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#1 bruinator

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

Hi, I have tried various software of caller id for pc but none of them are showing the number on my pc. The all recognize the modem and drivers. I am using an external usb modem. I use vonage as my phone service so the phone line is coming in from the phone jack and is plugged into my vonage device and on the port that goes to the phone I have a splitter on it with one rj11 line going directly to my phone and another rj11 going to my PC.

What could be preventing the phone number from displaying on my PC?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

Never worked for me either. But I'll be willing to bet it's a popup blocker, script blocker or any of a myriad collection of antivirus/malware tools actions. I gave up and just looked on the phone display.

Hope somebody else can prove me wrong or know how to resolve it.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

I had it working OK until I reinstalled my OS so I know it is possible.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

The only program of this type that I've had work right is PhoneTray. But I've never tried it with Vonage or an external USB modem. Maybe split the phone line at the phone jack so one line is going directly from the phone jack to the modem and one to the Vonage device?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

yES PHONE TRAY WAS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED FOE\R ME TOO, wILL TRY WHAT YOU SUGGESTED, tHZ fb.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

all is working now. thx

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

Never worked for me either. But I'll be willing to bet it's a popup blocker, script blocker or any of a myriad collection of antivirus/malware tools actions. I gave up and just looked on the phone display.

Hope somebody else can prove me wrong or know how to resolve it.

it helps when one plugs the correct rj11 line into phone splitter. lol

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

That wasn't the problem for me. I verified all connectors/cables and even went so far as to have them tested and certified. I even tagged them at each end with circuit ID's or phone numbers. Still couldn't get it to work.

Glad yours was a simple human implementation fix.

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