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|Posted - 11/14/2000 7:30:56 PM |
I built a system using a Tyan S2390 motherboard and I am running Windows NT 4.0 with SP5.
I am using a USR 5687 (56K) internal ISA modem. I keep getting disconnected from my ISP after about 1 minute of inactivity. I have connected my old PC and it doesn't disconnect after a period of inactivity.
It appears that the APM function in the BIOS is disconnecting the COM ports after a period of inactivity. Tyan technical support tells me I need to check my modem settings to see if it is set to disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. That is not the problem. They can not tell me how to disable the APM/ACPI functions in the BIOS or how to get around this problem. I have seen posting on Deja.com from people running Linux and stating that they had to use external modems or use PCI modems.
I connected an external USR 83901 (28.8K) modem and experience the same problem. I have also tried to disable APM, ACPI and set the modem IRQ in the Advanced Power Management section of the BIOS without any luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|Posted - 11/17/2000 8:07:05 AM |
Not sure, but perhaps the problem is of a different nature (ie, not something to do with APM/MB at all)?
Try to log in to your ISP using Hyperterminal and see how long it will stay connected when idle (you can't do anything after login to ISP w/ Hyperterminal anyway).
Try another ISP test connection if possible.
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