From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Wed 05 May 1999 - 14:37:51 IST
Liam Bedford said:
> In message <199905051132.MAA25896 at domain charon.netnoteinc.com>, Justin Mason writes:
> >BTW I bought a UK 56k modem recently (Diamond Supra) and had to snip two
> >of the wires to get it to work; the symptom was that connecting the modem
> >cable to the modem and the wall socket killed dialtone, whether the modem
> >was on or not. Obviously bad.
> Internal? I came across one I sold my father that did the same thing, reported
> error if you had 4 wires in, no dialtone with the crossover, and worked
> when I tried the middle pair only out of frustration...
Well, bearing in mind all the immense hassle people here and elsewhere had
had with supposedly "non-winmodem" internal modems, I went for an external
and encountered this, so this can happen with externals too.
Your description is spot on BTW. I chalked it up to BT-style wiring in the
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