From: Kevin Dunleavy (kevind at domain iona.com)
Date: Wed 05 May 1999 - 11:49:22 IST
Joe Desbonnet wrote:
> I wish someone fill me in on the background to this problem. Its some
> subtle difference between phone standard here (and most of world) vs
> the UK.
I got a UK modem with my Gateway about 3 1/2 years ago. It didn't come
with a cable (damn Gateway - I know people who've got empty boxes from
them) so I bought a convertor from a shop in town. The guy in the store
said that it was just a matter of a capacitor that has something to do
with the ring signal.
When Gateway shipped me their cable, the convertor had no capacitor, it
just connected the four wires from the UK shaped connector to a US/Irish
shaped connector. It worked for ages without any problems.
So I wonder if it is only needed when you're receiving calls; but not
when you're making them?
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