Hi Jan, I believe a fix for that, is to go to the properties of the dial up, somewhere you will find a check box that says to dial only when a dial tone is detected. If you uncheck this, it will dial past the different sounding dial tone. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jan L. Hodges" <siriuswriter@xxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 8:17 AM Subject: [pcductape] Dialtone... | I may have discovered at least part of my problem with my computer not | detecting a dial tone. | | My computer is hooked into the main ( and now only) phone line. I have call | notes which allows me to stay online without being bumped by call waiting. | Anyone who leaves a message will trigger a page alert through my cell phone. | | When I kept getting the "no dialtone" message tonight, it took me several | hours to question whether or not the pulsating dial tone (which signals a | message has been left through Call Notes) could be the culprit. I cleared | the message and was instantly online. | | Although I can't remember if I had messages waiting the times I couldn't get | online recently, but it does sound more feasible a solution than my throwing | the Haitian Voodoo doll away. | | Jan | | PS thanks for all the grea suggestions. I am definitely going to try | cleaning out the box on the outside of my house where the lines come in. | | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to | pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field | OR by logging into the Web interface. | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.