MODEM Disconnects in Dial-Up

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I normally connect to the Internet through a cable modem, but since I am out of town and using someone else's connection (56k dial-up), I need to dial in through my Actiontec MD56ORD V92 MDC Modem. I first tried connecting using my AOL account, but the connection would be lost within a minute, if not within seconds. I made sure I had the right boxes clicked for Voice Mail, Call Waiting, etc. No luck. I ran through AOL's autofix without success. :(

Then I dialed in through my old ISP (IDT.NET) which I have not yet terminated. The same thing happened. I have to figure it has something to do with my modem settings...or does it?

Any ideas? Thanks, all! --Involved :D
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Aol ( AMERICAS CRPPIEST INTERNET SERVICE ) does not have the best tec support
how were you able to put up this post if you cant get internet??
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As mentioned in my post, "... the connection would be lost within a minute, if not within seconds."

IOW, I get on just long enough for a post or to download one or two emails before I'm disconnected.

Since it hapens with both AOL and my usual ISP, I figure it's the modem settings...or something along those lines.
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If you can figure up some terminal software.. try issuing the following modem AT commands...

Code: [ Select ]
AT&F
ATH0S0=0M1
  1. AT&F
  2. ATH0S0=0M1

AT&F reverts it back to the factory default settings.
ATH0 tells it to hangup the modem (some modems are "off-hook" by default
ATS0=0 set S register 0 to 0 (Can't remember exactly what SReg 0 is off-hand)
ATM1 turn the modem noise on (can be handy for listening out for line noise during connect - although, this could be overridden by the volume settings on your DUN connection).

Here's a URL with some commonly used AT Commands - Some AT commands can mess up your modem, and don't reset even with an AT&F, so be careful

Here's how to issue AT commands using Windows Hyperterminal

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