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#1 Geneva

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:20 PM

I need more power from my usb port on my computer. I have a magic jack phone connection to the internet and although it works ok for outgoing calls there is no ring on incomming calls unless the cord to phone is 6 ft or less. I presume that my usb ports are weak and wonder if by adding a usb ac powered port it would provide the jack with more power?

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

found this:
http://www.cutmybills.org/free-phone/magic-jack-power.htm

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:40 PM

found this:
http://www.cutmybills.org/free-phone/magic-jack-power.htm

That is not the problem thanks. The problem is that the magic Jack itself needs to have no more than 6 ft of cord to the phone. Since I have multiple phones connected, there is not enough power from the magic jack to cause the phones to ring. What I need is some info on how to boost the power from the magic jack to the phones so that it will carry up to 100 ft.

I can use usb repeater cable which comes in 16 ft lengths from monoprice for up to 80 ft then go to a hub but still will not have enough power to RING 3 phones.

Does anyone know how to boost the power from the magic jack to the phone?

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 12:56 PM

I use magic jack as well. But our set-ups are apparently different.

Where it sounds like you have several phone lines hooked into your magic jack which is not the intended set-up. I use a phone set-up like this. EXAMPLES. Only the base station needs to be hooked to the magic jack. The handsets only need an AC outlet.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:20 PM

I use magic jack as well. But our set-ups are apparently different.

Where it sounds like you have several phone lines hooked into your magic jack which is not the intended set-up. I use a phone set-up like this. EXAMPLES. Only the base station needs to be hooked to the magic jack. The handsets only need an AC is cautlet.

I found the following
http://www.sandman.com/ringvoltbul.html
They have a ring booster which is expensive but may solve the problem.
Phones listed in your examples are reported not to ring so the problem is not enough REN. The ring is where most of the voltage goes. The origonal ring was a sine wave and the phone company put out 5 REN so a household could have the bells work on 1973 telephone for up to 5 phones. Now we have VOIP devices that put out square wave, trapazoid etc and the cycles are not t
necessary the normal 20 cps. in the 2 4 patern.

Edited by Geneva, 02 August 2009 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:33 PM

That is an option. I did not look at the cost.

If the cordless phones do not fit your needs. My 1 base station with two sub-stations, totaling 3 handsets and can be expanded was under $100.00 at a local large retailer.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:56 PM

This thread:
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20109198-...sing-extentions
suggest there is a power booster that will work, here:
http://www.sandman.com/
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