Main Site Nav
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help    
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

a PAIN in the connection, modem and o...

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell Help Board » The Archive » a PAIN in the connection, modem and or internet connection problems « Previous Next »

Author Message
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

well where to start!!
lets say I'm online, connected. And I choose to disconnect from the internet.
If I try to reconnect I get an error message, something like "the modem is
being used by another program, close program". It's been like this for awhile
The problem also happened on another computer{compaq xe 560 win95} where after many
weeks of reinstalling the netscape dial upediton from my isp, and reinstalling
the modem disc files and tinkering with the com port settings and this and that
it finally went away. BUT like a dummie I didn't document what I was doing, so
I have know idea what I did. Now I have a homebuilt 233 with win95 OSR2, the modem
is a US Robotics 56k. AND now the problems on this computer. It's got to be some
silly setting I must be overlooking. I have this funny feeling that it's got something to do
with win95's various options when installing win95, like maybe ms exchange or Fax is
automatically doing something, but I'm not sure.
OK my only temp solution that I can do so that I can use the modem and get online
is that when I disconnect and before I shutdown, I have to go to System Properties,
click on the Device Manager tab and remove the modem files. Then shutdown, reboot up.
Win 95 finds the modem and reinstalls the drivers, I can then use the modem to connect,
BUT, I have to connect pretty much right off the bat, cause if I do much else then the
same thing happens{it's definitly a pain in the....}
Has anyone ran into a prob like this, any help or advice would be appreciated....
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

Here's something to try. Change the settings for the modem. In your system bios disable com2 or serial port B or whatever it's called. Then reinstall your modem. If the modem has jumpers then you'll have to set the jumpers to com2 irq3.
This here will garentee resources for the modem and not let it hold on to the com port. If it still does then there is a chance your modem might be bad.

Add Your Message Here
Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page