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Author Topic: Looking for modem comm / testing freeware  (Read 2201 times)

AzureToad

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Looking for modem comm / testing freeware
« on: July 01, 2009, 01:34:50 PM »
I need a free / open source program that would let me connect to another computer over a modem.
I use Procomm on my PC, but at client sites, I simply need to test for a good phone connection on their modem.
Client OS is Win2K3 or Win2K8 server.

Google wasn't a lot of help...
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Re: Looking for modem comm / testing freeware
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 01:45:34 PM »
HyperTerminal won't do?  AFAIK, it's on most every version of Windows since the start.  Start --> Run --> hypertrm.exe
« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 01:47:21 PM by skwire »

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Re: Looking for modem comm / testing freeware
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 03:03:58 PM »
Hyperterm is no longer available for Windows 2008 server.
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Re: Looking for modem comm / testing freeware
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 03:08:54 PM »
Open up any terminal application (Hyperterm in Windows or a portable copy of PuTTY), select the modem and issue the following commands followed by a return at the prompt:

Note: you may need to enable LOCAL ECHO in your terminal application to see what you're typing. If you're comfortable typing "blind" then don't worry about it. These commands are short and not case sensitive.

Enter AT (the modem should respond Ok)

Then enter AT V1 (sets modem to respond in verbose mode using words)

Then enter AT L2 (sets the speaker volume to medium loud. You can also enter L1, L2, or L3)

Then enter AT H1 (takes the modem off hook)

If you hear the  dial tone coming from the modem's speaker, your line connection is good


Now you can test your connection to make sure everything is working correctly.

Enter AT H0 (hangs up modem)

Then try dialing out to a known modem number:

Enter ATDT {some phone number} (Example: ATDT 2225551212 - you'll hear it dialing, and it should connect.)

That's all there is to it.

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If you don't have Hyperterminal on your machine, grab a free copy of PuTTY Portable from this link:

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If you're doing any kind of tech support you need to have a copy of this great little app. Spend some time getting to know it. It's a very useful tool to have on a USB key.

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« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 03:16:27 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Looking for modem comm / testing freeware
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 03:25:13 PM »
Hmm... Looks like this is the tool I need.
I'll give it a shot, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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