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#1 Kike G.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:50 PM

Hi, everybody,

My T40 ThinkPad came with this built-in modem. I've been using it for my dial-up Internet connection and performed very well. However, now I'm trying to use it to make regular phone calls but it doesn't work (not internet phone calls, nor VoIP calls... just regular phone calls using my computer as a phone by plugging in my regular telephone wire).

First of all, I thought it was a problem of not having the right software. When trying to make a phone call with Phone Dialer 1.50 (developed for Microsoft by Active Voice and included in the Windows XP Professional package that came with my ThinkPad T40), there was no success: the computer was able to dial a regular local phone number; I heard the ring's; I heard the other person picking up the phone in the destination number; I even could hear his/her voice... but when I spoke it was impossible for the other person to hear me.

Then I tried installing Modem Spy. However, when installing, the program showed a weird message, something like: "No voice modem was detected", although it showed that Agere Systems AC'97 modem was selected as the default modem for phone calls.

So my question is: is it true that my Agere Systems AC'97 modem doesn't allow voice calls? Does it only work for dial-up internet connections?

Thanks for any your answers might be.

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Kike G.
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(Please, before considering my name as some kind of offense, take note that in my country---a Spanish-speaking one---it is not, it's just a man name, and it's pronounced differently).

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:04 PM

I know this is a HP site, but it's your modem and probably the best driver out there
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/genericSoftwareDownload
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:51 AM

I know this is a HP site, but it's your modem and probably the best driver out there
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/genericSoftwareDownload
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Hi, Mark,

Yes, I found that webpage while I was looking for information regarding my modem. However, there is only the modem driver and no information about it. What I need to know is if the modem is able for voice communication.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

Try it and find out. It won't hurt anything. You can always roll-back the driver
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:44 AM

Try it and find out. It won't hurt anything. You can always roll-back the driver
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Hi, Mark,

Thanks for the advice. Doesn't it matter that this driver is intended for HP and not for an IBM ThinkPad? Will it cause some trouble?

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:51 AM

It will either work...or not work.

When you try to install it, if XP flashes a message that it cannot find drivers for the device installed...that's a sign that the drivers won't work. If they install correctly, they will work.

If they install but don't work, you just remove them, via Device Manager and reinstall the old ones.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:01 PM

It will either work...or not work.

When you try to install it, if XP flashes a message that it cannot find drivers for the device installed...that's a sign that the drivers won't work. If they install correctly, they will work.

If they install but don't work, you just remove them, via Device Manager and reinstall the old ones.

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Thanks for the advice, man!

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Kike G.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:01 PM

The modem is the same, no matter what computer it's in
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