Modem control string to set number of rings when modem is dialling out.
Posted on 2007-03-20
Is there a "generally supported" modem control string that allows you to set how many rings the modem will allow the far end to ring for when the modem is calling out?
We have a phone activated power switch that power cycles our cable modem & router when we call a phone line plugged into the switch, so long as the line only rings 1 or 2 times. (It's also the fax line that picks up on 3). DirectUpdate is running on our server, which can execute an external program when it fails to ping out for however many minutes, so I want it to call a dialler that calls the power switch and hangs up on the first or 2nd ring to reset the DSL connection when it hangs from time to time.
If there is no modem string, does anyone know of a free or cheap dialler (for windows) that can "count the rings" instead and do the same thing