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My modem has a mind of its own.

By ancosm ·
The setup.

I am running NT server w/ SP6a and IE5.
I have RAS configured w/ TCP/IP to dial into an local ISP.
My modem is a PowerCom 5634BTS 56K X2/V90.

The problem.

I start up my server box and log-in, but I do nothing else to the system.
After approx. 20 minutes the modem turns on and begins signaling.
It then sporadically makes my phone ring.

The phone is not connected through the modem, but is on the same line (ie. uses the same phone#/connection) as the modem.
Task Managerdoes not show any running processes that I can specifically attribute to the modem.
Logging off and logging back on does not stop the modem.

The only way I can kill the process is to restart my machine.

Hopefully, some good Samaritan among you will be able to help me solve this puzzle.

Any Takers?

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by tech In reply to My modem has a mind of it ...

Sounds like you have autodial enabled and some program want's internet access so ras is dialing up. As to why your phone is ringing I not sure. maybe your ISPs' number is busy and your phone is set up to redial until it becomes available in that case it would make you phone ring.

To disable autodial open up dial up networking and look at the settings under user settings there should be one there called autodial uncheck it.

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My modem has a mind of its own.

by ancosm In reply to My modem has a mind of it ...

To: tech@referralgenerator.cjb.net

I am sorry to have wasted your time by not including that in my setup info the fact that autodial is already disabled.

And, to make matters worse, the problem now occurs any time I have left my computer on for more than half an hour (even if I am using it).

Please let me know if you think of anything else.

PNuts

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