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Magicjack as dialtone generator

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Magicjack as dialtone generator

This is a bit long and complicated. TL;DR follows.

So I have a Dreamcast. I'd like to be able to play online games with it again. Problem is, I no longer have a Dialup ISP, and probably couldn't get one anyway because my home phone is now through Vonage. (also, a network card - a "broadband adapter" - for the Dreamcast costs a couple hundred bucks. I don't have that kind of money to blow.)

What a lot of people in my situation do is set up a computer with network access and a modem to act as an ISP locally, but this involves various dark arts such as getting the modems to answer without a ring or a dialtone, and inducing voltage on the phone line.

as I was plotting how to do this, I realized there are things like Magicjack now, that can generate line voltage and dialtone; I could just plug a socket splitter into the magicjack, route one wire to the PC modem, and the other to the Dreamcast modem, and have them call each other. However, I am not a rich man(see above) and don't want to pay for the service - just the dongle.

Is what I'm describing possible?

TL;DR want to use a magicjack dongle to generate dialtone/line voltage so that 2 computers using modems can call each other. No desire for MJ service. Possible?
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