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Old March 25th 03, 08:43 PM
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Default Voice Conversations

Greetings John,

There are a few issues with satellite-based internet access and any VoIP (Voice over IP)
service. There have been reports with Direcway using NAT to connect their users (basically
sharing a public IP address over multiple subscribers, a popular thing among wireless
internet providers). He can check if they're using NAT by clicking Start, All Programs,
Accessories, Communications, and then Network Connections. Double-click the internet
connection, and choose the support tab. Make a note of your IP address. Then go to
http://www.whatismyip.com, and see if the two IPs match -- if they do, then it's a public IP.
If they don't match (and the IP address begins with 192, 172, 10, etc.), then the connection
is probably NAT'd.

Also, the delays involved with sending data from the satellite, to the internet and back
usually amounts to a few seconds and under voice conversations, this can make it almost
unusable.
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Jonathan Kay
Windows MVP, Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com

"John Bakkila" wrote in message
...
My cousin and I never had a problem initiating a voice
conversation using Windows Messenger, or even MSN
messenger until he got a satellite internet service
(Direct Way offered through DirectTV). Our voice
conversations stopped working soon after (if not right
when) the satellite service was initiated.
I understand that uploading is slower than downloading,
but should this effect the voice option in Windows
messenger? Does this effect it? Is there a solution for
this? Has anyone else experienced this probelm?



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