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#1 bilko


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Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:49 AM


sometimes when i boot up the computer (about 20% of the time) i get the following error message in the dial up box:

Failed to connect to remote computer.
No dial tone. Make sure the modem is correctly connected to the computer and phone line.

when i reboot again i can connect.


broadband connection (but this also happened with my dial up)
kerio free firewall (but it also did/does this with sygate and zonealarm)

i know i'm not infected with anything due to amount of anti everthing software.

any ideas or suggestion would be greatly accepted. or should i just live with it.
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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:18 PM

Hi bilko,
I can only speak about dial up systems, but there is a setting under 'Phone and Modem Options' in 'Control Panel', <your modem>>Properties>Modem. There is a button under 'Dial Control' called 'wait for dial tone before dialing'. If that is not ticked I would change it.
You could also put a comma (pause) in front of the dial-up number, which get the modem to wait a few seconds before blurting out the dial up numbers.

How this all applies to broadband where I thought you were supposed to be connected all the time I don't know.

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