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Skype or Viop alternative for home LAN Only - possible?

  1. #1


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    Skype or Viop alternative for home LAN Only - possible?


    I'm looking for a skype like tool to use over my home LAN. Your definition of a LAN may be different than mine.. what I'm calling a LAN is my home network which is simply two different computers plugged into my AT&T modem/router. (one plugged in by hardwire and one on wireless)

    My thinking is this.. I need to chat and video with family at home no one else but i don't want the chat audio and video going out over the internet then coming back to my house before we receive the data.. that takes too long and there are delays due to low bandwidth. I'm seeking to avoid this by keeping all the data from leaving my house and going out to the internet.

    I have looked at SIP tools like Linphone but when i signed up and set it up, nowhere does it ask me for any LAN information.. It never asks me for or tries to detect any LAN settings - it looks like it's going out over the internet to some SIP servers someplace.. thats simply not going to work.

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Bump.. can no one help me with this?
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Rider View Post
    I'm looking for a skype like tool to use over my home LAN. Your definition of a LAN may be different than mine.. what I'm calling a LAN is my home network which is simply two different computers plugged into my AT&T modem/router. (one plugged in by hardwire and one on wireless)

    My thinking is this.. I need to chat and video with family at home no one else but i don't want the chat audio and video going out over the internet then coming back to my house before we receive the data.. that takes too long and there are delays due to low bandwidth. I'm seeking to avoid this by keeping all the data from leaving my house and going out to the internet.

    I have looked at SIP tools like Linphone but when i signed up and set it up, nowhere does it ask me for any LAN information.. It never asks me for or tries to detect any LAN settings - it looks like it's going out over the internet to some SIP servers someplace.. thats simply not going to work.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
    I'm not sure what you are asking about? If your going to use VOIP at all it is going to go out through the internet. Doesn't matter what service you use to get voice and video somewhere else it has to go through the internet. other then Ma Bell even Cable is VOIP
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    Windows 8 64 bit


    O.k. .. is there a way to do this without Viop, but using some other protocol?
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Rider View Post
    O.k. .. is there a way to do this without Viop, but using some other protocol?
    I guess you could look into Vontage or Skype or one of the other IP call services.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Rider View Post
    I'm looking for a skype like tool to use over my home LAN. Your definition of a LAN may be different than mine.. what I'm calling a LAN is my home network which is simply two different computers plugged into my AT&T modem/router. (one plugged in by hardwire and one on wireless)

    My thinking is this.. I need to chat and video with family at home no one else but i don't want the chat audio and video going out over the internet then coming back to my house before we receive the data.. that takes too long and there are delays due to low bandwidth. I'm seeking to avoid this by keeping all the data from leaving my house and going out to the internet.

    I have looked at SIP tools like Linphone but when i signed up and set it up, nowhere does it ask me for any LAN information.. It never asks me for or tries to detect any LAN settings - it looks like it's going out over the internet to some SIP servers someplace.. thats simply not going to work.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
    I'm not sure what you are asking about? If your going to use VOIP at all it is going to go out through the internet. Doesn't matter what service you use to get voice and video somewhere else it has to go through the internet. other then Ma Bell even Cable is VOIP
    Are you talking about a Intercom system? Do you mean from one room of your home to another room in your home? If you are that would be something that would run over your phone line network. I know they have systems like this but haven't used one in many years so have no idea what is available but what you would be looking for would be an intercom system either over Local Area Network or Phone lines? I personally have never heard of a LAN one but have used over phone lines intercom in past years.

    Lets see I guess you could set up a Intranet locally and run a chat program on just it. Notice the spelling Intranet as opposed to internet. Again beyond my expertise I sure there are others that could help with that if you start a thread looking for help setting up a Intranet with video Chat?
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  7. #7


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    Windows 10


    Our software TrueConf Server can resolve your question.
    It's software video conferencing server which can work over LAN/VPN without the internet connection.
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    Look up "direct IP connect voice".. or something like that in google..

    there may be something out there.. but you're going to have to find some kind of direct connection method software..

    sorry not much help here..
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Skype or Viop alternative for home LAN Only - possible?
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