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Modem dial tone in foreign country

By jtrudel ·
I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I have a user using a toshiba laptop w/built in modem. He is currently in Tokyo, Japan. Their dial tone is different than ours in that it pulses instead of a constant hum. When the modem is initialized, it says it can't find dial tone. Is there any way to configure the modem to acknowledge the foreign dial tone?

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by KathrynB In reply to Modem dial tone in foreig ...

Under the modem properties, there should be a box to check or uncheck, saying "Wait for dialtone" -- where it's located depends on the OS. Once you've unchecked that, you may need to modify the dialstring by adding commas (each signifying a 2 second pause) between parts of the number, especially if using a calling card.

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by Ann777 In reply to Modem dial tone in foreig ...

Within Windows, you can set your modem to "Pulse" mode instead od "tone."

Almost everything in the US is set to use "tone" settings; older phones had a switch to change between tone and pulse.

Japan may be using the "pulse" system. If that is the case then just reconfigure the modem to use pulse.

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