DSL Modem: How to Record Phone Calls from DSL Input

Posted on 2006-03-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I'm currently using Sourceforge Audacity to record phone calls through a Radio Shack 3-port device that connects from my cell (or cordless) headphone sub-mini jack to the sound card microphone input on the ASUS 8N-SLI motherboard of my Windows XP system.

I would like to record phone calls directly from the DSL modem which is a 2-Wire modem and SBC DSL service provider. This has wireless capability, but I am using a direct cable connected from the modem to an ethernet card. The phone line comes from a standard wall jack and routes through a line splitter. One line goes to the DSL modem input, the other goes to the phone.

. . . . Is there a way to record directly from the ethernet card through which the DSL input is routed ? . . . .

Audacity shows several line inputs:
:: Phone Line, Microphone, Line In, CD Player, AUX, Stereo Mix, Mono Mix
  -> None of these provides recording capability from the phone line without an external input to the sound card.
Question by:WizeOwl
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    There are lot of softwares and shareware available to record telephone conversation on your PC. A simple google search would give you lots of list.

    A word of caution, many of those available applications work with VOIP phones, and may not work with ISDN, DSL line. So check before you buy / try. Also some applications requires normal modem to tap the signals.

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    You cannot record phone calls directly through your DSL modem, you must have an adapter to connect your phone line to your sound card.

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