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Does anyone know of a good, open source, software modem?

I have searched but have been unable to find one.

Failing that, can anyone recommend a good software modem?

To clarify, what I want to do is use Outlook as my centre for ALL communications. As it works now, since I am on a voip phone system, Outlook won't dial out through my voip provider but wants a regular phone line. My research has led me to believe that a virtual modem can be installed and pointed to, thereby dialling out over the net.

So: I want Outlook to dial the digits of a telephone number, as taken from Outlook's contact details of the person I want to talk to (using my VoIP account).

EDIT: I have found out that I do not need the software modem. Outlook will dial out using a SIP dialer.

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By software modem, do you mean a DSP modem for dialup over POTS? –  eleven81 Oct 14 '09 at 19:27
    
I mean a modem that will dialup through the net instead of through POTS. –  Xavierjazz Oct 14 '09 at 23:04
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dialup what through the net? POTS modems were used to connect to other modems for remote computer (BBS) or network (internet) access. are you trying to dialup AOL over Skype? –  quack quixote Oct 15 '09 at 4:59
    
Perhaps I just don't have the lingo, but what I want to do is use Outlook as my centre for ALL communications. As it works now, since I am on a voip phone system, Outlook won't dial out through my voip provider but wants a regular phone line. My research has led me to believe that a virtual modem can be installed and pointed to, thereby dialling out over the net. I am not sure, so I am looking for help. Thanks –  Xavierjazz Oct 15 '09 at 12:09
    
Who is your voip provider? That might help in finding a solution. –  Kevin Oct 15 '09 at 14:50
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I'm pretty sure there is no such thing, nor any reason to have one. What are you actually trying to do with this "software modem"?

EDIT: If you have VOIP, then you have an IP connection already. Have Outlook use the IP connection, instead of trying to fake an analog modem connection.

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See my comment above. Thanks. –  Xavierjazz Oct 15 '09 at 12:10
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You can use Outlook to dial your phone. He's trying to get that feature to work with his voip system, not trying to have Outlook make a dial-up data connection. –  Kevin Oct 15 '09 at 14:58
    
(VoIP does not necessarily imply a usable internet connection. Many cable television companies offer VoIP as well.) –  Arjan Oct 15 '09 at 16:00
    
Ooooh. Thanks, Kevin. Xavierjazz, what VOIP provider do you have? There's probably a way to get Outlook to call using their system, but "dialing" isn't it. Most VOIP providers don't actually react to the touch-tone signals. –  CarlF Oct 15 '09 at 16:07
    
Hi CarlF - thanks for all your info. Kevin's got it. I'm in Canada and Rogers is my isp. My voip provider is Vbuzzer. Their response so far is that I can find what I need on the 'net. (But their very inexpensive). I'm trying to make this work and am learning sooo much (thanks all). Regards. I'm trying to get Outlook to "use the IP connection", but I'm not well versed in all this so I am struggling. –  Xavierjazz Oct 15 '09 at 23:59
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