On Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:07:11 -0500, Sarang Lakare
>do u hear the dial-tone? if so, then its a common problem. sometimes modems
>are unable to detect dial tone. All you need to do is change the
>initialization string. look up u're manual and find the command to ask the
>modem not to detect dial tone and u're modem will work!
>> Hi all
>> Just got my non-winmodem modem and promptly erased all traces of windows
>> off the HD. did a clean install of Redhat 6.1 and fired up the modem
>> only to get "no dial tone". Did all the standard checks and every thing
>> was fine. Tried the modem on my kids win98 box. same msg.
>> Just out of curiosity I ran the modem thru the phone jack on the win
>> box and went from the winmodem to the wall jack. And damned if it
>> didn't work. Anyone have any Ideas what's up.
>> It's a Bestdata 56SX
Don't know if this is the reason, some phone services (companies) have
a feature that requires a slight delay during the dialing phase- a
call waiting or the like thing that I can't recall the name of right
now. I suspect that hooking up your real modem thru the win
modem adds enough passive (internal) electronics to create the
required delay, As said above the solution is to eliminate the
modem's need for a dial tone prior to dialing. There may be a setting
for this in your dialer (program) too.