead of an Ethernet port to connect to a WiFi base station and from there to a remote VoIP server

Other info here

 

Please note: you are free to use any SIP compliant client, just use the following parameters:

SIP proxy phone.infn.it port 5060
Login:
2004 Password: 5555


Here you can find some useful numbers

Here some NAT/Firewall infos

Here if you have audio problems: background noise, echo, etc












Alfredo Pagano 14/03/2007

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