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Dirty dial_up sound on modem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PUG, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. PUG

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    Hi, on this current computer using win2k I have had problems with 2 modems when dialing, after pressing connect the modem noise is often very dirty and distorted sounding. Very rarely if I leave it to run will it ever connect. It sounds horrible and is not isolated to one modem. The phone shares the same line and has a message service that must be cleared before use, but even once cleared may still not work.

    More often than not I turn on comp and press IE shortcut and then press connect, sometimes Ive found it best to open another program 1st or reboot to get a clean signal from the modem.

    Works great once connected as I am now.

    Any ideas???
     
  2. columbo

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    Hi,

    Do you have a friend or relative that uses a different dial-up ISP? If so, then try dialing-in and connecting to their account.

    I'm guessing that the 2 modems you tried were different makes/models, so I think you can rule out a driver or hardware problem.....

    You could also try taking your system over to someone else's house (I know, this is a pain in the butt), however, it would allow you to determine whether or not the problem is with your physical line.

    Just a couple of suggestions.....

    Columbo
     
  3. PUG

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    Thankyou for your reply,

    yes the new location makes sense. will try that.
     
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