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Chapter 33. Collaborating and Communicat... > Placing and Receiving a NetMeeting C...

Placing and Receiving a NetMeeting Call

This section examines the most basic function of NetMeeting: the capability to receive and send calls and to converse by using audio or by writing messages to and receiving written messages from other NetMeeting communicators. Keep in mind as you review the information in this section that the operation of the application is much the same regardless of your computer's capabilities. You needn't do anything special if you do not have video equipment or if your audio equipment is not working properly. NetMeeting automatically manages the application and interface to match the capabilities of your computer and those who you are communicating with.

Logging On to a Server

You must be logged on to a directory server for participants to see your name in a directory list and to call you. By default, when NetMeeting starts, you are connected to the server specified in the Options dialog box on the General tab under Directory settings. This server is the one you specified when you ran NetMeeting for the first time, provided you specified that you be connected automatically to a server when NetMeeting begins. You can tell whether you are logged on to a server by looking at the right pane of the status bar. Two icons show the status of your connection. The single monitor/computer icon represents a current call connection when the icon is in color; a gray icon means that you do not have a current call connection. The double monitor/computer icons shows a current connection to a directory server in the same manner.


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