Manufacturer: Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.05 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.1 / 05 Jun 2005
This communication hardware component is designed to support the implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol technology. As such it operates in conjunction with an active broadband Internet connection. The Actiontec Internet Phone Wizard allows the computer user to function together with majority of Voice over Internet Protocol software applications that will allow the computer user to make voice calls to remote parties. The hardware itself provides an interface port that can host standard analog telephone sets for a more familiar setup rather than using a headset with a microphone. This hardware component connects to a host computer system via the Universal Serial Bus interface port. Presumably this is done to take advantage of the relatively faster data transfer rate that can be achieved via this communication port. It also features two RJ-11 input ports that will allow for the connection of an analog telephone device as well as connecting a conventional telephone line for local calls.
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The interface ports of the Actiontec Internet Phone Wizard are similar to that of the conventional dial-up modem devices wherein there are ports that allows the computer user to connect an external telephone device and a separate port for the telephone service line. The front panel of the communication hardware component features indicator lights that reflect the status of the machine as well as when an Internet based or landline based call is being done by the user. All of these functionalities are supported by the device driver which interacts with the operating system platform in order to provide the necessary communication link that will allow the installed software applications to take advantage of its functionality. The switching of calls between landline and Internet based is likewise supported by this device. This feature is similar to the call waiting feature that is provided by telecommunication companies for landline or mobile telephone service. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec Internet Phone Wizard errors before installing any driver updates.