I have an old Dell Dimention 1100 desktop which I use for many small tasks. Its hidden in my livingroom and constantly switched on for automatically picking up emails and printing them out, hosting my printer on the network, hosting a private ftp service, receiving fax calls etc.
Im now experimenting further using the PCI fax modem that is installed, and I basically want to be able to easily record a telephone conversation on the phone line, handy for dealing with companys that try to screw us over. So far it almost works! with one slight problem.
I have Windows XP Home SP3 installed and the modem uses the soundcard to bring the sound through Windows.
I am using RecordPad to record the phone coversation from the modem, and I am using HyperTerminal to connect/disconnect the modem.
So, I open the terminal window in HyperTerminal and set RecordPad to automatically start recording on sound detection. I pickup my house phone and make a call. When I am ready to record I type in ATH1 in the terminal window, the modem connects and RecordPad begins recording. The problem I have is the modem automatically disconnects after a set time period. It seems for not been able to establish a connection with a remote device, and the maximum delay I can set in the modem is 255 seconds.
Is there a way to manually overide the automatic connection procedure, or increase the delay time to something more suitable? I have tried to use Phone Dialer, and Operator Assist but it makes no difference.
Any suggestions would be great!