Hi Vic, All I know is that I'm glad the year is almost over because I've way exceeded my mistake quota for this one. Interesting web site, but even that can't be simple, with 15 definitions fir KISS. LOL Chuck -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Victor Firestone Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 10:40 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error Chuck, You never know - even I have made dumb mistakes at times. I subscribe to the "KISS" principle, [especially since this is a gal, LOL]. KISS = http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?String=exact&Acronym=KISS&Find=Fin d TTFN - Vic > ------------Original Message------------- > From: "Chuck Haller" <teknospud@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Sat, Aug-30-2003 5:17 AM > Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error > > Ooooo! Vic, are you ever the optimist?? > Although I have seen it happen. One afternoon I watched 3 guys in my > class try to "fix" a sound card. Finally after two hours and hearing them > starting to argue rather loudly about drivers and such; that I walked over > to where they were working to calm things down. Interestingly, I had walked > up behind the machine instead of in front where they were; it was painfully > obvious that the speaker jack was plugged into the "Line in". > Three more attentive and quiet guys you never saw. > > Chuck > > [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Victor Firestone > Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 7:36 PM > To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error > > Barbara, > > I know this is a sliiy question..........but.............sometimes we miss > the basics > > Do those modems have 2 places to put the phone cord in at the back???? Are > you sure you are putting the phone cord in the right one??? > > TTFN > > Vic > From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > On Behalf Of Barbara Schonfeld > Sent: Friday, 29 August, 2003 20:37 > To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error > > Hi Bob. > Yeah I switched phone cords and checked with good phone..etc... I didnt > think to write down error...so will have to do that later this weekend. I > just find it rather unusual that both computers say port open..etc..then > when i tried phone dialer on computer< i usually do that..sometimes to see > if it actually dials...>I get message that the thing is being used by > another program... So I think I will have them bring computers to my > house<I'm still not walking good enough to make another trip there..> and I > think I will blow the crud out of box, then take modems out. of box > completely and start by scratch. I just wondered if anybody had ever > encountered something like this..2 in one home..same phone lines..dial up > access.... later this weekend when I get time..I will up date every one on > what i find out. Barbara > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 11:02 AM > Subject: [pcductape] Re: win98se port open error 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.