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Obnoxiously loud modem


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shannonRN

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My USrobotics modem is, as I said, obnoxiously loud when it dials up. The speaker volume setting under modem properties is slid all the way to off. Is there any other way to quiet it down?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Try turning your system speaker volume down during the dial up process. I have a US Robotics modem in one of my computers and it seems to report that sound based on the system volume

Edited by austin_o, 05 September 2005 - 06:50 AM.

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Hi.  Try turning your system speaker volume down during the dial up process.

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I believe that modems also have their own speakers. I heard this on "The Screen Savers" (now attack of the show) Also, when I choose what speakers I want to use, I get a "Modem line 0" So, It may be more then just turning down speaker volume.
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The dial up tones don't come from the system speakers but I assume from the modem itself. The sound comes from inside the tower at any rate. I'm ready to stuff a sock in it. :tazz:
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Yeah, I had the same problem with my old desktop, the original modem that came with it got fried by lightning through the phone line. I replaced it with a new US Robotics data/fax modem and it was obnoxiously loud. The old one dialed through the speakers, this one comes from the case. I didnt mess with it long enough to figure it out, as i am building anew pc now, but when i installed it, i didnt recognize a speaker. I would look at it now, but it was given to a family member who had theirs get fried.
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The dial up tones don't come from the system speakers but I assume from the modem itself.  The sound comes from inside the tower at any rate.  I'm ready to stuff a sock in it.  :tazz:

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good idea, just get dsl :)
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I live in the middle of nowhere. The only service other than dial up that I can access is satellite dsl through direct TV. It's expensive though--something like $599 for the receiver and $79 a month for the service.
DirectTV can bite me if they think I'm going to pay that! :tazz:
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