"Mark Scott" <mark - scott @ blueyonder . co . uk> wrote in message
> I have signed up for Skype and Sipgate for VoIP services however I notice
> that Sipgate requires an ethernet phone and is not compatible with USB
> handsets, is this correct?
No not realy, Sipgate or any other SIP based voip service can be used with
what is called a softphone, such as xtens http://www.xten.com
firefly at https://www.virbiage.com/download.php
firefly is good as it
supports both sip and iax, you then will need to specify the mic and speaker
of the usb phone as the sound sources for the softphone. more than likely
you wil have to dial with he softphone unless you are very lucky
> If this is correct then how can I connect the Ethernet phone to my PC as I
> am on the remote end of a wireless connection - the broadband link comes
> into the house downstairs where I have a Belkin Pre-N router, my PC here
> a wireless card installed.
dependon on OS you could bridge the intefaces.
> I do have a single Ethernet port on my PC, is there any way I can set it
> to look to the wireless connection as a gateway?
yes see above. but this depends on OS