When you use Voice over Internet Protocol technology, it is possible to send and receive voice calls on a laptop. VoIP is a set of communication protocols that enables the transmission of voice data over the Internet. You can download several VoIP applications and services to your laptop as a desktop application or access them via the Internet as an online application. These applications display the caller ID of incoming calls, giving you the option to answer or reject the calls. To use a VoIP application via Wi-Fi, you must connect your laptop to a wireless network that has Internet access.
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Click the "Network" icon in the notification area of the desktop. A list of available Wi-Fi networks opens.
Click the Wi-Fi network you want to access, and click "Connect." Follow prompts to enter the network password, if applicable.
Launch the VoIP application on your laptop or navigate to the VoIP service website. Skype, Google Voice and 3jam are examples of online and offline VoIP applications and services.
Log in to the VoIP service website or desktop application to connect to the service. Once you receive a call, a pop-up caller ID window will open display the caller or number. Select the option to either answer or decline the call.
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