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E2530
TA-CP400
Telecom Adapter Card
User Guide
V1.0

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  • Page 1 E2530 TA-CP400 Telecom Adapter Card User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 3: Preface

    Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak when in the vicinity of the leak itself. • Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, hear registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 1...
  • Page 4: About This Manual

    OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
  • Page 5 ARE FURNISHED FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.
  • Page 6: Warning Instructions

    (servicing) enclosure that may instructions in be of sufficient the literature magnitude to accompanying the constitute a risk of appliance. electric shock. 4 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 7: Compliance Notice

    This equipment may not be used on coin service provide by the telephone company. Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 5...
  • Page 8 IC for Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment regulations. Cet appareil numerique de la class B respecte toutes les exigencies du Reglement sure le materiel brouiller du Canada. 6 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Warning Symbols Used In This Manual

    CAUTION: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. NETWORK DEPENDENT/SUBSCRIBED FEATURE: The phone feature is network dependent or subscribed. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 7...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Telephone Settings .... 49 What is PSTN? ....10 Telephone Dialing Mode ..53 What is Skype ? ....10 ASUS Utility Information ..57 Package Contents ....11 Frequently Asked Product Views ....12 Installation ....... 13 Questions ......58 Connecting Your Phone ..
  • Page 11: Overview

    PC with the Skype VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) system. You can also use the card to make regular calls through your landline (PSTN) phone line. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 9...
  • Page 12: What Is Pstn

    Skype Technologies S.A. and is not in any way connected to ASUSTek Computer Inc. To create and account, download the Skype program, and to know more about this program, visit www.skype.com. 10 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 13: Package Contents

    If any items are missing, contact your local vendor immediately. ASUS TA-CP400 Internal USB Connector Cable Telephone Cable * Support CD User Manual * A phone jack is required to connect your telephone to the TA- CP400. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 11...
  • Page 14: Product Views

    Product Views Phone Line output output jack jack Internal PC USB connector 12 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 15: Installation

    Installation This section provides information on how to install the TA-CP400 telecom adapter card in your desktop PC, make all necessary connections, and install the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility and Skype software. Remove the screws securing the PC casing. Attach the internal USB...
  • Page 16 Remove the cover from one of the expansion slots on your PC. Insert and secure the TA-CP400 as shown. Attach the connector cable to the USB jumper on your PC motherboard as shown. 14 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Connecting Your Phone

    TA-CP400 and the other to the connector jack on the phone itself. Note: This the recommended setup. However, you can also connect only your telephone to the TA-CP400 if you want to make calls solely through Skype. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 15...
  • Page 18 To make the connections, do the following: Connect your one end of the telephone cable, enclosed in this package, to the PHONE jack on the TA-CP400 and the other to the connector jack on the phone itself. 16 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Installing Software

    Installing Software To install the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility, Skype and other bundled software, insert the supplied CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive. Setup will begin automatically. If it does not start automatically, browse for the setup.exe file in your local CD- ROM drive.
  • Page 20 Click Next to continue. The program is now ready to install. Click Install to continue. Once installed, the Telecom Adapter Card Configuration begins. Choose the connection option you require and click Configure. 18 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 21 PHONE port on the TA- CP400 and try again. Once configured correctly, the Finish screen appears. Select the options you require, choose to reboot your computer now or later and click Configure Complete. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 19...
  • Page 22 If you hear a ringtone, click Yes. If not, click No, check your telephone and landline are correctly connected to their respective ports on the TA-CP400 and try again. Press ‘*’ on your telephone keypad and click Next. 20 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 23: Installing Skype

    Configure Complete. Installing Skype To install Skype, select Install Skype from the CD-ROM main menu. Follow the on-screen instructions to install. Once installed, a prompt appears. Select Allow this program to use Skype and click OK. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 21...
  • Page 24: Start Talking

    Start Talking! This section provides instructions to help you get up and running with the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility as quickly as possible, and covers all the main functions of the software. Opening a New Skype Account Before you can start using the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility, you must first open a Skype account.
  • Page 25: Topping Up Your Account

    You can access the top up page by clicking the Top-up Service button in the top right corner of each screen in the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility. The Skype log in page will appear in your browser. Enter your username and password. The Your account page will load.
  • Page 26: Making Your First Call

    1. Pick up your phone and you will hear the landline dial tone. 2. Press ‘*’ to switch mode from landline to Skype mode (when both your telephone and home landline are connected to the TA- 24 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 27 Skype dial tone. 3. Enter the desired SkypeOut number or speed dial. 4. Press ‘*’ after you have completed dialing to dial out Skype calls. 5. Hang up the phone to end your calls. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 25...
  • Page 28 Skype call, press ‘**’ to begin a multi-contact conversation. Notes: • Regardless of PC, ASUS TALKY-GURU utility, or telecom adapter card status, your landline will always function as normal when connected to the TA-CP400. • If your first call is through PSTN, and the incoming call...
  • Page 29 You can also use the VOIP dial screen in the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility to dial out. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The VOIP Dial screen appears. Select the country you are dialing to from the Receiving Country Code dropdown menu. The dialling code appears in the Country code field.
  • Page 30 Function Click to hang up and end your call. Click to begin a conference call with multiple users. Click to mute your call. Click to put your call on hold. Click to resume your call. 28 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Managing Contacts

    Managing Contacts The Phonebook Management screen displays all your contacts. You can search, add, edit and delete contact information here. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The Phonebook Management screen appears. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 29...
  • Page 32 Online user. Unknown user - A SkypeOut contact, with a landline or mobile number. Offline user. Do not disturb user. User is away. User is free to talk. User appears offline. User is blocked. 30 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 33: Searching For Contacts

    Click the icon to begin the search. The Search for Skype Users screen appears. Complete the fields with the information for the user you wish to find. Click Search to begin searching. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 31...
  • Page 34 Click Add Selected Contact to add the user to your phonebook. A second search function is also available. To search existing contacts in your phonebook, enter the contact details in the Search by field and click icon. 32 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 35: Adding Contacts

    Skype name to add a contact. To add a SkypeOut contact click the link and enter the name and telephone number of the contact you wish to add. Click Add Contact and the new contact is added to your phonebook. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 33...
  • Page 36: Deleting Contacts

    Deleting Contacts To delete a contact, select an entry in your phonebook and click the icon. A prompt appears. Click Yes to delete the user or No to cancel. 34 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 37: The Phonebook Submenu

    Select to assign a speed dial num- ber to the contact. Remove from Select to remove the contact from contacts your phonebook. Block this user Select to block the contact. Unblock this user Select to unblock the contact. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 35...
  • Page 38: Managing Blocked Contacts

    first field. Click Block User to block the contact. To unblock a contact, select their name from the Blocked Users list. Click Unblock User to remove them from your blocked list. 36 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 39: Conference Calling

    Select the contacts you wish to invite to the call and click Add to add them to the Conference participants list. To remove contacts, select and click Remove. Click Start to begin the conference call. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 37...
  • Page 40: Viewing Call History

    Viewing Call History The Call History screen displays all call activity, listing all dialed, received, and missed calls. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The Call History screen appears. 38 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 41 Indicates missed Skype call. Indicates answered Skype call. Indicates calls made to Skype users. To call contacts or numbers from your call history, select an entry and use the calling icons as described in ‘Making Your First Call’. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 39...
  • Page 42: Using The Answer Machine

    See ‘Changing Basic Settings’ for information on how to do this. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The Answer Machine screen appears. Note: Each answering machine message can be up to 40 seconds in length. 40 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 43 Click to stop playback of the selected mes- sage. Subscribed Feature: The ASUS Answer Machine is designed to save messages directly to your PC, and is not related to Skype Voicemail. In order to use Skype Voicemail, you must subscribe to the service through your Skype account.
  • Page 44: Reserved Messages

    Reserved Messages The Reserved Message screen displays all saved answer machine messages. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The Reserved Message screen appears. 42 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 45 Icon Function Click to delete the selected message. Click to delete all reserved messages. Click to play the selected message. Click to stop playback of the selected mes- sage. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 43...
  • Page 46: Changing Basic Settings

    The Basic Settings screen displays all basic system settings. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The Basic Settings screen appears. Click On or Off to activate the answering machine. Move the slider to increase or decrease the Skype volume level. 44 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 47 SkypeOut after several rings. Disable this option in the Skype options, under the Call Forwarding and Voicemail tab: Ensure the Forward calls when I’m not on Skype checkbox is unchecked . ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 45...
  • Page 48: Changing Advanced Settings

    Changing Advanced Settings This section provides instructions on how to change the advanced settings of the ASUS TALKY- GURU utility. The Advanced Settings screen displays all advanced system settings and is accessed through the Basic Settings screen. Click the button in the sidebar menu. The Basic Settings screen appears.
  • Page 49 The Advanced Setting screen appears. Click the tabs at the top of the screen to access each setting screen. See the following sections for an explanation of each screen. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 47...
  • Page 50: Skype Phone Settings

    Select the item by either entering the path in the field or click Browse to search for the desired item. The default item is set to the TALKY- GURU utility Reserved Messages function. 48 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 51: Telephone Settings

    Settings screen appears. Here you can adjust all telephone settings. See the following sections for an explanation of each available setting. Once all settings have been completed, click Apply and OK to save all changes. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 49...
  • Page 52 To delete a tone, select the tone from the list and click the icon. Note: Ring tone limitations: 1. Ring tones must be in .wav format. 2. Ring tones cannot be larger than 1MB in size. 50 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 53 You can record a message of up to 20 seconds. Click the button that appears during recording to pause and the button to stop recording. To playback your message, click the button. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 51...
  • Page 54 Changing TALKY-GURU Settings Check the checkboxes against the TALKY GURU settings you wish to enable. Once all settings have been completed, click Apply and OK to save all changes. 52 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 55: Telephone Dialing Mode

    Connection Option 1 - to make only Skype calls: 1. Pick up your phone. 2. Ensure you can hear the Skype dial tone. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 53...
  • Page 56 Check the radio boxes to select the dialing mode; either through Skype or through your landline (the default setting). Once all settings have been completed, click Apply and OK to save all changes. 54 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 57 3. Ensure you can hear the Skype dial tone. 4. Enter the desired SkypeOut number or speed dial. 5. Press ‘*’ after you have completed dialing to dial out Skype calls. 6. Hang up the phone to end your calls. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 55...
  • Page 58 2. Press ‘*’ to switch mode from Skype to landline mode. 3. Ensure you can hear the landline dial tone. 4. Dial the desired phone number to make a PSTN call. 5. Hang up the phone to end your calls. 56 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 59: Asus Utility Information

    ASUS Utility Information Click the ASUS Utility Information tab. The ASUS TALKY-GURU Utility Information screen appears. Here you can view information on the TALKY GURU software. Click OK to exit the advanced setting menus. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 57...
  • Page 60: Frequently Asked Questions

    Why does the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility icon appear inactive (gray) in the system tray? Make sure you are logged into Skype. If not, log in to activate the ASUS TALKY- GURU utility. 58 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 61 Check all cable connections and run the device set-up diagnostic utility on the support CD. The ASUS TALKY-GURU utility may not be running. Launch both the utility and Skype to ensure a Skype dial tone is heard. You may not be logged into Skype. Log in to your Skype account.
  • Page 62 2. Configure the settings as follows: Audio In: ASUS USB VOIP Device Audio Out: ASUS USB VOIP Device 60 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 63 Why can’t I hear the other party clearly? Why is the phone speaker too loud / too quiet? The ASUS TALKY-GURU utility volume setting may be set too low. Adjust the volume to hear the other party more clearly. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 61...
  • Page 64 Check all cable connections and run the device set-up diagnostic utility on the support CD. The ASUS TALKY-GURU utility may not be running. Launch both the utility and Skype to ensure a Skype dial tone is heard. You may not be logged into Skype. Log in to your Skype account.
  • Page 65 Skype devices, such as a headset rather than a regular phone? What if I cannot hear any sound from these other devices? Exit the ASUS TALKY-GURU utility and restart Skype. The Skype sound settings may be incorrect. 1. Go to Skype > Tools > Options >...
  • Page 66 The default PC audio settings may be incorrect. 1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > Audio. 2. Configure the settings as follows: Sound playback: Windows Default Device. Sound recording: Windows Default Device. 64 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 67 > Power Options > Power Schemes. 2. Configure each setting as follows: Turn off hard disks: never System standby: never 3. Click on the Hibernate tab and ensure the Enable hibernate support checkbox is unchecked. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 65...
  • Page 68 4. Alternatively, right-click on your main desktop screen. Select Properties > Screen Saver > Power > Power Schemes and configure each setting as explained above. 66 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 69 The default PC audio settings may be incorrect. 1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > Audio. 2. Configure the settings as follows: Sound playback: Windows Default Device. Sound recording: Windows Default Device. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 67...
  • Page 70 Missed calls and new voicemails are indicated as ‘new events’ in the Skype window: To listen to new voicemails do the following: 1. Close the ASUS-TALKY GURU utility. 2. Open Skype and click the ‘new event’ button (marked with a red flag).
  • Page 71 The History window opens: Select the voicemail you wish to listen to from the list. Click to play the message or to delete it. ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 69...
  • Page 72: Specifications

    3-way telephoning for Skype Phonebook management Speed dial for Skype Dial tone and greeting customization Accessories 1 x 9-pin internal USB cable 1 x 1.8m Line cable Support CD, manual SCD content TELECOM ADAPTER utility Skype e-Manual 70 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
  • Page 73: Contact Information

    0800-093-456 (24 hour service) Fax: 886-2-2890-7698 Website: http://tw.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address: 44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA. Tel: +1-502-995-0883 Fax: +1-502-933-8713 Email: tmdl@asus.com Technical Support: Tel: +1-502-995-0883 Fax: +1-502-933-8713 Email: tsd@asus.com Website: http://usa.asus.com ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual 71...
  • Page 74 ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany/Austria) Address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Tel: +49-2102-95990 Fax: +49-2102-959911 Website: http://www.asuscom.de Online Support: http://www.asuscom.de/sales (Queries pertaining to marketing only) Technical Support: Tel: +49-2102-95990 (Motherboard/Others) +49-2102-959910 (Notebooks) Fax: +49-2102-959911 Email: http://www.asuscom.de/support 72 ASUS TA-CP400 User Manual...
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