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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If the software that you are using with the modem does not have the ability to set the modem to autoanswer you will need to configure the modem manually. You will have to use Hyperterminal to enter the command into the modem's memory. (if you do not have Hyperterminal installed please add it by going to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows Setup > Communications > Details...)
Have the modem connected to your computer and ensure that it is working fine. Go to: Start > Programs > Accessories > [Communications] > Hyperterminal .... Hyperterm.exe > name the connection "modem" > Connect Using... Select COM3 or COM4 (on whichever port the modem was assigned to) > Bits per second 9600 > OK. After that try typing ATZ command and press ENTER (you may not see what you are typing). The response from the modem should be OK. Apply the following command:
Now write the new settings into the modem's memory by typing the following command and pressing Enter:
The response should be "OK" The modem will now be set to auto-answer after 3 rings.
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.
All versions of Windows are affected by this error.
No dial tone: There are many possible causes of a No Dial Tone Error.
try testing the modem's ability to detect dial tone and to dial by
using HyperTerminal with the direct to COM port connect method - see
Using HyperTerminal. If you give your modem an AT&FX1 command, and
then a dial command, dial-tone detection will be disabled; if you still
do not get dial tone, the modem may not be installed correctly
(especially if it is a PCI or soft-modem); or the cable from the modem
to the phone-line jack may be bad or installed in the wrong connector
on the modem - try another line cord, and make sure you are plugged in
to the LINE - not phone - jack on the modem. Plug a regular phone into
the phone jack on the modem and make sure it has dial tone. The modem
may also be defective. Many new modems come with an electronic circuit
instead of the traditional electro-mechanical relay used to take the
modem off-hook. Some of these designs are proving less reliable; often,
they will be 'stuck' in the off-hook position, so unplugging, the
plugging in the phone cord may give dial-tone. If this is the case, the
modem needs repair or replacement.
If the modem will blind
dial (x1), but not detect dial-tone otherwise, the problem is likely to
be in the proper selection of the Country in
Windows->ControlPanel->Telephony or in improper installation of
the modem or lack of support for your country in the driver you are
using. Check to see if there are updated drivers for your modem.
the modem dials properly with detection (x3) in HyperTerminal, but does
not detect dial tone when using DUNs, the problem may be DUNs (check
for upgrade or re-install) or the proper setup and modem selection for
the DUNs connectoid.
For Embarq telephone service customers,
this error can indicate that you have a message waiting in your
voicemail. Embarq changes the dial-tone sound to a "fast" busy signal
when a new message is present in your voicemail box. This "fast" busy
signal can confuse the modem into thinking there is no-dial tone
present on the line.
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.