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Windows 7: Fax modem dialtone

02 Nov 2010   #1

Fax modem dialtone

Prior to installing Windows 7 I was able to hear the fax modem on the pc speaker. I also put a new MoBo in. Maybe no speaker on it. How can I check without opening the case? If there is pc speaker how do I get it to make the telephone sounds? If not, can I make the sounds on my regular speakers? I feel better when I know the modem is dialing.

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02 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

My modem was on a seperate card with the speaker.

This is what your moboard has onboard. Phy Gb LAN

You need a seperate modem card. That will have the speaker on it.

There is a way to turn the sound on and off or it will say Enable/Disable.

I don't have the modem installed on this PC.
I'll see if I can find where you would do the enable.

No luck on the MS web sight.

I have been off dial-up long enough I forgot how to do it.

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02 Nov 2010   #3

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

Far I can remember:

Right click on the modem icon, choose properties and there should be enable sound option there.
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02 Nov 2010   #4


All sound related opton are enabled. Still no dialtone or modem dialng. Can't hear anthing related to modem. I only use the modem to send faxes and that works. Is there anyway to use my other speakers?
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02 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You might want to delve further Google
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02 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise

I have an external dynalink modem with the audio line in/line out ports on the side.
I keep it for novelty reasons.
Back in the day when shi... stuff... was cool, it was just a matter of using a cable from the modem to the sound card line in. Havnt dealt with internal modems in a long time...

But now as Im typing this, I do remember there were those 'other commands' in the devices properties page.
s=1, either refered to sound=1 or speed=1.
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Go to Device Manager, right click the name/model of the modem, go to the Modem tab and move the Speaker volume slider to On.

EDIT: Scratch that. I just plugged in my USB modem and tried exactly what I stated and I couldn't get a sound either.
Working on it.
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03 Nov 2010   #8

W7 fax program does not recognize modem

I was able to send a fax from Windows 7 yesterday. Since then I updated the driver and the program now does not recognize the modem . I rolled back the driver but that did not help. Now all the faxes I try to send have a pending status.
Modem is Agere PCI-SV92PP Soft Modem
Fax program is Windows Fax and Scan (a part of Windows 7 Ultimate
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03 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Try a System Restore to before the driver update. BTW why did you update the driver if it was working OK?
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03 Nov 2010   #10


I don't know. I just can't resist keeping current.
Anyway, I uninstalled the modem and let Windows reinstall. Everything OK now Even have the dial tone thing working again
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