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|Posted - 12/11/2005 10:41:28 PM |
I'm running Win98 SE on an IBM Thinkpad 390x which came with an internal Lucent WinModem (currently running IBM's version 5.44Fix driver).
I have the modem plugged into a splitter which also serves my kitchen phone. When I use the Suspend feature on the Thinkpad (Fn + F4, then touch Fn key to resume) the system will resume on its own if I pick up the phone - quite a nuisance if I pick up a home somewhere else in my abode.
Much research suggests this feature is set on by default. Is there a modem initialization string or some other script/command available to turn this feature off?
Any help here would be GREATLY appreciated.
|Posted - 12/16/2005 8:07:19 AM |
The behavior you describe is based upon the notebook's power/resume settings and are not under control of modem.
Go to Notebook's BIOS at bootup - disable any wake on ring or resume on ring setting for the modem;
|Posted - 12/16/2005 9:38:54 AM |
Thanks for the response Richard,
Did all of that - after much research that isn't the problem. Turns out this particular modem's Ring Indicator function is set to Resume by default, which is to say it will automatically respond to a phone signal, ie picked-up handset, if you have the modem plugged in. This per much research on IBM's site. Unfortunately they do not address how to disable this function, hence my query to the world at large.
PS - I was not able to find anything on Lucent's site, although I was able to determine that their modem business was spun off to a company called Agere - I'm off to research their site to see if I can find a solution for this annoyance.
|Posted - 12/17/2005 6:28:27 PM |
I don't think you can do anything with the modem/modem settings. There are 2 parts to resuming from standby - a signal from the peripheral and the hardware/os response to that signal.
You can't change the peripheral's sending a signal, what you are supposed to be able to change is the hardware/os response to that signal (ignore it, or resume).
Older PCs and older versions of Windows are often buggy/unreliable with respect to power management.
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