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johnnyboy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Easy way to use magicJack without usb dongle... Reply with quote

Here's how to use the magicJack service without plugging in the dongle...

1.plug in the magicJack dongle
2.copy the "magicJack" folder from the magicJack drive to a drive on the harddrive
for example, "C:\magicJack\"
3.[optional, but so it would be available for any user, and easier to access] copy the
"mjusbsp folder somewhere else
for example, "C:\mjusbsp\"
4.if no shortcut to magicJackLoader.exe, make one
5.open the properties page for the shortcut (right-click shortcut...properties)
6.replace the "Target" entry with:
"C:\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe" /foreground /scf _magicJackPersonalDataRoot "C:\magicJack"
(using drive letters for the drives the folders were copied to)
(notice the use of "magicJack.exe" rather than "magicJackLoader.exe"
7.put "C:\mjusbsp" in the "Start in" entry
8.using msconfig, disable the "cdloader2" entry in the Startup tab

start magicJack from the shortcut

for updates, plug in the dongle periodically to let updates occur and re-copy the folders...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Magicjack support, tips, tricks, and hacks


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Darkman90808
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnnyboy... apologies for asking the proverbial "dumb question" but where do you plug in the phone jack?
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johnnyboy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, this is assuming you will be using the computer with headset and not have to plug in a phone

I just personally prefer to use the computer and not have to use the usb hardware for it
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Darkman90808
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, "proverbial dumb question"... duh!

I tried using a headset once without very good results, so I pretty much forgot about it. Since I use a cordless handset with a headset for mobility, it's probably a moot point, but I like knowing it can be done anyway.

In the immortal words of magicjoe, "I love my little bundle of joy!"

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen many a post asking if that dongle was needed and I have even answered some with "Yes", but now you (if indeed your idea works) have shattered that knowledge base.
I do like the idea that you have to plug in to get any up-dates (which we all know that some of those "up-dates" are killers).

But I could never figure out why anyone wants to get rid of the dongle. I can't even see mine unless I really want to move stuff out of the way and all that.
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johnnyboy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a tablet pc and do not like the dongle sticking out and getting in the way of things.
It is just much more convenient
That, and also the usb port is free for other things that might be handy
Not to mention that it doesn't have to be passed from computer to computer
as you can duplicate the same thing on all computers as I do
Anyway, it does work very well.
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teddy_b
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... Can you run the softphone and make/receive calls on multiple computers then? Have you tried?
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johnnyboy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried it simultaneously yet... but yes.
I haven't tried running them simultaneously yet
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johnnyboy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it seems I forgot to mention one thing:

when setting this up, leave the dongle plugged in, but end both process "magicJack" and "mjsetup" from the processes list in the Task Manager
after copying the folders and setting up the shortcut, still do not unplug the dongle, but run magicJack from the harddrive for the first time with the dongle plugged in, else you will get an error saying the serial number has not been passed. so run it the first time with the dongle plugged in but make sure the processes have been stopped first, and you will be asked to log in by providing your email address and password
as soon as you are logged in and the service is active unplug the dongle
you can then run the program without the dongle.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnnyboy wrote:
it seems I forgot to mention one thing:

when setting this up, leave the dongle plugged in, but end both process "magicJack" and "mjsetup" from the processes list in the Task Manager
after copying the folders and setting up the shortcut, still do not unplug the dongle, but run magicJack from the harddrive for the first time with the dongle plugged in, else you will get an error saying the serial number has not been passed. so run it the first time with the dongle plugged in but make sure the processes have been stopped first, and you will be asked to log in by providing your email address and password
as soon as you are logged in and the service is active unplug the dongle
you can then run the program without the dongle.


Ok, this makes sense now. At first I was going to call bullshit because the serial needs to be passed and it is located in the USB registration data. Thanks for posting this information, it is very helpful.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it works, is definitely useful for travel and laptops. I may give it a try and see what happens.
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MajicHack
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this exactly need to be entered;
C:\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe" /foreground /scf _magicJackPersonalDataRoot "C:\magicJack" ?

or

C:\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe" /foreground /scf _C:\MagicJack "C:\magicJack

I entered it into target and start in exact as you posted. copied my folders as same names and locations as you.
c:\magjicJack
C:mjusbsp\
I get target is not valid.

please help!
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johnnyboy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MajicHack,

if you "get target is not valid" that's because it doesn't exist
That is it doesn't point to the actual folder you made...
or the file is missing or wrong ...

you said you copied everything exactly

did you put them on the "C:\" drive?
(I put mine on a separate partition "Z:\"
make sure you have the drive letter right
or make sure you really did copy exactly

it's more like this:
"path to my copied mjusbsp folder\magicJack.exe" .... "path to my copied magicJack folder"

also make sure you copied the Start in path correctly
check spelling"...
copy the folders before you enter the shortcut paths...
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TOF
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

strndedinalska wrote:
If it works, is definitely useful for travel and laptops. I may give it a try and see what happens.


I followed the instructions (both parts) and it works on my laptop.

1. You may have to migrate your addressbook.xml to the "c:\majicJack" folder and restart the magicJack to see the addresses.

2. Your 911 address may not show up. No problem for me.

3. Received conversations are good. Some transmitted conversations are loud enough but broken up. This could have been due to my wireless connection and/or having a USB laptop cooler pugged in.

Thanks johnnyboy for this innovation. Very Happy
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LisaD
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Johnyboy U R A GENIUS!! Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip!! Worked for me and what a difference!! Took me a whole 3 minutes to do..
One question..could it be possible to use your telephone modem in the pc so you can use your handset telephone?? you know what I mean??
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