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How can i dial-up a telephone number via dos prompt.
OS is NT4.0 workstation.
I can't use rasphonebook,because every time, telephone number is different.
I used commando rasdialer /phone:5678900(a telephon number) but it dosen't work.

does anybody knows a command?
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Question by:Farbood Najafi
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by:darrenburke
ID: 6406679
try

"ECHO ATDT5678900 > COMx "

(where x is your modem COM port number)
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by:anzen
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Open a command prompt and enter the command

RASDIAL /?

You'll see the help to use the dialer command

Bye
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by:Farbood Najafi
ID: 6535789
Hi darrenburke,
Thank you for your help,
it is interesting but it doesnt work with windows nt4.
do you know something for nt4

thanks
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by:anzen
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Enter:

RasDial <PB_Entry> <user_ID> <password>

for example, let's say You need to dial a phonebook
entry (RAS connection) called "MyISP" and logon to
the server with userid=foo and password=bar, You'll
enter the command

rasdial MyISP foo bar

You could check for dial success/failure results by
examining the "dos" errorlevel code; e.g. if You use
a shell script You could have something like:

@echo off
rasdial MyISP foo bar
rem --- error checks
if errorlevel 2 goto err2
if errorlevel 1 goto err1
rem --- all ok - go on
goto done
:err1
rem --- handle here
echo Error 1 ...
goto quit
:err2
rem --- another ...
echo Error 2 ...
goto quit
:done
rem --- do other actions to be performed
rem --- after a successful connection
ping www.altavista.com
:quit
rem --- common exit

just an example, hope it's clear

Bye



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anzen earned 300 total points
ID: 6535824

I forgot one thing

to dial a variable number You MUST create a "fake"
phonebook entry, then override the default phone
number using the /PHONE switch in rasdial

in my example above:

rasdial MyISP foo bar /PHONE:123456789

that's all

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by:Farbood Najafi
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Hello Anzen
Thanks for your answer.

Good luck
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