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Internet Telephony for Dummies Paperback – July, 1996

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In an ideal world, Internet telephony would just be a matter of plugging in a microphone and camera. But, hey, this is the real world of competing standards and crazy software.

Authors Briere, Hurley, and Wetzel bring some order to the chaos. They begin with an overview of what makes up Internet telephony and how to put it to use. Then Internet Telephony for Dummies simply discusses the underlying history and technology of the subject--mercifully skipping over the basic "what is the Internet" material you've read in other books. From there, the authors--in the light-hearted Dummies manner--tell you how to ensure that your Internet service provider (ISP) supports telephony, what protocol to use, how to select and use equipment, what the leading software is, and more. The authors even discuss the gateway services that enable you to use the Net with a regular telephone or fax machine. The book offers a variety of troubleshooting tips for when things go wrong as well as a look at upcoming options. Internet Telephony for Dummies comes with a CD-ROM that includes telephony software--some demo software and some fully functional--for both Macs and PCs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Start using your computer for all it's worth by placing telephone calls via the Internet! Internet Telephony For Dummies® provides you with information on he hottest new communication programs, so you can start communicating with others right away! Whether you want to calls someone overseas, see your new grandkids, chat with coworkers, or collaborate on new projects, this books helps you get going -- fast.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Get the most value from your Internet connection by adding telephony and video conferencing
  • Preview leading Internet telephony and video programs and choose what's right for you
  • Phone, videoconference, and chat your way around the world with the latest in Internet communications
  • Save money and time by placing calls via the World Wide Web over your standard telephone service
  • Discover how to tune in to new Internet audio and video broadcasting stations to see and hear what you can't over standard telephony connections
  • Engage in multimedia communications quickly and easily, and make video and audio conferencing a part of your everyday life
  • Plus Danny and Pat's Top Ten Lists:
    • Ten things that are going to happen soon with Internet telephony and video
    • Ten common problems and how you can fix them
    • Ten FAQs and mailing lists to check out

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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies
  • Paperback: 357 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (Computers) (July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764500198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764500190
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,883,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was searching for a very basic text for IP telephony and it ended after finding this dummmies book. I got all the very basic till latest IT knowledge. This will help anyone who wants to learn the basics of VOIP.
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Seriously out of date. I didn't realize that this book was published in the early 90's and not updated for modern times.
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