I have a USR 5686e dial up modem that won't dial out anymore. Everytime I hook it up to a phone jack, everything in the house loses a dial tone. The modem is detected by windows, and turns on, statis lights and all, and it will try to dial out, but it gives the error "No Dial Tone"
I think that when a tree fell on our phone line (three times in two weeks 0_0), that maybe it shorted something out inside the modem. Does anyone know what might of went bad, and can you find those parts at Radio Shack or somewhere? For the modem to work, I think it might be something simple, and not a major circuit board (at least I hope).
We have DSL now, but I could always use a good backup modem, even if it is slow.
Thanks in advanced!