I am experiencing a situation in which I am not quite sure of what to do or how to fix pretty quickly and I am hoping to acquire as much advice as I can to attack the issue. I have openser/asterisk integration which for the most part works great. Users on other networks share the printing abilities of this network printer positioned on a small LAN, hanging off one user PC to utlize printing capabilities.
The printer was rarely used until recently and since it’s use, we have been experiencing issues of fading in/out with regard to audio (initially I had on idea, the printer was the root of this issue), vast breaking up, when calls are made out thru the PSTN but only whenever the printer is being used, but calls coming in are clear, no voice packet loss or garbled signals.
To provide a little background of the setup of this printer: The printer is using HTTP and it is hanging off of a users PC. The program used when setting up the printer to function in this capacity was the Windows Add Printer program in which the “network printer or printer attached to another computer” was selected which allowed connection to the printer on the internet after inputting a URL. This method was also performed at strategic computers on other networks too.
What can I do in order to use the printer and phones at the same time without the results noted above. I really do not want to discontinue the network printing capabilities. And I cannot ban/control users making outbound calls when the printer is being used because is just not feasible, as many users are miles away on other networks.
Thanks for any assistance.