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Posted on 2009-07-09
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I am looking specifically for users that have a voip setup on their pc with a headset connected.  Can you tell me how you have your audio setup for incoming calls, listening and speaking?  When a call comes in does it ring audibly on your pc speakers or the headset or both?  I am trying to setup a voip phone and get it to be able to ring on the speakers but speak and listen through the headset.  I think its a limitation of the software I use.  I've gone through all the iterations in the sound controls but can't get it to ring on the speakers without having to listen from the speakers as well.
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by:michofreiha
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Dear Sir,
As you know the headset has 2 wires...1 for earphone and one for microphone...If you need to talk and hear over the headphone then you should connect both...Otherwise, if you need to talk ove the microphone just connect the wire responsible of the microphone in the headphone and keep the other wire not connected...Like that you caan talk on the mic and hear on your speaker..

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by:dmwynne
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Well in this case I have a usb headset but even with the other headset type I cannot achieve what I am looking for.  I want to talk and hear through the headset but have the actual ring when a new call is coming in to go through the speaker.
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by:michofreiha
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With a USB headset you cannot achieve what you are looking for...Whn using the other type and the wire responsible of speakerphone is not connected what do you get when you have an incoming call? Do you hear the ring?
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by:dmwynne
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The rings comes from the laptop speakers but so does the callers voice.  
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Turns out this is a limitation of the softphone I am using.
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