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mmhouse
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Looking for Thin Client suggestions.......

My sister recently got a MagicJack and asked me if she can replace her Vonage system with it. As I understand it looks like she can by adding a thin client. My questions follow.......

1. Since she is not technically oriented, if I set it up for her will it be trouble-free after that or will some technical knowledge/ability be required to keep it running smoothly?

2. If it's likely to be relatively trouble-free, is there a source for the thin-client system that others have experience with and would recommend?

The answers to these questions and any other relevant feedback (or references) would be appreciated.
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tony
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Joined: 04 May 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for Thin Client suggestions.......

mmhouse wrote:

1. Since she is not technically oriented, if I set it up for her will it be trouble-free after that or will some technical knowledge/ability be required to keep it running smoothly?

2. If it's likely to be relatively trouble-free, is there a source for the thin-client system that others have experience with and would recommend?


Hi, the beauty of a thin client is once it's set up and locked down to any unauthorized changes, it just keeps working. If you visit your sister's on occasion, you can take care of incorporating any MJ updates. Or if you set up remote control (Teamviewer or RealVNC), you can manage the thin client from afar. So yes, a thin client will be pretty much trouble free.

On your second question, a good place is to eBay. Look for a T5700, T5710 or better that is running embedded Windows XP (i.e., XPe). There is tons of info on how to set up a thin client. Search for "dummies guide" here.

Good luck.
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mmhouse
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for Thin Client suggestions.......

tony wrote:
mmhouse wrote:

1. Since she is not technically oriented, if I set it up for her will it be trouble-free after that or will some technical knowledge/ability be required to keep it running smoothly?

2. If it's likely to be relatively trouble-free, is there a source for the thin-client system that others have experience with and would recommend?


Hi, the beauty of a thin client is once it's set up and locked down to any unauthorized changes, it just keeps working. If you visit your sister's on occasion, you can take care of incorporating any MJ updates. Or if you set up remote control (Teamviewer or RealVNC), you can manage the thin client from afar. So yes, a thin client will be pretty much trouble free.

On your second question, a good place is to eBay. Look for a T5700, T5710 or better that is running embedded Windows XP (i.e., XPe). There is tons of info on how to set up a thin client. Search for "dummies guide" here.

Good luck.


The "dummy" stuff is definitely right up my alley! Laughing

Seriously, thanks much Tony, and feedback from others is welcome. I'm a newbie here and to MagicJack but fairly technically oriented and I catch on quickly.

And your reply raises another question....

How often are MagicJack updates on the thin-clent necessary? If they're not applied timely does it cause problems with the service?
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