Microsoft KB Archive/172274
Article ID: 172274
Article Last Modified on 7/13/2004
- Microsoft NetMeeting 2.1 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit 2.1
This article was previously published under Q172274
How do I place a computer-to-phone call from a Web page using NetMeeting?
The Callto tag enables you to call another computer running NetMeeting from a Web page. The Callto tag does not allow you to use NetMeeting to call a telephone from a Web page.
If you want to place a NetMeeting call to a regular telephone from a Web page, you must create a SpeedDial (.cnf) file and add a link to it on the Web page. This article shows you how to create a .cnf file.
To enable placing NetMeeting calls to a telephone from a Web page, first create a SpeedDial (.cnf) file and add a link to it on a Web page. When you click the link, the .cnf file is downloaded and a computer-to-telephone call is initiated from NetMeeting.
NOTE: Typically, .cnf files are generated when you create a speed dial entry from within NetMeeting. NetMeeting does not have the functionality to generate .cnf files to initiate computer-to-telephone calls. However, if created manually, you can use .cnf files to initiate such calls.
Steps to Create .cnf File
- Using a text editor (such as Notepad), create a file with the following lines:
Address=<gateway IP address>/<phone number>
NOTE: <name> is the conference you want to join (this value is not required), <gateway IP address> is the Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to your gateway, and <phone number> is the number you want to call.
For example, create a file with the following lines:
- Save the file using a .cnf extension (for example, Mygatewaycall.cnf).
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