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Dial-up Server Set No of Rings to Answer

By japanoy ·
I have set up the Dial-up server in Win2k using Routing and remote access.

But I want the server to answer the dial-in only after 8 rings contrary to current set up which is 2.

Can anybody provide a hint on how to set the number of rings before the server picks up?

Thank you.

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by NormH3 In reply to Dial-up Server Set No of ...

I copied this from an online source. Not sure if it will help your situation.

To change the number of rings before Dial up Networking Server answers:

Find the INF file for the modem in the \WINDOWS\INF directory. The filename will begin with "mdm" and end with characters desciptive of the manufacturer, ie. "supra" for Supra Express modem.
Make a copy of this file.
Edit this file with notepad and look for a string "HKR, Answer, 1,, "ATA<cr>".
Change to HKR, Answer, 1,, "None".
A few lines up from this should be the line HKR, Monitor, 1,, "ATS0=0<cr>" Change the value of the S0 register to the number of rings you would like to have the modem answer on.
Remove the modem by using the Control panel | System | Device Manager.
Reinstall the modem using the REFRESH Button.
This should install the modem using the updated INF file.


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by japanoy In reply to Dial-up Server Set No of ...

What i actually did to implement the suggested solution is a little different.

Seeing that the section in the INF file is a registry entry.
I proceeded directly to the Windows registry to implement the changes.
Use the "Edit -> Find" menu to search for "ATS0=0<cr>"

The relevant registry keys are:
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Control\Class\(classid refering to your hardware)\0000\Answer\1
set this key to "ATS0=8<cr>" w/o the quotes where 8 is my desired number of rings to answer.

HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Control\Class\(classid refering to your hardware)\0000\Monitor\1
set this key to "None" w/o the quotes.

Then reboot.

Additional note:
Should you decide to do the changes using the INF files.
This regkey:

HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Control\Class\(classid refering to your hardware)\0000\InfPath

contains the relevant inf file within "c:\windows\inf" directory. Because in my case where my Modem is
a diamond supra and the inf file is supposed to be something like "mdmsupr?.inf" and its not, its actually "oem3.inf"

Thanks again to Norm-Al :) for the original answer.

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