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Joined: 05 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Absolutely No Audio


Recently, I tried placing a call on my MagicJack, I heard the dial tone and I hear the numbers when I dial them, but when I put the right number, I don't hear the ringing, nor can I hear the person I'm calling. They can hear ME though, so I don't think my phone is broken. I can provide information needed, but right now I'm not sure what to provide.

I'm using Windows Firewall, and MagicJack is on its exception list. Also, I'm behind a Linksys WRT54G router, with firewall on. I've used the Router's Firewall with the MJ long before; its just now that I've been experiencing any problems.

My MJ's also been updated to the most recent version (or so I think; it updated the other morning, but I still couldn't make any proper calls).

Thanks in advance for any help that you may provide Smile
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Joined: 03 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject:

1) Play with the audio settings on the advanced menu. They should be only 1/3 of the way up but you might need to adjust them for your particular setup.

2) Try disconnecting the phone from the MJ and making calls from the softphone using a headset or just a microphone. Try it and see if there is any difference.

3) Try using another phone? If you scan this forum you'll see that users have had a large variety of success/failure with various phones. Some cordless phones work great and some don't work at all. Most corded phones work w/o any problems. If you're using a cordless phone, try swapping to a corded phone and see if that makes a difference. Also if you have another cordless phone (different make/model) you might try that too.

4) Update Your Softwear:

5) Try disabling the power management feature in each of the USB root hubs on your computer. For Windows XP go into the device manager for hardware and find the USB controller and hit the + sign to expand the listing. Under each USB root hub right click and pull up properties...Find the power management option and uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." Again make sure you do this for each of the USB root hubs listed.

6) Try a POWERED USB HUB. ( Sometimes this helps )

7) Disable Microsoft Defender ( Seems to work for some )

Cool Do Not Use The Crappy USB Extension Cord That Came With MagicJack!

1) Open Ports on your router ?
2) Open Ports In Windows Firewall ?
3) magicJack uses port 5060 and 5070 UDP.

1) A quality high-speed Internet connection will ensure a clear voice quality.
( Test it at: )
If you are experiencing an audio issue not related to your Internet connection:
Please try connecting your magicJack to a different USB port and try again

2) If that does not work:
Please turn of your modem and router (if you are using one) for 3 minutes. Then turn them back on again. Now unplug your magicJack and plug back it back in. After it starts up again, try to make a phone call.

3) If that does not work:
Please try using a different phone with your magicJack ( Corded Phone ) Not Wireless

4) If that does not work:
Right click on My Computer
Click Properties
Click the Advanced Tab
Under Performance, click Settings
Click the Advanced tab
Under Processor Scheduling, check the round button called Background Services
Click Apply
Click OK
Click OK again.
Now restart your magicJack and try a couple of calls to see if the quality improves.

5) If that does not work:
Please make sure that you have a good Ethernet cable connected from either your router/modem to your computer or from your modem to your router. Although some low priced Ethernet cables can handle Internet connections without any issues, they might affect the quality of your phone calls.

6) If that does not work:
If you are using the optional USB cord, please try without it.

7) Goto device manager and Change Your Network Adapter Settings..

A) Advanced Options Change: No - Flow Control ( Disabled )
( Sometimes This Helps )

B) Also Change Your Network Adapter Power Settings : Un-Check ( Save Power )

Please try the following steps carefully:
1. Right click on "my computer" then select "Properties".
2. Click the "Advanced Tab"
3. You will see a something called "Performance" click on the "Settings" button there.
4. Now click the "Advanced" Tab in there as well.
5. Now you will see something called "Processor Scheduling". There check the round button called "Background Services"
6. Now click "Apply" and then "OK"
7. Click "OK" again.
Now restart your magicJack and try a couple of calls to see if the quality improves.

Please try the following steps carefully:
1. Click on Start tab, open your Control Panel and double click on Internet Options.
2. On Internet Properties window, click on Privacy tab, slide the bar down to "allow all cookies"
3. Under Security tab click on "trusted sites" then click the "sites" button
4. Uncheck the box at bottom left of window that says "require server verification..."
5. Type the following address into the text bar.. click the "add" button.. Now type in the following address.. and click "add".
6. Unplug your magicJack and plug it back into a different usb port.

Please go to My computer and locate the drive named Vista Only, Phone, or removable disk (make sure it is the magicJack drive). Right click that drive, click format, and click start. Unplug magicJack, wait 15 seconds, and plug magicJack back in. You will need to download the magicJack upgrade again.

If None of the above works ...

Sounds Like you will have to email : Dan Borislow -
In the Subject use: I Need Help !
( Seems To Trigger a Auto Forward To Tech Support )
Tell Them you have tried everything on this list and then Ask to be moved to a better / Less used server!

Give it a try worked for me Smile

I will update as more stuff comes from this tech ...
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