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  • telephone dialing

    I have both version AlPHA4v6 and Alpha5

    The Alpha 5 will access my modem, but I have been unable to get ALPHA$v6 to get themodem to dial.

    My equipment is an IBM Thinkpad 380Z, running Win98[OEM version]
    The Modem is a Hayes-compatable IBM PC-card modem thatworks with all other software I use

    I se that the Modem Init string is quite different for the Alpha5 and a-4, so have tried the same string as in Alpha5 in the 4 setup area.

    Still no luck

    any ideas much appreciated.

    Charles Brown,

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    RE: telephone dialing


    I could be wrong, but I think alpha4 needs a modem that is physically connected to com 1, com 2, com 3, or com 4. The Windows' virtual environment will show 'Com2' but the actual dos memory and interrupt will not be like those in the real environment.

    I'm sure that your Thinkpad is not connecting its modem to a 'real' com port. In fact, if you look in the device manager it's probably running on Int10 or Int11 or whatever. The real physical com ports use Int3 and Int4. Alpha won't find it anywhere else. At least these are my findings.



    • #3
      RE: telephone dialing

      Ken thanbk you for the reply
      [concernin ginability to access Thinkpad modem with ALPHA4v6.11

      I went to device manager, and this isthe info,

      Input/output range 02f8-02ff
      Interupt request 03

      Com 2, 57,600

      Should this work???

      ByTheWay, I asked ALPHA about the upgrade to version 7, and was told that it would access thre modem... Is version 7 different in this regards??

      Again, Thanx.... Charles Brown, or I have an 800 number, 800-959-3379 if you care to leave a voic emessage



      • #4
        RE: telephone dialing


        YES it should work. Sorry about the delay - got caught up with the grandkids and Christmas travel and such.

        Make sure that the Alpha modem configuration for that db points to COM2. Probably the default 'modem.cfg' file will suffice.

        Incidentally, I procured a laptop for myself and was amazed to find a 'on-board modem' actually hard coded to COM2 - one of the ports Alpha loves. There is LIFE AFTER BIRTH, after all. And......."No Edna, the light at the end of the tunnel did not burn out!"

        Go for it Charlie



        • #5
          RE: telephone dialing


          Are you up and running with the phone yet. We haven't heard from you?

          Need more help?