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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

  1. 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:


  2. Save the file using a .cnf extension (for example, Mygatewaycall.cnf).

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