July 21st, 2002, 01:41 PM
Turning of modem dialling sound in XP
How can I turn off the sounds my modem makes when it dials to connect to the net?
July 21st, 2002, 03:51 PM
Modem sound is usually controlled through the use of an initialization string. With it, you can control several different parameters of your modem. Most modems follow a standard of initialization codes for controlling parameters, but yours may be different, so this may not work. Hunt around in your modem's properties for a text box labeled "Extra Settings". If there currently is a string in there, leave it, but include &M0. If there is no string in there currently, use the full string AT&M0. That will set your modem speaker volume to nothing. This will work on most modems, as I said before. If it doesn't work for yours, do a google search for your modem's name and "init string".
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July 21st, 2002, 09:06 PM
You can probably also change it from your Control Panel settings. Go to the Phone and Modem Options Control Panel apploet. Click on the tab labeled "Modems" and click "Properties" on the bottom. Click on the "Modem" tab of the dialog that appears, you can change to volume of the modem speaker.
July 21st, 2002, 09:20 PM
In W9x, if I recall, there are 2 points you need to address.
The modem options in the control panel as well as the properties of your dial-up networking icon.
Have not tried to do this in XP, but the same may hold.
Good luck! On my CEO's Sony VAIO, the sound the modem made when dialing was LOUD and terrible :-(
July 21st, 2002, 09:21 PM
Maybe you have a good reason to turn your modem sounds off, but if it's just because it annoys you, I'd reconsider... There's enough malicious software out there that closes the dial-in to your ISP, and instead makes the modem dial in to an expensive pay-number. You won't be the first one who gets a huge phone-bill... Btw: most of these malicious software's first 'tasks' is turning off your modem sounds. Just a thought...
July 21st, 2002, 09:30 PM
hmmm, in the modem properties box the volume is set to Off, and i even turned off all the other volumes, but i still get the sound.
July 21st, 2002, 09:33 PM
Try as delyn-WK suggested, and check the properties of the actual Dial-Up connection. Also, does the sound come through the modem's internal speaker or through your external speakers? That can make a difference...
July 21st, 2002, 09:50 PM
I would heed Negative's warning. I addressed this concern in a previous post of mine concerning a very annoying spyware injection/virus called 123dialer. No problem if the phone line that is connected to your computer is without long distance service, but a huge problem if long distance calls are allowed, especially if you can't hear the modem disconnect and redial to South America...
Just beware of such possibilities, since the crooks rely on our thoughtlessness...
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July 21st, 2002, 11:15 PM
You can't turn off the sound on all modems. Some times you can and some you can't.
Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.
July 21st, 2002, 11:26 PM
i believe someone else said this but, AT&M0 works well.
another thing to try is..
goto your device manager (it varies) i'musing windows xp.
find mondems, expand it, then open yours.
click on the tab, that says "modem".
there you will find: speaker volume, slide it the entire way left.
and there you go. Thank me later =)
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