Questions tagged [phone]

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Is it possible to connect an old RJ11 phone line into a Cat 6 wall socket to use for FTTN service?

I just moved into an older house and the NBN guy told me the phone socket's been cut off and plastered over. I checked with the previous owner and he said that the cord is just cut off, sitting under ...
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Setting up a computer as a phone station via my router's telephone ports [closed]

First off, I should note that this is my first time working with telephone hard-/software beyond simply using a phone, plugging it in or setting up a router. In addition, I'm aware I could just use ...
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Wrong app in W10 for Android phone. Can I fix with a registry key?

When I first plugged in my new phone, I accidentally clicked the box that makes Media Player start ever time the phone is plugged in. I want Photo. Have been through all the settings I can find. So ...
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Use one router for internet and another for phone line

I got a new router much faster than my current one. The problem with this router is that it doesn't support phone line. I tried to connect both routers, the current one for the phone line, and the ...
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Local password manager integrated with phone workflow

I get the idea why using a password manager is better. I'm also fond with the idea that data should be stored locally. But when it comes to integrating these ideas with my daily phone usage, I cannot ...
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Cannot add phone in settings Windows 10

I want to add my phone in Windows 10 Settings, but button "+" is not active. Also there is yellow text in the top of the window: Your organization decided to hide some of this parameters or control ...
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How to sleep computer (Win10) remotely using Android phone?

I was using Airytec Switch Off software which has a web interface and and ability to add and run own batch scripts so that's a nice solution even for some other tasks. But it's not updated for some ...
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Is there an api for Windows 10 Your Phone App?

Is there an api for Windows 10 Your Phone App? I am looking to use my phone as an sms gateway by using Your Phone App. I cannot find any code examples. Or is there another way to use my phone as sms ...
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How can audio be monitored on headphones during the recording?

I am recording audio with an external microphone that does have an extra headphone play-through jack, however I cannot hear the audio in the connected headphones. Some specific softwares like Audacity ...
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Asterisk: check original Caller ID on transfer

I am using Asterisk 16.5.0 with usecallmanager patch (which allow me to use Cisco phones features). We have a number of ConfBridge rooms, which are supposed to be called by employees only. Some ...
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PC's Wi-Fi connects on/off but phone wifi is always working

My PC half of the time cannot connect to the wifi, the icon on the bottom right (windows 10) has the yellow triangle beside it. However whenever that happens, I check my phone (P30 Lite) and it always ...
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How to get landline output to pc?

My landline phone has a line in and line out port. The phone line from the provider is connected to line in port. My laptop doesn't have a phone line cable port but only an ethernet port. Is there a ...
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Uses of RJ11 Port Other Than as A Landline

I have a very old laptop I use as a home server and it has an RJ11 port. Apart from calling through and from with this connection as a landline, are there any other practical uses for this today?
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How do I setup a phone that automatically presses 9 whenever it gets a call? [closed]

I am looking to automate a process where I need to press 9 on the keypad whenever I get a call from a certain number, though if this is done with some sort of server phone, I don't care who calls; ...
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Is there a way to use an Android mobile phone for “isolated storage”

Recently, manufacturers have been introducing Android mobile phones on the market with internal memory capacities of 256Gb, 512Gb, even 1Tb. Since that is more than enough for all my "phone needs", ...
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retrieve information on a locked s6 edge without hard reset

i have forgotten my pin on s6 edge and now i need to access the phone but i dont want to hard reset the phone because that will loose my data. I have tried with Fonlab and some other apps but all ...
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How to use a Windows 10 computer to make and receive POTS/PSTN phone calls in 2019?

I would like to connect a PSTN/POTS, RJ11 (or RJ12) cable to a device and connect that device to a Windows 10 USB receptacle. I would like to be able to make and receive phone calls using the default ...
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How does a router know which device handles calls?

How does a home router know which connected device is meant to handle a VOIP call? Is there a specific broadcast that is sent out? My home setup uses an analog telephone adapter (ATA) box in bridge ...
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Unable to connect a TTL to USB converter to a phone

I have been unable to connect the USB side of a TTL-to-USB converter to a phone by using a Female-Female USB A adapter and a normal mobile phone cable (which can handle data). This is the converter ...
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Decoding dtmf from sound card

I'm trying to decode DTMF (phone tones) from my linux sound card. I tried to use multimon. But when I run "multimon -a DTMF" as it says in the documentation, it doesn't work. Does anyone know how to ...
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Installation of Plasma Mobile on Nexus 5x failed “./fetch-demo.sh: 16: ./fetch-demo.sh: pushd: not found”

I recently bought a used Nexus 5X that has already been rooted and had Lineage OS installed on it. I wanted to convert it to Plasma Mobile but every time I try to flash it with the command sudo ./pm-...
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connected phone arrangment in windows explorer - windows 10

Windows10 - Windows Explorer with a USB connect Android (Samsung) not a major issue, it's really a small thing, but would be nicer having the phone not group up in the middle of "documents" "...
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How do I keep my bluetooth headphones from connecting to my windows 10 machine when it's connected to my phone?

My laptop (running Win10) repeatedly "steals" the bluetooth connection for my headphones while they're connected to my phone. The only way I've been able to prevent the headphones' connection from ...
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How can I access media on my OnePlus 5 with a Ubuntu OS?

So I want to move the photos on my OnePlus5 to my pc. My OS is Ubuntu 16.04. My PC recognises the device and also pops something up to install the drivers but none of them work for me. . I've tried ...
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Can I use my ethernet port on my pc as a phone line?

I have an ethernet port used for Internet, but since I bought a wireless adapter that port is no longer needed. So I thought instead can I use that port as a phone line and just plug a phone line ...
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Can I recover my Skype phone call records from 3-4 years ago?

Is there a way I can get my Skype phone call records (history) from 2013? If so, how?
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Carry phone and internet signal over powerline

I want to connect my phone with RJ11 and STB (IPTV) with RJ45 in another room, while extending the wifi signal. Regarding the phone, is it possible to do the following: Router with RJ11 -> Adapter ...
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How do I turn my spare Ethernet port into a network router?

Problem I have a laptop that is connected to the Internet via wifi. It also has a spare Ethernet port I never use. I have an IP phone that needs to be hard connected to a modem/router to connect to ...
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Phone_Pc connection problems

I have some problems with the USB connection between my phone (Huawei P8) and my PC (Windows 7 - x64). The problem When I connect my phone to the PC with the USB cable to transfer some files it ...
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Install OS on Galaxy S4 w/ broken screen [closed]

Note: This question is about interfacing a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a computer to install a new O/S so that I can use the phone as a server on my personal network. I have an Samsung Galaxy S4 with a ...
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Use a Desktop as a Phone

I am wondering if there is anything that would allow me to add WAN capabilities to my desktop computer. I have a couple of things in mind. 1) A box that connects via USB, which you can insert a SIM ...
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Is there such thing as: Phone <=> Ethernet Converter/Adapter

Consider two homes, one in San Diego and one in New York. Both have residential-grade ISPs and SonicWall SOHO routers. The SOHO routers connect to one another via site-to-site VPN so LAN members in ...
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Land line control using PC

I wish to control my land line from my PC. NOTE: I do not mean having a SIP client in my PC. Rather, I want to: control ON/OFF HOOK bring voice into the PC so that it can be processed using voice ...
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Cannot connect HTC 10 to Windows 10 USB device malfunctioned

When I connect my HTC 10 to my Windows 10 laptop, I get the error: "The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". It connects to my Windows 10 ...
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How do I match the different USB cable colors from two different USB cables?

I have two USB cord with the following color wires: Pink, grey, white and green. Red, white, black and green. How do I match them together?
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Mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy S6) keeps connecting and reconnecting when trying to connect with USB cable

I would like to ask for help with this problem which is extremely annoying. I have looked at several places but couldn't find any solution... The problem is simple: I plug my phone (Samsung ...
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Avoid giving phone number to Skype for Business (Lync)

I installed latest version of Skype for Business (Lync). It seems I successfully entered into my account, but after that there is a question which I have to answer: What's your phone number? ...
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Computer only boots when my phone is plugged in?

I'm aware it's common for computers to have booting trouble because of USB devices. I have the opposite problem. My computer will not turn on unless my phone is plugged in. If I try to turn my ...
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Phone Discharging When Connected to Laptop

I have got a Microsoft Lumia 532 which keeps discharging at a greater rate than normal when connected to my laptop (Dell XPS L502X) using a USB cable, instead of charging. I am not really sure about ...
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Why do laptops shut down at 7% but phones keep on going until 0% battery [closed]

Why do laptops shut down when their battery is almost empty? I'm basing my facts on Windows machines, but they always seem incapable of going past 7% without shutting down. Phones on the other hand, ...
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Connect Normal calls to Asterisk Server [closed]

I am trying to develop a phone system just like vitelity. I am using asterisk as backend. Main problem is to connect pstn call to my asterisk server. that is when i dial a number from my phone(...
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Why isn't my Android phone responding with USB connection?

I plugged in my USB connector to my computer and the device says it's "installed". I even waited a few minutes to make sure. Then when I tried to open up my media folder from the android phone on the ...
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how do I provision a hard phone for getonsip?

In provisioning a Cisco SPA 942 hardphone, branded Linksys, how do I finish the setup for getonsip (or onsip)? SIP Address: foo@getonsip.com Username: foo Domain: getonsip.com SIP Password: ...
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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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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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While play audio from phone via bluetooth, I need to keep windows (system tray) media play on top of other windows

I play music through my pc from my phone via bluetooth. I am looking for a setting to keep the windows media player on top of all windows. I am also looking to control player with media keys or ahk ...
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Use a TRRS aux port as analog video output

I found a 4 pin (TRRS) aux cable lying around with 3 RCA outputs (video and 2 channel audio. It was originally made for a Xbox 360. This got me to wondering: Would I be able to have video output ...
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Can I hook up another internet router to the phone line from the wall when the main router+modem is connected upstairs?

Us and the neighbors have been sharing an internet wifi connection through their router/modem one floor up from our apartment which has been working out ok. Streaming video works (just). However, the ...
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Can I use Cat5/Cat6 instead of phone cables

I wonder if I can replace the phone cable that connects my DSL router to the box outside the building with a Cat5/6 cable. The phone cable in use has only two wires inside it. So, I was wondering if ...
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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 ...