How to start using SIP

The fact that you own a firewall that is fully SIP transparent, enables you to start using the new exciting services based on SIP, all the way onto your private network.

If you are new to SIP, and want to test this new form of Internet communication, the easiest way is to download and install Microsoft® Windows Messenger. With Microsoft® Windows Messenger you can use SIP-based telephony, presence, instant messaging and voice/video communication to see when your friends are online, exchange instant messages with them or call them (IP Telephony).

Follow this instruction to get going:

FIXME These instructions are a bit old and needs to be updated.

Get a SIP address: First of all you need an own SIP address. The SIP address looks and works exactly the same way as an ordinary e-mail address (e.g. For this example we use a SIP service provided by CS Fordyce Associates Limited in England. Click here and follow the instructions to register for your own SIP address.

Get a SIP client: Now you need a SIP Client (SIP User Agent). The SIP client is the program you use to talk or chat with other SIP users. There are of course a number of SIP clients available on the market. In this example we will use a free software client, the Microsoft® Windows Messenger. Click here to download a version suitable for your system.

Register on a SIP server: Now configure Microsoft® Windows Messenger to use SIP and register your SIP address on a SIP server, click [[here for detailed instructions.

Make your first SIP call: Once you have entered your SIP address and password and started the Messenger program you are ready to start your first SIP session (chat, voice, video). Click here for help with Microsoft Messenger.

:!: The instruction above is just an example on a simple SIP based service. There are many other ways to communicate using SIP, please refer to the SIP Support section in the manual for more information.

sip/start_using_sip.txt · Last modified: 2010/11/02 13:56 by tibor
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