powerbook internal modem not working?
Posted on 1998-02-16
i have a powerbook 180c running system 7.5.5. i have an internal global village 14.4 modem.
when i try to log on, it attempts to dial. it can't detect a dial tone.
i am sure the phone line is working. i can dial that line from another phone while it is plugged into the powerbook and (when i'm using a terminal program) it shows that it's ringing. so it's getting some sort of juice.
i can use an external modem with no problem. i make sure to change my powerbook setup control panel between internal/external every time.
i am using mac tcp with free ppp. i just did a fresh install of the system (due to a major crash) so i'm sure there's no open transport software conflicts.
i used to be able to use the internal modem a bit. i would occasionally get this same problem but it would find the dialtone eventually.
my question -
is this software related?
is it the modem?
is it the phone jack port?
what can i do?