Help! I am staying at a German hotel
in Ratingen. (I'm at the office now with LAN connection - that's how I can get to the web.) My modem is a megahertz 3cmm 156 B 56k modem. It is in an IBM Thinkpad with Windows 98. The hotel phone line requires a 7 to get to the trunk. In properties of the modem I have already tried unchecking "Wait for Dial Tone" radio button. It had no effect. It would not proceed with dialing. If you pick up the hand set you hear "beep beep beep" in rapid succession followed by a second of silence then "beep beep beep"...until you press the 7 and then you get a higher than US constant dial tone.
When the radio button "wait for dial tone" is checked I get the error "no dial tone detected". If I uncheck the wait for dial tone radio button it just waits 60 seconds and then gives and error that connection could not be established. But listening to the laptop's speaker I can hear that it never even attempts to dial.
I had no problem dialing out from hotels in Dublin or in Leiden Netherlands by the way.
I leave tomorrow (Saturday) so I'd appreciate a workable answer as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!