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OK, I have this crusty old no-name 14.4 modem in one of my PCs, and I'm pretty darn sure that it doesn't support Caller ID functions natively.  Is there any other set of options that would make the modem listen for rings, grab the CID info, and spit it out in a format similar to below:

NAME = John Doe
NUMB = (888) 555-1212

etc etc......
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Question by:SuperKirker
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by:vikiing
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Definitely *NO*. If modem is not prepared for detection and/or recognition of ID signals, it will take ID sounds as if it were noise on the line, and (almost surely) will hangup due to the resulting interference.
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by:Otta
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> [it] will hangup due to the resulting interference.

No.  The CID information is sent between the first and second "rings".
At that point, the modem is still listening for the "answered" signal.
So, it will just ignore this "noise".
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by:SuperKirker
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Well, I can tell this much...

If I give it any CID Init string (i.e. AT#CID=1 or whatever) it responds with OK (though I'm sure it hasn't the slightest idea what I'm telling it :) and then when the phone rings, it goes...

RING
*
RING

The * is where the CID info should be, but isnt....so what I actually see is

RING
RING

Any ideas?
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by:Otta
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You _DO_ pay the telephone-company for Caller ID feature, correct?
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by:SuperKirker
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Of course...

I have a box in my parents' room, one on the cordless in the kitchen, and since I connect to the net through a LAN, the modem goes useless...so I figure there has to be a way to make it act as a CID box...
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vikiing earned 5 total points
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You're right, Otta; I was wondering about receiving a call during an ALREADY ESTABLISHED communication.

Anyway, even when there's no connection set yet, Kirker, what you want is impossible; as modem doesn't recognize incoming CID info, it can't show you any thing than the RING string. Forget it.
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by:Otta
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VikiIng, in some areas, you can get "enhanced-caller-ID" on an incoming call, i.e., the ID of a call which is received while your telephone-line is busy.
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by:vikiing
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>>you can get "enhanced-caller-ID" on an incoming call

Yes, Otta; I know that. But I was talking having in sight Kirker's premise:

<<< and I'm pretty darn sure that it doesn't support Caller ID functions natively.  >>>
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by:SuperKirker
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Yep, that's what I figured...

Oh well...
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