How to Use DSL With MagicJack

By Greyson Ferguson

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Step 5

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Dial any number in the United States and Canada.