How to Use DSL With MagicJack

by Greyson Ferguson
Chad Cogdill/Demand Media

If you don't want to pay a large monthly fee for a home-based phone line, you can use a MagicJack adapter with your computer. MagicJack is a device smaller than a pack of gum and works off of your DSL or cable Internet connection. Because you are not connected to any land-line service or paying a monthly bill, you can make phone calls to anywhere in the country without worrying about going over your minutes or being hit with additional long-distance fees.

Step 1

Connect the Ethernet cable into one of the Out ports on the DSL modem. Plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet port on the computer.

Step 2

Plug the MagicJack device into any USB port on your computer. You can purchase the device from most electronic stores or directly through the MagicJack website.

Step 3

Plug the phone cable into the line port on the MagicJack device. Connect the other end of the cable to the Line-In port on the telephone.

Step 4

Power on the computer and the DSL modem. You must have both turned on to make phone calls.

Dial any number in the United States and Canada.


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  • Chad Cogdill/Demand Media

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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