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Tim'A

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I am often using many bandwidth killing applications on my PC, and I wanted to know if there was a program that would let you plug in a phone line into your unused phone modem and it would sense if the phone was in use, and automatically turn down your PC's bandwidth usage. This would be kinda sweet because we have a VoIP phone service and when Im doing somthing internet wise, the phone user cant hear the other person on the other line and it gets very delayed.

Any help would be appreciated, ask if anything is unclear (probably very unclear right now).

Thanks! :whistling:
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not for voip. there were some products that allowed that for POTS modems (you know, dialup).

there are some routers being advertised as being voip friendly. I don't know much about them.
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a VOIP specific router (or an advanced knowledge of router configuration) would be the way to get this done....VOIP specific routers are designed to use QOS (quallity of service)...QOS gives specific protocols (like VOIP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, etc...) precedence over any other traffic that is passing through the router....in a VOIP router the QOS is already configured to recognice VOIP traffic and give it a much higher precedence over any other traffic...which means that if it sees FTP traffic and VOIP traffic...that VOIP will get a higher guaranteed bandwidth where as FTP will get what's left
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So could I keep my same phone service with a different brand phone router?
The router now is from the phone service company.

Would I have to be on a different phone service that provides a router with"QOS"?

(We have LINGO phone service if that helps any. . . http://www.lingo.com/)
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