I setup an old iMac G3 for my mildly autistic nephew to blog with. My sister has a dial-up connection for him and no calling waiting on her phone line. I've set the modem to never disconnect when idle as my sister requested. She's still having one problem with the dial-up setup in general. When she receives an incoming call, she actually wants the Internet connection to drop so she can take the call like her old WebTV did for her or at least know there was an incoming call. I don't see a setting anywhere for this and the only Google solutions I've found are to counter the behavior she is asking for with phone lines unlike hers that have call waiting.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated - whether with a built-in setting, Apple script, or third-party application. Thanks.
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Restart the computer.
Enter BIOS setup.
Click to "disable" both the COM1 and COM2 (or Serial1 and Serial 2) ports.
Save-and-exit from BIOS setup.
The modem should now be assigned as 'COM1', and should work.
Yes you need to connect to computer to receive and send fax........ Telephone as to connected to dial up modem of the computer if you dont have dial up modem then the faxing wont work.........
About Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection (DRPD)
"Distinctive Ring" is a service provided by some telephone service
providers. Two phone numbers are assigned to one phone line so that
you will hear different ring patterns for incoming phone calls than for
incoming faxes. If you subscribe to this service, follow the
instructions below to program your All-In-One to use it. On the X125:
Press Setup once, then press Menu nine (9) times until DRPD appears on the display. On the X63:
Press Setup once, then press Menu eight (8) times until DRPD appears on the display.
Press Options until you see Learn, and then press Start/Yes.
Dial the phone number that you want to use as a fax number. (Do this from a different phone line, not from the line the fax will be installed on.)
Press Menu until you see Fax Receive Mode on the display.
Press Options until you see DRPD, and then press Start/Yes. The All-In-One detects the ring pattern and answers all incoming faxes on the second ring.
Try this, assuming you're using Internet Explorer:
Go to Tools > Internet Options and select the Connections tab. Does it show your old dial-up connection in the list? If so highlight it and click on REMOVE.
Close IE and re-open it. It should now use the Belkin LAN connection.