Getting fax modem to disconnect for calls

December 10, 2009 at 10:44:01
Specs: Windows Vista
When my telephone rings, I want my modem to disconnect. I have an HP a6500f (Vista Home Premium) with a PCIe Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP from Conexant Systems (I couldn't find specific model no.). Earthlink is my ISP and I usually browse using Firefox, or, once in awhile IE or Safari. I use a land line for dial-up (only option in area). A cord runs from the jack into a power bar/ surge protector. From the power bar, a cord connects to the telephone and another cord connects to the PC. I have call waiting but nothing is set to ignore call waiting. I've tried turning off buffers and error control, and adding S10=3 and S10=1 as extra initialization commands, plus some other things like switching cords. Is there something else I can try in order to get the modem to disconnect when the telephone rings?

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December 10, 2009 at 10:51:00
If you are connected via modem the phone should never ring. The caller would get a busy signal.

This makes your post confusing.

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December 10, 2009 at 11:06:19
Yes, but there are ways to get the modem to disconnect either by responding to the noise created by the attempt for the call to come through, or by allowing the call waiting beep to be heard, etc. On older PCs and different Os systems, I know how to tweak these things and did so successfully. Whenever the telephone rang, the modem would automatically be disconnected. An older version of Windows Media used to even have a callerid feature which did the same thing. So, again, the caller hears a busy signal, but this CAN be changed. I just don't know how.

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December 10, 2009 at 11:16:19
do you have the call waiting feature on your phone line?
without a feature to interrupt the call the modem will never know the difference.

one of the reasons I loved my voice fax modem.

Perhaps this will help

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December 10, 2009 at 22:18:13
Yeah, you need call waiting and a V92 modem. You probably have both. I think it's software that came with the modem that allowed the switching. If there's no model number on the card you can get more info by googling the conexant chip number.

You might check this too:

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