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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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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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How important for speed is the length of the phone cable between the wall and the modem?

I have an inconveniently-placed phone jack in my office, so I am running a 10m phone cable from the wall jack to the modem, which is on my desk. Consequently, I have a very short ethernet cable ...
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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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No internet access on WP8 emulator (despite working connection in Win8)

This is a follow up to a question that was closed because it was been marked as vague. I have to respectfully say that I don't understand why it was recognised as ambigous, but I will try to clarify ...
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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 set up a mini call center?

I'm trying to figure out how to set up a miniature call center for a small business. Like, for 1-4 people to take calls, but hopefully expandable to more. We want to accept nation-wide calls, and ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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: ...
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1answer
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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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Can u recommend a telephone emulator software?

I am trying to use my laptop's modem card to make phone calls because I have to make a lot of phone calls everyday. I know windows 7 has a program called dialer that could do it. But need something ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Single UTP cable for both telephone and network?

Can a single UTP cable used for both telephony and network at the same time? As far as I know a UTP cable has 8 wires, the network jack requires 4 wires and the telephone jack 2 wires. Is this ...
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How to brute force attack a phone [closed]

I have an old cell phone that I forgot the password to. You can have unlimited tries to unlock the phone. It has the basic 0-9 input system with 4 characters unlocking the phone. I was wondering if ...
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1answer
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Will I need to put a filter between a ADSL router and a phone?

I have a Naked ADSL connection (no dial tone, connects to ADSL internet only) with an ADSL router plugged directly into the wall. All calls are made using the VOIP ports on the ADSL router. Should I ...
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How can I figure out what's wrong with my cat5 phone system?

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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identifying the device that an email has been sent from

If a person sends an email from nigeria. And the time stamp says pst (Pacific standard time) does this mean it has been sent by a phone that is registered in America. Would an email sent from a ...
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I need a script to automatically print files that I upload to a skydrive folder

I want to print any file that I upload to a specific skydrive folder. I want to be able to print from my WP8, but of course Windows Phone 8 doesn't support that. Does anyone have any thoughts? It ...