Modem dialing speed.

Is it possible to speed up the dial-tones of my modem? Don't ask me why I want to do that, but is it possible? Can it be done with software or is the dial-frequency constant to the modem?
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EbenBrooksCommented:
Unfortunately, it is not possible. Modems are set up to dial as fast as a standard phone line will accept input. On an exceptionally clear line, faster dialing is possible, but for greatest usability, the manufacturer pre-sets the dialing speed to work on as many lines as possible.
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jinksAuthor Commented:
Well, I guess I'll have to believe you. Thanks for your time.
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pcmigCommented:
I disagree with Ebenbrooks' answer to your question.   It is possible to increse the dial speed of your modem, provided on a couple of things:

#1   The phone switch you connect to can handle receiving the DTMF tones at a higher rate

#2   Your modem accepts industry standard AT strings.



Assuming you have Windows 95, go to your modem's properties, select "connection", then hit the "Advanced" radio button.    Look for a window that says: "Extra settings".

In that box, type in the following string:

ATS11=40

Depending on whether your local phone company's switch can handle a higher dial rate or not, this should work.   When you dial, you'll notice the dial speed is about three times faster than default.   If your modem doesn't respond, try typing this in the extra settings box:

s11=40


Some modems automagically add thier own "AT" in front of whatever string is entered there.   If you find that your phone company won't allow for that fast of a dial, try:

ATS11=45

or

ATS11=50


**NOTE**:   If you have voicemail on this line (the type that gives youa  broken dial tone when you pick up the phone to let you know if you have messages waiting for you) THIS STRING WILL PREVENT YOU FROM CONNECTING!!   This string is intended for a POTS line!


I used to use this string to wardial BBS's and radio stations in the mid-80's --  lovely thing about standards.

Good luck

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jinksAuthor Commented:
Hey! Thanks alot. To heck with EbenBrooks...  :)

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