Modem Hangup

George Patterson george at
Tue Dec 3 11:35:47 CST 2002

On Mon, 2 Dec 2002 22:06:36 +1030
David Lloyd <lloy0076 at> wrote:

> Paul,
> > > usually when low traffic but I cannot find some way to configure
> > > this. I don't know if it is being hung-up by my system or
> > > something else is causing it to drop the line, any pointers
> > > greatly appreciated.(56K V90 KTX modem on a serial port, standard
> > > stuff)
> In addition to what Brian said:
> 1) check if there's a "drop this connection if idle" setting
>  - if there is then it could account for it dropping out when you've
> gone quiet
>  - last time I looked it doesn't have a default but it might
> 2) check if call waiting is on
>  - check the white pages; there's a way to turn it off temporarily and
>  I think it's *44restofnumber
> Also, it could just be your ISP, but I suspect it's *not* :-)

Your ISP should be able to tell you if it is your end dropping the
connection or something else.

The prefix to turn off call waiting is in the frount of the phone book
on page 18.. :-P

Okay, i'll tell you. The prefix is #43# to turn off  call waiting.


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