Users who are on an ADSL2 broadband connection will normally not have to make any changes to Jabber Video for use off campus. However those on lower connection speeds may have to adjust the Max outgoing bandwidth in the Jabber Video preferences/setting to achieve the best result. See the table below for recommended settings.
If you are connected to the National Broadband Network, you can maximize both the bandwidth settings in the Jabber Video preferences/settings.
Set Jabber Video outgoing bandwidth to
ADSL1(Plan speed 1500/256)*
ADSL1(Plan speed up to 8Mb/384)*
*) The distance from the exchange (i.e. the physical length of the wire between your location and the telephone exchange), the quality of the phone line, cabling and equipment, determine the ultimate speed of your connection.
Due to the inherent complexity and many unknown quantities of wireless broadband, we are at this stage unable to make any recommendations. We would be very interested in hearing from those of you who are successful in achieving acceptable Jabber Video connections off campus using wireless.
In the Network tab of the Jabber Video preferences/settings set
Max incoming bandwidth to Default
Max outgoing bandwidth to Default
See Cisco for cameras tested with Jabber Video.You can change cameras in the video input settings from the devices tab of the preferences/settings in the Jabber Video application.
Depending on your personal preferences and requirements you can use a headset, internal or external speakers. You can change the audio output settings in the devices tab of the preferences/settings in the Jabber Video application.
Many of the Webcams are fitted with microphones as well but good quality external microphones can easily be added if required. Today’s laptops generally come with built-in cameras, speakers and microphones which means they are ready for Jabber Video. You can change the audio input settings from the devices tab of the preferences/settings in the Jabber Video application.
There are three general optional settings you may want to consider:
Start Jabber Video automatically on login (to computer)
Sign in automatically (to Jabber Video)
Start selfview after signing in (to Jabber Video)
Tick/untick the checkboxes as appropriate.