A friend's phone line was recently hit by lightning. The phone company repaired it but it/the modem are now doing funny things.
Modem has been tested by local computer company and is ok.
Phone line is ok, same line as telephone which works fine.
Computer still locates the modem and seems to be ok.
when the user plugs the phone line into the modem (when the modem is connected to the computer) it instantly becomes an engaged line, ie the modem cant dial out because the line is engaged.
I need to determine where this problem is.. is it the computer software, the serial port etc? All suggestions welcomed.