dialling out using ME

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AJGlasgow

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My friend uses a Windows ME computer from his office and to is using a fax line to dial out. The problem is that he has to dial 9 in order to get an outside line, but he is having problems dialling out as the line is quite slow as he thinks the problem is because he has to dial 9 first and then the PC gets itself into a mess therafter trying to dial the actual number as the outside line has not been established yet. He has heard something about putting a wildcard after the 9 so as to delay the actual dialling of the number until the outside line has been established, but i am not sure what this is.... Any thoughts?
 
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You actually want to put a comma after the 9 and before the ISP's number. This will dial the 9 and then pause the dial-out process for 5 seconds until the outside line has been raised.
 
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The delay isn't always 5 seconds for each comma. That depends on other settings within the modem initialization string. It could be one second--or two, so you might need more than one comma to get the delay you need.
 
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