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How can I use landline phone to turn on my pc after n number of rings? Answered

A device will be connected to the landline phone and after a number of rings will push the power button on my pc.

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2009-07-11

I believe that a fax modem can be set to "wake on ring". Look at your machine (inc BIOS) and see what you can find? L

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thinkdunson (author)2009-07-13

voice modems can be set to wake also. as far as an actual physical device, you could easily program a microcontroller to poll the line voltage and move a servo, or just wire it to the on switch to close when it detects a number of rings within a certain time.

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