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Is there any way to answer a phone call using a dial-up modem?

Lately, we've been getting a LOT of telemarketers and spammers calling our home line, evn though we're entered in the national Do Not Call directory. The other day, I unearthed a Pentium 1 in my ...
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How to use a Linux system as a land phone

I have a land line connection. I would like to receive and make calls using my computer. It is a basic land line connection which also provides broadband internet. I am not asking about VoIP. I ...
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Receive and route phone calls through computer

I volunteered to work for a political campaign. We want to make a unified number (with multiple lines) to put as contact us number. We want it to work like customer support numbers, you call a fixed ...
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How to make phone calls using a PC, modem, headphone and no actual phone instrument

I have a phone landline connection and I DO NOT have a phone instrument. I connect the cable into my laptop, and want to make calls using my laptop. I have an HDA CX20561 modem. I seem to be able to ...
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How can I receive phone calls on a Linux server and script stuff depending on the numbers pressed?

I live in France and the ISP I've subscribed to provides a regular phone line along with my Internet connection. Here's a simple schema of my setup: Since I don't use this phone line I would like ...
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Windows 10: Phones appearing in Network

Yesterday, Network listing on Windows 10 file explorer showed me one external phone. Thus, I changed my router WiFi password just in case. Nevertheless, I checked this today and I found 5 new phones ...
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How can I tell Windows to Ignore a USB device?

I plug my phone into USB just so it can charge up. I don't want to see a dialog box (the Found New Hardware Wizard) each time looking for the device drivers. I never intend to use the phone with this ...
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How to make calls from a remote computer through my land-line phone?

I have a great land-line phone plan; I barely use all of the minutes. Is possible to add a modem/server system so that I can make calls through this line via the internet when I am away? What kind ...
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Windows found a driver for your device but encountered an error will attempting to install it

I am trying to install a driver for my SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 4, and I need to install the SAMSUNG Mobile USB Compositite Device, because my device shows up in Unspecified, and I need Windows to recognize ...
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Automating an IP Phone

I've been very interested in Automating an IP phone, currently I am automating phone calls by using PuTTY to a Dial-Up modem through simple AT commands. However, this is a poor method because it does ...
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Copy files/using apps on HD with no drive letter?

My phone path is Computer\Model-Number\Phone. I wanted to use a util like windirstat on it but it doesn't recognize the path since it doesn't have a drive letter (I assume). I tried copying all my ...
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Is it possible to use Nokia c5-03 phone as wifi router?

Can you tell me is it possible to connect Desktop Computer --> Phone --> Notebook by using Cell Phone as Wi Fi router. Thanks
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How can I call from my PC?

Is there a way to just take a number of some web page and dial it? Perhaps route it via my iPhone? The scenario I am talking about is this: let's say I am looking for an apartment on craigslist. ...
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minicom dialing out error

I'm running minicom on Ubuntu 10.04 with a Huawei e220 and an AT&T SIM card. As directed by http://bit.ly/16ODGG, I was able to send an SMS to myself and several other phones across carriers. ...
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Where does Windows 7 store bluetooth phone contacts and calendar data?

Windows 7 has feature can help you connect mobile phone via bluetooth. I wonder where Windows 7 stores bluetooth phone contacts and calendar data as I could not find it in documents location ?
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Is there any software to place free calls from a computer anymore? [closed]

I used to use IP-Relay because I worked for the company and it was convenient, if not a little weird to have someone translate your text into voice. But that seems to not be as accessible as it used ...
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Why is file transfer to the phone via WiFi so slow?

I have two computers, C and W. C connects to the router with a cable W with wifi. Transferring a 355MB file between C and W takes 62 seconds, 5.7 MB/sec. LAN and FTP speed is the same. Copying the ...
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2 phone lines 1 modem 1 router

My house next year will have the option of two separate phone lines, with two different numbers. I could theoretically set up two networks, with two modems and two routers. Is there a way to ...
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1answer
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Prevent Outlook 2007 from reformatting phone numbers?

I'm using the US version of Outlook 2007 in Europe, so would like Outlook to save phone numbers as-is instead of reformatting them US-style: I checked the Phones + Modem application in XP's Control ...
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Method to automatically dial a phone number (NOT like an autodialer)

I am working on a security camera system as a favour for some people I know. One aspect of the system is that, once movement is detected, a phone number is called (I am not trying to spam call anyone :...
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1answer
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What would the purpose of wiring RJ11 into a jack using the 3&4 wires, instead of 1&2? [closed]

I just finished re-wiring my workplace's new office, and noticed that many of the phone jacks in the walls were wired to use the 3, 4 wires in the jack, instead of the middle two. The middle most 2 ...
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1answer
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Garbled VoIP over VPN, mainly on conference bridges

My office has a large Cisco UCM setup, and I work primarily remotely with a physical Cisco 7940 phone. I've battled some quality issues before, which turned out to be a bad switch port. But mostly ...
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Is it possible to use T-Mobile's 3G network on the airplane? [closed]

So that I can go online? Does it have signal in the air?
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Can I plug my standard phone into an ethernet jack?

I just moved into a new house and it's wired for ethernet. There's a junction box that has a "Bridged Telecom Module TM-8" in it. My cable modem's phone jack is plugged into the "Line In" on that box ...
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Why RJ11 Is Not Working With My Cable Tester?

This is the tester that i have: It says that besides RJ45, BNC and USB it can test RJ11. The problem is that nothing happens when i test RJ11s in RJ45 input. Here is the video Somehow RJ11 worked ...
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How to record desktop phone audio

My Scenario I am often participating in LiveMeetings where a group of from 2 to 10 people are watching a share desktop - usually we are doing demonstrations/walktrhoughs through some application UX. ...
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Migrating from Skype - Calling landlines?

I've been wanting to stop using Skype for quite a while, but now that they're being bought by Microsoft, I think it's about time to spring into action. I use Skype mainly to call landlines abroad - I ...
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Can a phone line signal damage a network card?

I've run Cat5e network cable throughout an office and have a patch panel where ADSL & phones come in. The wall sockets are all RJ45 so I can run either phone or ethernet over them. If someone ...
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Is there an USB device to allow a computer to be used as a phone?

We have a Windows computer (touch screen) to be installed in our factory but no telephone lines. Is there a simple way for the guys who are stood next to the computer to speak with IT? The computer ...
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1answer
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Cisco IP communicator unreliable for incoming calls - IP address conflict?

My workplace uses Cisco IP communicator as a softphone for employees. I have found it to be quite unreliable for receiving incoming calls. When my wife calls me, she intermittently gets forwarded ...
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A way to call someone from PC via a cellphone

Is there a way to use a cell phone as a modem and then use a phone software like Classic PhoneTools to call another (cell) phone?
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VOIP/Skype/GoogleVoice solution without a PC

In short, I'm looking to drop current VOIP provider (Cablevision/Optimum Voice) and go with cheaper standalone package BUT want to keep existing standard phone that plugs into their box. Does anyone ...
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How to connect laptop with telephone using WI-FI? (ethernet)

What I did: Added new wireless network in wireless network settings and gave it SSID Gave laptop the IP like 192.168.0.1, mask: 255.255.255.0, gateway: 192.168.0.2 Gave the telephone with wifi the ...
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How can I set up an off grid home phone network [closed]

Can I set up a home phone networking system (strictly within the house)( not intended for making REAL phone calls) So let's say... For a post shtf scenario... That I have a large home. If I'm on one ...
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How to receive incoming calls on landline and mobile phone at the same time [closed]

Current situation a fixed landline for phone just one number: 123-456789 handled by one DECT base station with three phones one mobile (Windows) smartphone with its own mobile number, having wifi, ...
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Android won't register SIP on FritzBox router

In the past I've used VoIP/SIP apps to call from my Android phone. Recently I got the upgrade to Android KitKat (4.4.x) and I've noticed that it includes SIP accounts natively (accessible through ...
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How can I make/receive phone calls with a modem on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I receive phone calls on a Linux server and script stuff depending on the numbers pressed? This is related to my previous question (How can I receive phone calls on ...
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Get caller id and append to url in browser automatically

I am trying to find a caller id device/program that will automatically open a browser and append the incoming phone number to a url when receiving a call. For example: https://www.myphonesearchapp.com/...
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How do I connect my laptop (without a phone plug) to a phone line?

I want to connect my landline phone to my laptop so that I can get the caller ID on my laptop. The problem is that my laptop (HP Envy 14) does not have a telephone plug. How should I go about doing ...
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SIP server name Defaults to $VERSION for Cisco SPA 942 hard phone

In reading the fine manual for a Cisco SPA 942 IP phone, branded as Linksys: what is, in particular, meant by: SIP Server Name Server header used in responses to inbound responses. Defaults to $...
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Adding employee to directory [closed]

I have an Avaya phone switch in my small company. We have about 8 extensions for our employees. I recently added a new employee extension using the Avaya IP Office Manager V9 Software. The new ...
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Is there a way to redirect the sound output to the phone port? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out a way for my family to do WiFi calling (since reception is terrible in their neighborhood), and I found a great app (GrooVeIP) that will run on Android and allow them to make ...
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Lost Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 [closed]

I have lost my Samsung galaxy ace 2. There is a SIM card inside, i know my number and it still has some battery in it. Unfortunately i left the phone on silent and i don't have any phone tracking ...
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Android app download torrent to NAS?

I have a Western Digital NAS (MyBook Live). I want to add torrents to the NAS with my android phone. My idea of a workflow: Add android app for adding torrents to a list. Somehow connect the phone ...
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Unable to open WP8 emulator within Visual Studio (opening from Hyper-V manager works)

Now this problem is (so it seems) directly connected with this issue: No internet access on WP8 emulator (despite working connection in Win8) I will explain in a minute, as to how. I have a problem ...
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1answer
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How to use a 3.5mm headset on a normal phone? [closed]

I'd like to use a 3.5mm headset instead of the normal phone receiver (with a rj9 plug), I can find only 2.5mm (male) to rj9 male adapter, but it is not what I need. Any hint?
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Connecting a landline phone through the PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PC Phone Modem Software I have both a landline and a mobile and would like to make calls through the PC. How do I connect the phoneline into the PC (do I need an ethernet ...
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convert phone signal to ethernet?

my Cable company is providing a land line phone capability, but my home is not wired for telephone. it is wired with Cat 5 wiring for internet however. is there a convertor that will convert the ...
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Why is it called flash for phones / tablets and install for PCs

Lets say that you want to change your device's operating system.For a phone or tablet we would say "today I am flashing cyanogenmod" but for PCs "today I am installing Ubuntu" although flash is used ...