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HOW TO USE THE MAGICJACK WITH SKYPE AND A CORDLESS PHONE
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VoipDude
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: HOW TO USE THE MAGICJACK WITH SKYPE AND A CORDLESS PHONE Reply with quote

The key to making this work is a simple piece of software written by TigerJet. Since the MJ dongle is based on the TigerJet software and chip, it plays very nicely with this software.

The software I am speaking of is (IP Phone Center) by TigerJet.

1) Download this software for free, and run the install program. http://www.tjnet.com/software/ip_phone/installation.htm

2) Plug in your MJ dongle. Do not plug in the dongle before you have installed IP Phone Center.

3) While the MJ dongle is plugged in, stop the MJ software. Just use Stroths MJ Utility Suite 1.6 posted in this forum to stop the MJ software. If you will not be using MJ at all and want only to use Skype, then go to msconfig in windows, and under the Start tab, uncheck the following two items:

magicjack
cdloader2

4) Open IP Phone Center, and configure it for Skype. It will use your MJ dongle as a USB phone. Make sure you configure Skype to use the USB phone as the sound device for microphone & speakers.

5) Plug cordless phone of your choosing into MJ dongle and enjoy.

If you desire to use your MJ dongle as it was intended, then simply restart your MJ software.

Especially useful for those who have problems using MJ, and are using Skype instead or for those who have a dongle but no desire to renew their MJ service.

It works very well in my opinion. Obviously I have too much time on my hands, which how I discovered this nifty use of the MJ dongle.


The key features of the IP Phone Center software:
Full Skype interface API support.
Multiple languages interface support
SkypeOut call using the phone key pad
Rings on Skype's incoming call with caller ID
Use your choice of phone (including cordless phone)
Sound card independent and does not occupy your sound channel
New feature: Make Skype call from your Phone's history list.
New feature: Upload Skype contact list to your phone's history list. (Right Click IPC icon and click "Upload skype phone book")


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Magicjack support, tips, tricks, and hacks

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks VoipDude !!!

I'll bet this will be real popular with the folks that have jumped ship for whatever reason and are now using Skype.

I personally don't thing the Skype to standard phone adapters are all that good and most of the vendors/manufactures don't seem to really support the product very well.

Most of the drivers that I have used are somewhat aged and I don't know how well they would play with anything but XP.

This work-around you have come up with should at least work up to VISTA and possibly Windows 7.

Regards,

PS - could you possibly add what MJ stuff you turn off and how to go about it. - Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks promising, the software is designed for Skype
http://www.tjnet.com/software/ip_phone/index.htm

So can you confirm if all 3 below work properly?

CID display on the phone
Ring with incoming call
Dial from the phone
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HolmanGT Wrote:

PS - could you possibly add what MJ stuff you turn off and how to go about it. - Thanks.
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Yes, just use Stroths MJ Utility Suite 1.6 posted in this forum to stop the MJ software. If you will not be using MJ at all and want only to use Skype, then go to msconfig in windows, and under the Start tab, uncheck the following 2 items:

magicjack
cdloader2


I've updated the instructions to include this information.


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VoipDude
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote:
So can you confirm if all 3 below work properly?

CID display on the phone
Ring with incoming call
Dial from the phone


Yes, they do.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess this is the correct d/l page, or am I wrong:
http://www.handydataonline.com/ipsmart/downloads_en.htm
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VoipDude
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arcadia2uk wrote:
I guess this is the correct d/l page, or am I wrong:
http://www.handydataonline.com/ipsmart/downloads_en.htm


Yes, that is correct. I have updated the instructions to include this link. Thanks for the reminder.
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free2talk
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VoipDude,
Upon installing the software does it change the USB device in any way by writing anything to it ?What happens if MJ pushes out an update.
I intend to use for both skype and MJ so the question.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

free2talk wrote:
VoipDude,
Upon installing the software does it change the USB device in any way by writing anything to it ?What happens if MJ pushes out an update.
I intend to use for both skype and MJ so the question.


No, it does not change the USB device, nor does it write anything to the device. MJ updates will occur as usual.
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nestman
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how is this same thing accomplished on a Mac that is running MJ and Skype?
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no experience with Mac, so am unable to offer any information.
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NeonNexxus
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:37 am    Post subject: VoIPdude Reply with quote

I am a total noob on this.
And when i did installed the IPphone Center the MagicJack was not in the USB port.
Now After installing that i put the MJ back again .. stop the ervice with the utilities but i get ..
System error: mismatched audio devices. Please restart your pc
I did restarted but the same thing.
Any Ideas ?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the same message but I signed up for skype unlimited calling plan for $2.95 a month and used the mj to make about 6 calls so far and the calls have been crystal clear. It's a nice addition if your really worried about ever being cutoff for excessive calling. The other great thing is you come up unavailable so no need for any extra programs ever going down to block your caller id.
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waterborn0023
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: VoIPdude Reply with quote

"Now After installing that i put the MJ back again .. stop the ervice with the utilities but i get .. System error: mismatched audio devices. Please restart your pc."

I have the same problem. It would seem that much of the software from the install is not necessary - only the drivers for TigerJet hardware so Skype can see the MagicJack USB device. The TigerJet web site has locked out the drivers set download.

I would love to have the TJ drivers so I just use the MagicJack hardware with Skype. Any help out there?

Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The newer magicJack chips appear not to be compatible with the TJ software. Older dongles appear to work fine.
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