NetMeeting as a Meeting Tool

NetMeeting provides voice calls, instant messaging, video conferencing and file sharing. It requires program activation (Windows XP) and a Windows-enabled computer (Windows 98 to XP). It should be possible to call users on other H.323 (video conferencing) clients with NetMeeting.

For more information on NetMeeting, see

For installation instructions on Windows XP, see

Walkthrough of calling with NetMeeting

  1. Enter the IP address of the person you wish to call on the uppermost text field in the NetMeeting application. Press enter or push the telephone button to the right of the text field.
  2. Voice and video are received automatically.
  3. To chat, select the Chat item on the Tools menu.
  4. To send video, select Send under the Video item in the Tools menu. If you cannot see video, make sure that Dial Pad on the View menu is not selected and obstructing the video view. To stop sending video, unselect Send under the Video item.
  5. To share a program window, select Sharing on the Tools menu. To share a whiteboard, select Whiteboard on the Tools menu. To transfer a file, select File Transfer on the Tools menu.

Walkthrough of hosting a meeting with NetMeeting.

  1. To host a meeting, select Host Meeting... on the Call menu.
  2. Call participants as before.
  3. To attend a meeting, call a person hosting a meeting.

Walkthrough of activating NetMeeting on Windows XP.

  1. Run NetMeeting by entering conf.exe on the Run item under the Start menu (on the lower right hand corner of the menu; above the Log Off and Shut down items).
  2. To check your headphone and microphone settings, select Audio Tuning Wizard... on the Tools menu. This will not solve problems with microphone selection, see Speech Control Panel for a better guide.

-- EeroVitie - 28 Sep 2006

Topic revision: r2 - 2008-11-21 - HennaRiikkaLaitinen
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