RE: Win95 Dialup - FIX

Christopher Dickens (
Sat, 17 May 1997 16:56:41 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 17 May 1997, David Ward wrote:

>> I have a Win 95 system running DESGui and DESChall4. My problem is that
>> if I have voicemail it won't dial out. I set it to not check for
>> dialtone and it works fine. However if I'm talking on the phone the
>> computer breaks in and dials. It's highly disturbing is there any
>> workaround?

> I am not an expert, but I believe there is a modem command that causes
> the modem to wait before checking for dialtone. That way it skips over
> the voice mail sign. If you can't find it in your manual, I am sure
> someone on the list can give more detail.

Once again, to pass up these kinds of tones, place a "w" before the number
to dial. This will make MOST modems "W"ait for a dial-tone before dialing
for about 15 seconds rather than a default 1-2. It was added for this
very reason.

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