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By davew ·
I have a CTX laptop with a PCMCIA modem card. The telephone connection to the ISP is through a 'switchboard', the client needs to dial '9' to make an outside call. The modem connects to the ISP when connected to a phone line that does not require the initial '9'. The modem will dial, contact the ISP then disconnect. Any suggestions for a string that might work?

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by netfinder In reply to Card Modem

Hi,
im not sure if this will work, but you can try it. I had to do it once with the call waiting feature.

In the dial properties, where you enter the phone number for your ISP, put the 9 then 2 commas (,,). Each comma you put tells the computer to wait 1 second before dialing. My ISP told me to use 2 commas instead of 1 to solve my call waiting issue, this might be the case for you dialing a prefix.

Let me know. The Netfinder

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by davew In reply to Card Modem

I can get through to the ISP, but still no connection. It works fine when I use a line outside of the "switchboard" set up.

Thanks

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by allan In reply to Card Modem

Sometimes the dialtone on exchanges can be a little different - hardly detectable to the ear but sometimes stops the modem detecting - switch off dial tone detect & try again.

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by davew In reply to Card Modem

I can get through to the ISP, but no connection. It works fine outside the "switchboard" on a regular line.

Thanks

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by William Jay In reply to Card Modem

Both answers have merit, and can help solve the problem. And you may want to create two dialup accounts, named like "inside the office" and "outside the office", to hold the different settings. The comma is programmable as far as duration is concerned, but the main thing it is used for is to allow the sometimes sluggish phone system to do the thing and connect, so adding a comma or two before the 9 as well as after may give the modem and phone system time to make the appropriate connection ...

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by davew In reply to Card Modem

I can contact the ISP, but the modems won't talk. It works ok when I am on a line that does not go through the "switchboard".

Thanks

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