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Modem Problem

I have microtek 56k external dialup modem. When I connect to internet, after few seconds, incoming of data bytes stops. When I disconnect and tries to reconnect an Error come ?ERROR OPENING PORT MODEM OR OTHER CONNECTING DEVICE FAILURE?.
PLEASE HELP ME TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM

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In reply to: Modem Problem

Unplug all connection to modem. Then reconnect everything. This may clean a dirty contact.

Use modem on another computer. If it works fine on another computer then it's the computer software causing the problem. Un-install and re-install modem software. It maybe the OS and not the modem software, this may require a re-install of OS to fix (not a job for a novice).

Sometime the ISP connection is the problem. Make sure by calling ISP that they are not having the problem. I have seen error messages like this when it was the ISP not providing a good signal.

The modem maybe going bad. Works for a few minutes and as the failing part hates up the modem shut down.

Hope this helps.

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I find if you wait a few minutes before retrying to connect again, you give time for things to settle down. That includes your s/w or h/w from being still being attached and/or the ISP releashing you. If anything, I hardly find an ISP say, "they're the cause of a problem", but contact them if you exhausted all hope. Usually, I just replace the modem as it maybe the cause(50/50) of the problem. Just be sure to uninstall any older modem drivers, etc.. The cost of a new modem isn't that great and worth it if only to be back online and you can say to the ISP, "I already exchanged the modem". You can try the diagnostic test of the modem before any dialing at its modem icon in control panel. Again, you can say, "I did that".

tada -----Willy Happy

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