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|Posted - 1/25/2008 11:27:28 AM |
My IBM ThinkPad T40 came with an Agere Systems AC'97 built-in modem. When trying to use the computer as a phone apparel (having my regular phone line wire connected to modem port and using dialer.exe from Windows XP), I could effectively dial a regular local phone number from my address book, hear the destination phone ringing and even hear the voice of the person who attended the call... but this person was unable to hear my voice. The laptop has built-in microphone and speakers, so I didn't understand what the problem was. So here are my questions:
a) May it be a software problem? Should I look for some other software?
b) I did try by using a different software. While installing it, a configuration message appeared, saying that it didn't find any voice modem, although AC'97 was marked as default. Is it true that Agere AC'97 doesn't support voice communication?
c) If the answer to b is "Yes, it doesn't support": is there a way to enable this function? Maybe with a new driver? Maybe with a corrective patch or something?
Thanks for any advice.
|Posted - 2/11/2008 8:47:40 PM |
Dialer is only a dialer - uses the modem to dial. It is not designed to allow voice communication - you need to have a regular phone attached to the phone line, and after the party answers, pick it up and use it to communicate.
You cannot use computer/microphone to send audio to the modem.
|Posted - 2/12/2008 8:03:16 AM |
Thanks for your answer. The fact is that, actually, in my old 600E ThinkPad I did could use my microphone to send audio to the modem (ACP 56 K internal modem). I was able to speak 600E to make regular phone calls using a software called RingCentral Fax that came preinstalled on it.
So I was looking forward to repeat the experience on the T40.
So, how do I know if my modem is Data/fax/voice or Data/fax/voice/speakerphone? I looked up for some information on the manufacturer's website, but I didn't find anything (basically because the manufacturer doesn't exist anymore). Is there a way to discover it without opening the laptop?
|Posted - 2/12/2008 9:52:17 AM |
A speakerphone modem will have a connector or interface to the sound card, and come with software to support the functionality.... The Agere modem included with the T40 is not a speakerphone modem.
|Posted - 2/12/2008 10:07:50 AM |
Oh... I'm disappointed, man...
Thank you very much for the information.
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