If that doesn't work (because sometimes it doesn't), go to My Computer, Dial-Up Networking, right-click your DUN connection and choose properies, click Configure on the General tab. You can lower it there also.
And if that doesn't work, on the same place as Dark Star took you, choose the Connection tab, then click Advance and add 'm0' (no quotes and that's a zero not the letter) to the Extra settings.
ya little sneak!
You had me second guessing myself there when I looked at your post above mine again and saw it mentioned the m0 thing. Thought I was losing my mind til I saw the edit time! (don't do that to my mind - it's friday and I'm blonde - nuff said!)
I followed Dark Star's and Angel's directions to silence the dial-up connecting sounds (and screeches), and even rebooted, but still have the connecting sound. I know this is no real big deal, considering the world's problems.
Many months ago, I read online somewhere, I don't remember where, how to silence this sound. I then had AOL 6.0 ( from the mention of aol you must know I'm not pc literate). Well, I was able to silence the dial-up sounds. Now, I have upgraded to aol 7.0 and the dial-up sounds are back. But, only with 7.0, not with 6.0. ( I haven't removed 6.0 yet) AGain, this sound thing isn't all that important, I just thought it would be easy to silence it. And now that I'm hearing that screechy sound again, I appreciate the quiet.
Thank you for your help.
Am I just being dense here or am I the only one using a speaker system with a volume control knob?
During dial up I just turn the darned thing to the left and silence prevails.
If you go through the Connections or Settings route you will lose the ability, without revisiting those amendments you have made, to listen in to your modem when you suspect something else is going on with the line.
Silence may be golden, but I wouldn't perforate my eardrums just because my neighbour liked Napalm Death at full throttle!
You indicate that the dial-up/handshaking noises come from your speaker system?
That's odd. What brand of modem do you have?
All the modems I've used, have had a built-in speaker. It is this speaker that we have been attempting to quiet.
Depending on the modem driver, this can usually be done by using the slider-bar in Modem Properties, and if not, then by adding one of the intialization strings provided. I was thinking that the AOL connection software may over-ride these settings.
Assuming we are able to quiet BeeCool14's dial-up/handshaking noises, the sound can always re-enabled in order to listen to the connection. I've never really had consistant connection problems (knock on wood), so it's all just been noise to me.
Internal modem is an Arch Tek AMR 56k Modem Riser card and the sounds def. come out of my speaker system.
In Modem Properties I have volume slider adjusted to one click above the Off stop.
All sounds are controlled by my Creative SBLive! software and run through their 5.1 Surround Sound speaker system.
(Wife complaining of headache from connection screeching at full volume causing floor vibrations while testing.)
Entire sound output controlled by finger switch on underside of desk. There are n uncontrolled sounds emanating from the modem itself that are detectable.
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