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I would like to set up a computer in Puerto Rico for my father so he can communicate with me here in Texas. I would like it to have a camera and voice so that he can see and hear me. Is this possible? And I would like specifics on software and hardware that would be needed to do this. It would need to be as simple as possible as my father is in his nineties and I want just basic so I can show him how to work with it and make it as easiest as possible for him. I would appreicate any and allspecifics on this.

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by Duong beo In reply to Setting up a Computer in ...

Surely you can do it. If you are using Windows then you can use Microsoft Netmeeting (built-in). Just fill in some parameters and you are on the way. There's no need to use any 3rd party software.

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by dmiles In reply to Setting up a Computer in ...

The technology is available and it can be done with web cams and voice modems and software.I read of the love a son has for his father and it can only be put in thoughts for what you have in mind,I think it is beautiful to see what you have to share,my prayers go out to you.Not an answer just a share,hope that you can pull it off.May god bless you.
If cost is not a problem it can be done ,but you will have to get specifics from a knowledgeable person that has set up video conferenceing.

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by eusebio In reply to Setting up a Computer in ...

You need a webcam on your PC and sound cards with microphones and speakers (or headphones) on both PCs (you can add another webcam in your father's PC if you want to see him too, but it is not strictly necessary).

For the software you can use CU-Seeme (you have to buy it) or Netmeeting (free, from Microsoft). I used Netmeeting for some time and it works reasonably well (you can see the person at the other side, the image quality is not great if you have a telephone dial-up connection, but you can't ask more for the price). You can connect to the internet on both sides and use a 'locator' server to find the other person (netmeeting includes several preconfigured locator server addresses, amke sure that you configure the same on both ends). The inconvenience is that sometimes the locator servers are very crowded and also you have to arrange for a time to call. An alternative, (you'll have to show your father how to run winipcfg to find his tcp/ip address), is that he uses www.dialpad.com to make a comput

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by eusebio In reply to Setting up a Computer in ...

www.dialpad.com to make a computer-to telephone call, then you connect to the interned and call him from netmeeting using his IP address (you don't need to use the locator server if you know the address)

Buena Suerte!

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by stevenreedsr In reply to Setting up a Computer in ...

Answers 1&2 say it all however you will be better off if you have the laest version of netmeeting and the various upgrades and patches for the OS. these are available at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/default.htm?page=productupdates this site isvery good and will detect your OPerating system and give you a list of needed upgrades and patches (I would suggest downloading all of them) Alo if it is available in Puerto Rico I would suggest a fast connection sush as ASDL or a Cable internet connection Also an Instant messaging program such as Yahoo messanger or MSN messanger is good for text based communications and is very easy to install and use but they do not have video capabilities yet, the good thing about the messangers (no matter whose you use) is other family members with computers and appropriate software can cnference with you, this also available in netmeeting. Netmeeting is the best cheap way to have video and audio conferencing.

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