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Modem noise - after connection

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by peteflynn, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. peteflynn

    peteflynn Thread Starter

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    After a new install of XP my modem is now making a hell of a noise after connecting.
    I've gone into Controlpanel->Modem Settings->modem-> and turned off/down the various "no speaker" options but nothing.

    Any ideas?

    cheers,
    Pete
     
  2. GwizJoe

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    I take it you are talking about the normal dialing of the modem when you connect.It typically sounds like a fast dial,followed by a few beeps,squacks,and hissing sounds.That is normal...
    However,it can get very annoying...

    I suspect that you shut off the case speaker from your previous action,but that won't do a thing to affect the system speaker signal.
    Can you tell if the sound is coming out of your system speakers,or just the case speaker?
     
  3. peteflynn

    peteflynn Thread Starter

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    case speaker.
    It's not the handshake noises, they are muted, it is the connected "online" hiss.
    Constant. Annoying. Can't surf...and..play...splintercell....argh
     
  4. GwizJoe

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    OK...
    In the sound adjustment sliders,do you have one active for the case speaker?
    If you look in the 'properties' you should be able to make it active and then mute the case speaker from there,or at least turn it down.
     
  5. peteflynn

    peteflynn Thread Starter

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    can't seem to find one...

    is it the same thing as the "pc-speaker" ? cos I can turn that off/on

    a mate told me I could go through Hyperterminal in Communications menu to directly access the modem int string. Could this be a way?

    I tried the "add commands" box in modem settings and added ATM0, but that didn't help.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Is this a USRobotics modem? I've seen several do that.

    Try updating the modem drivers from the manufacturers website (not microsoft) and the motherboard chipset drivers(ie via, intel, nvidia, ali, etc). Also did you change anything in the BIOS?

    There's no slider for this.
     
  7. peteflynn

    peteflynn Thread Starter

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    no it's not USRobotics...in fact I can't tell what it is. The chipset is Conextant (sp?) but there is no other markings on it. It was part of a premade system bought in 2000, and the job sheet from the shop just has "Soft56k PCI Modem" in the parts column.

    no I didn't change anything in the BIOS
     
  8. Triple6

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    A typical cheap software modem. Same advice though, worked for one, mught work for another. Here's a utility to determine the chipset of the motherboard and the make/model of the modem. Try to find new drivers online.

    http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

    For the modem look under Devices - Physical Devices and for the chipset look under Computer -> Motherboard Chipset.
     
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