Ok so here is my setup:

  • Qnap NAS > TS-210
  • Gigabit router/switch with DD-WRT (big-generic)
  • multiple PC's
  • 1 usb-to-phone box > Trust ST-1200 Internet Phone Station (this is pretty old...)
  • 1 phone (cordless landline)

The usb-to-phone box is currently connected to my main workstation, and I have a little program called SkypeMate running. This enabled me to receive and make Skype-to-Skype or Skype-to-Phone calls with my landline phone. (cordless, so I can walk around).

But, since this workstation is not always on, and my router and nas basically are, is there a way to connect my phone to either one of them and be always online on skype? I realize Skype is not open-source, and they don't have 'headless' clients. Is there an alternative way to achieve this?

BTW, I mainly use Skype to call relatives in other countries, as local landline and mobilephone plans are much more expensive when it comes to international calls.


  • The exact model number of your 'USB-to-phone' box may be key in answering your question. Could you edit your question to include it? May 9, 2011 at 15:27
  • Which QNAP NAS? May 9, 2011 at 15:33
  • edited question to provide models.
    – RoelF
    May 9, 2011 at 17:54

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Skype does not run on either ARMv5TE (NAS) or MIPS (router), so no. You will need either a ARMv6 or x86 device for it.

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