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westwoodl

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hey people new to the forum, sometimes when i try to connect to the internet it says that there is no dial tone. Now i know there is a way of getting round this, i think its using the hyper terminal but i really can't remember. Could anyone help me so i know for the future when it happens again.

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um...if there's no dial tone on the line...then there's no dial tone on the line...are you sure it's not a problem with the phone line? when you get that message...have you ever tried picking up the phone and seeing if there is indeed a dial tone or not?
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If you have services such as Call Waiting or whatever on your line, you will not get a "proper" dialtone as such. You will need to turn off the option to wait for a tone, because the modem won't recognise the ever so slightly different tone you get with these services as "the" dial-tone.

The other option of course is to call up your telephone line provider and not subscribe to these features.
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Features such as call waiting will drop a connection but should not prevent one from getting dial tone. To determine if the line in fact is working, plug in a regular telephone. Then go off hook and listen for dial tone. If no dial tone, problem with the line needs to be referred to your local telco. If you find the line has dial tone, then look to the modem settings.
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