Cannot Hear Modem Dialing


Old 02-13-07, 01:17 PM
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Cannot Hear Modem Dialing

Good afternoon, is there any way I can tell if my modem (Agere Win Modem) has an integrated speaker. I have no problem connecting via dialup, but I cannot hear it dialing. I have checked the modem command and it is M2L2. I can hear a "click" but that is all. My OS is WinXP Home, my machine is a Compaq Presario, S6020WM. Thanks for any info
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Old 02-13-07, 02:07 PM
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My older HP machines had 'dial-up' tone when I connected to Dial-Up which was '' It was sometimes noisy, but I didn't mind it at all. However, newer HPs with more powerful features, I never heard any noise, not to mention 'Dial-up' tone that is like, ..... 'shuu,...shuu, ....shuu.'

If your HP machine is relatively newer one, then there is no dial-up tone to confirm a good connection-establishment, on which some folks prefer, but not for me. I love to hear 'dial-tone; to make certain for a succesful connection, although in the middle of night it was quite noisy due to stillness in the air of whole house.

In my suggestion, if you LOVE it to hear, then try to go to 'Live Chat,' by accessing HP Web-site < Customer Care < type: your PC name < type: issue
They might offer a good solution on this.
Old 02-13-07, 06:38 PM
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have a look here:

it's a lucent modem...agere is the name of their modem division.

make sure you have the latest drivers also. i havent used dialup in many years, but there used to be a software selection to hear modem or not. You should be able to look at it and see if there is a speaker on it. Some modems required hookup to the sound card. try to find the manual for your model number and have a look.
Old 02-14-07, 05:27 AM
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Start > Control Panel > System > Device Manager > Modems

Highlight the modem and right click, select Properties.
On one of those tabs will be a 'speaker volume' option.

Change it, OK out of everything and then dial something, see if you can hear it.
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Thanks all, tried everything, still no tone. Guess I'll punt. Thanks

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