When I take a look at my com3 and com4 i see dial up modems there and they say they are working. However when i try to build a dial up connection in the wizard it tells me that "Windows cannot detect a dial up Modem"
I am attempting to set up my blackberry so that I can use it as a modem for my laptop. I can follow all of the steps given on several different online guides but when asked to set up a dial up network it says the computer cannot make the connection. Do i have to have a dial up modem to make this work? What else could be the problem?
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I have'nt used computer modems to fax in a long time, but will try to help, If you can edit the command line enter ATDT this command means Attention Dial Tone. Enter this command to see if you hear a Dial tone. I also suggest you try taking out the modem to reset it. let windows load without the modem in the computer then shut down windows compeletly and reinstall the modem so windows can reinstall the drivers for the hardware, if you have upgraded windows to a different version since you last faxed, then it would be wise to look for updated drivers.
The modem settings can be accessed through the windows control panel as follows:
•Opening the Control Panel The Windows Control Panel can be opened by: Selecting *Start > Control Panel (on Windows Vista) - OR - Start > Run > Type 'Control' and select OK (on Windows XP)
In the Control Panel, do the following: •Select Phone and Modem Options (Brings up the phone and modems properties sheet) •Click on the 'Modems' tab •Highlight the modem's name •Click the properties button •Look for the words 'Device Status' on that page. If the message box says 'This device is working properly' then the modem is working ok. The Phone and Modem Options also has a tab called 'Dialing Rules'. The dial tone might work if you 'Edit' the existing Dialing Rule or Create a 'New' Rule. When you 'Edit' or create a 'New' rule, enter the requested information as best you can. You can always go back and 'Edit' the rule to keep testing it. I hope this gives you some ideas for resolving the dial tone problem.
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This problem can
be due to the software not handling a certain dial tone rather than a
specific hardware fault. Around the world there is a variance in the
signal quality of the dial tone which causes a report of no dial tone
detection. Disable the dial tone detection to prevent the system from
trying to detect a dial tone.
Disabling dial tone detection for modems: Windows XP
Select Control Panel
Click Switch to Classic View to change the control panel view
Click Phone and Modem Options
Select the Modem Tab
Select the installed modem (Example: Lucent Technologies Soft Modem AMR)
Click the Properties button
Select the Modem tab in the Properties window
Click Wait for dial tone before dialing to remove the check from the checkbox
Select the Advanced tab
Add X3 to the Extra initialization commands field in the Extra Settings box
Click OK twice
Select Switch to Category View to change back the control panel view
Close Control Panel
if this does not work trying re-installing modem drivers.
ok, a modem on COM8 ? Normally modems are on COM1, COM3. You need to fix that problem first. Most softwares are not setup to scan that high for the modem. (ps: COM2, COM4 are usually for other devices - in the old days, mice were on COM2). Follow instructions:
Click over to MODEMS
Click on Proper MODEM
ADVANCED MODEM SETTINGS
Change COM8 port to COM3
click OK, probably going to have to restart computer.
Let's see if this actually solves the issue. if it did not and you need more help, contact me through this site and we will proceed forward.
why fight it , let it be on com 1 then, go into the bios and disable the serial ports . that may be the easiest fix as long as you don't need the serial port for anything. but if you have a serial mouse oh boy.
To access the ports you mean via the control panel. If it is an internal modem then XP would automatically install it as a hardware providing it is connected to the motherboard. I detected you saying that you rebuilt the PC. Have you slotted an internal modem into one of the periferal slots or did it use an external modem. Did you know you dont need a modem to logon to the net unless your dialing up? But if you use broadband most use an external modem that connects fast ethernet connection. But I suppose you know this after all you rebuilt the machine.