Jitsi Ubuntu VoIP SIP Client

The latest instalment in my never-ending quest to find a decent SIP client (see Ubuntu SIP I & Ubuntu SIP II) I came across JITSI (http://jitsi.org/). Since the website looked very interesting and the project seems very well maintained (http://jitsi.org/index.php/Main/Screenshots) I decided to give it a go.

The installation is a breeze with a Ubuntu/Debian package available and the installation also adds the repository to keep the package up to date.

http://download.jitsi.org/jitsi/debian/

After a few test calls it seems to work very well. The UI is much more intuitive than comparable Ubuntu clients. Looks I found my new default client – nice job Jitsi Team.

 

VoIP client for Ubuntu II

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11 (Natty) I did some further research on VoIP clients (SIP) for Ubuntu Linux as XLite seems horribly out of date now.

I came across QuteCom (formerly WengoPhone) and from first testing it seems to work quite well. The install is easy as it’s part of the Ubuntu Community Software (Universe) and that means it can be installed via apt-get, Software Center or Synaptic.

Qutecom configuration

So far the early testing has been very positive and the interface seems quite workable as well as having a number of other instant messaging options available.

QuteCom Account Configuration

VoIP client for Ubuntu

Having used IP Telephony for a number of years I need a workable SIP client for all of the devices I use. I have found a very capable client for my Android phones (SipDroid) and on Windows/MacOSX I generally use X-Lite (as well as it’s paid version EyePhone) from Counterpath.

Having tried several different Linux SIP clients (Ekiga, Twinkle, …) but all discarded them because of weird UI’s and/or problems with stability I noticed that there is a Linux version of XLite available. Unfortunately on current versions of Ubuntu (10.04) it needs a deprecated version of a library.

Download XLite Linux: http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite-3.0-for-linux-download.html

Dowload libstdc++.so.5: http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/libstdc++5/download

[you will need root permissions for all of the below]

dpkg -i libstdc++5_3.3.6-18_i386.deb
tar -xzf X-Lite_Install.tar.gz
cd xten-xlite
cp xtensoftphone /usr/sbin
chmod +x /usr/sbin/xtensoftphone
Now you should be able to run:
xtensoftphone

Enjoy calling from your Ubuntu machine !

EDIT: Since upgrading to Ubuntu 11 (Natty) I have switched to QuteCom

Configuring the Nokia E-Series SIP for Nodephone (Internode)

This is Part 3 of the Nokia SIP settings. This time for NodePhone (Internode – Australia). It has been hard to find this information (particularily the Registrar Server settings). NOTE: The Realm setting in the Registrar Server are CASE-SENSITIVE. For some screenshots check the ENGIN Australia setup entry.

General

Profile name: nodephone

Service profile: IETF

Default access point: {Your WLAN Access Point}

Public user name: sip:{NodePhone Phone No}@sip.internode.on.net

User compression: No

Registration: When needed

Use security: No

Proxy Server (not required)

Proxy Server Address: none

Realm: none

Username: none

Password: none

Allow loose routing: none

Transport Type: none

Port : none

Registrar Server:

Registrar Server Address: sip:203.2.134.1

Realm: BroadWorks (Note:CASE-SENSITIVE)

User name: {NodePhone Phone No}

Password: *****

Transport type: UDP

Port : 5060

Configuring the Nokia E-Series SIP for sipgate.at

This is Part 2 of the Nokia SIP settings. This time for sipgate.at
(Austria), but it should also work for other SIPGate domains. It has
been hard to get this information from the providers themselves. For
some screenshots check the ENGIN Australia setup entry.

General

Profile name: sipgate
Service profile: IETF
Default access point: {Your WLAN Access Point}
Public user name: sip:{SIPGate UserID}@sipgate.at
User compression: No
Registration: When needed
Use security: No

Proxy Server

Proxy Server Address: sip:sipgate.at
Realm: sipgate.at
Username: {SIPGate UserID}
Password: *****
Allow loose routing: Yes
Transport Type: UDP
Port : 5060

Registrar Server:

Registrar Server Address: sip:sipgate.at
Realm: sipgate.at
User name: {SIPGate UserID}
Password: *****
Transport type: UDP
Port : 5060

Configuring the Nokia E-Series VoIP client for Engin Australia

Since I had to look all over�for the correct settings and there was a
lot of trial and error involved (specially for the Realm). Thanks to Engin Support that finally provided this info after logging a support request.

The screenshots are from a Nokia E65, but should be applicable for similar Nokia phones.

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 1

General

Profile name: engin
Service profile: IETF
Default access point: {Your WLAN Access Point}
Public user name: sip:{phone number}@voice.mibroadband.com.au
User compression: No
Registration: When needed
Use security: No

Screenshot 2
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3
Screenshot 3

Proxy Server

Proxy Server Address: byo.engin.com.au
Realm: mobileinnovations.com.au
Username: {your engin phone number}
Password: *****
Allow loose routing: Yes
Transport Type: UDP
Port : 5060

Screenshot 4
Screenshot 4
Screenshot 5
Screenshot 5

Registrar Server:

Registrar Server Address: byo.engin.com.au
Realm: mobileinnovations.com.au
User name: {your engin phone number}
Password: *****
Transport type: UDP
Port : 5060

Screenshot 6
Screenshot 6