How to use a telephone handset as mic and speaker for pc?

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hi
i have seen many people use telephone handsets for mics and speakers for their pcs.
i wish to do the same.
if any one here can help me????
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there is a sound card feature called "TAD-In" which is "Telephone Analog Device" -- depending on your computer configuration, you may have to have a bypass cable going from your MODEM into your SOUND CARD (sound card would probably have a "TAD" connection.


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Are you SURE these are actually telephone headsets?  The do make computer compatible speaker/mic devices that LOOK LIKE telephone handsets but in fact are not.

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Is this what your talking about?
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10310422&loc=101

You can hook one of these up and simply use your modem to dial out.
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thanks for the comments guys....
i'd like to add that my modem is inernal...
its a rockwell chipset modem with builtin sound card (wave artise)...
it is an ISA device.....
it has only one jack for telephone cable unloke the new cards with 2 cables...
i still need help..
then your going to have to go with the sound card headset hookup that joshbert shows, since my solution (real telephone headset) requires a modem with an "in and out" port

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I agree, please award points to joshbert, as he gives the correct answer for a modem with only 1 jack. - You *must* use sound card hookups in that situation.

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