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Monday, January 7, 2008

VoIP on a local network!

It is possible to use Skype to make calls over a local network without ever degrading your connection by going through the internet. The network sharing feature built-in to Mac OS X is called Bonjour and it is used in many places such as Printer sharing, etc. Skype supports Bonjour. To enable it:

1. Go to Skype, Preferences...
2. Click on the Privacy tab.
3. Check "Enable Bonjour".
4. That's it! Skype will open a new window with a list of contacts that are currently online, but that are also on your local network (and also have Skype Bonjour enabled). Another interesting option is "Auto-Authorize Bonjour Contacts". It can be useful when you know you don't mind if anyone on your LAN wants to be a contact. It is particularly useful in a business environment.



3 Comments:

Blogger willymon101 said...

why don't you put up tiger tips anymore




Geaux LSU

January 7, 2008 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

@Willymon101

Many tips that I post work with both Tiger and Leopard. I don't post Tiger specific tip because I don't even have access to a computer running Tiger.

January 7, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Rontz said...

plus a skype tip isn't a leopard tip, is it?

January 7, 2008 at 7:12 PM  

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