Express Modem Init Fails!
Posted on 1997-07-05
Earlier this year I bought a Powerbook Duo 2300c, which came new with an Apple Express Modem (I think, there was NO documentation). All I know is there's an internal modem in there somewhere.
I have never before used the internal modem: at home I use a GV Teleport 33.6/Internet and at work a GV Platinum 28.8.
Now I'm travelling. When I try to connect to my ISP with FreePPP and the internal, I get an alert:
"The modem does not seem to be responding to the initialization parameters.",
to which I can respond "OK" or "Try Generic Initialization." Naturally, I try the latter, and I get the same darn alert again. Does anyone know what this means, or how to avoid it?
For what it's worth i can use that same modem and call into my office and connect just fine. It's FreePPP, I think, that can't read it.
When I use the internal, should I be selecting (in the Modem control panel): "Express Modem 14400" or "Express Modem ARA 2.x"?
How can I tell what modem I have installed? Neither Apple System Profiler nor Now Profile give me this information.
Any help, much thanks!