Skype and home networking with Netgear RO318 - Are there any issues?

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Elliott Cowton, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Hi

    I have a foreign student living in the house at the moment and she wants to
    set up a Skype connection.

    The house is wired with a Cat5e network and a Netgear RO318 router talking
    to the internet via an ntl 1Meg connection. Internal connections work at
    Base 100. There are no fancy bits like VPN enabled.

    In the past I have come across applications (Video Conferencing using Fuji
    cameras is a good example) where it is not possible to use them through a
    router like this because they do not conform properly to the ISO 7 layer
    model for network comms.

    Question: Before I prematurely age myself, are there any issues like "you
    can't do this across a private network" that I ought to know about?

    I have searched as much of the archive for this group as I can access and
    can't find any relevant messages.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.

    Elliott Cowton, Oct 6, 2006
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  2. Elliott Cowton

    Soruk Guest

    I have a Netgear DG834GT router, doing NAT (giving me a 192.168.x.x IP
    inside). Skype works fine, including incoming calls.

    You should find Skype will work without needing to do any tweaking.

    -- Michael "Soruk" McConnell
    Eridani Star System

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    Soruk, Oct 7, 2006
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  3. Excellent and many thanks, that is what I wanted to hear!
    Elliott Cowton, Oct 7, 2006
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