2.4.3. Modem

This section is only applicable if you are attempting to connect to the Internet with a standard analog modem.

2.4.3.1. Modem configuration

The default settings that appear on this page are appropriate for most analog modems. However if you are experiencing problems connecting, then compare these settings with those suggested in the modem's manual for use with your particular modem. Most of these settings may be left blank.

Figure 2.20. Modem Settings

Modem Settings section

Init (optional).  The standard Initialization string used by most Hayes-compatible modems is already provided for you in this field. If, however, your modem requires a different setting then by all means change it.

Two modems, different Init strings

If you have a second modem attached to IPCop, as a backup connection on a different Profile for instance, and each modem requires a different initialization string, use the “Modem INIT for this Profile” field provided for this situation on the Dialup page.

Hangup (optional).  The standard Hang up string used by most Hayes-compatible modems is already provided for you in this field. Change it if required.

Speaker on (optional).  The standard Speaker on string used by most Hayes-compatible modems is already provided for you in this field. Change it if required.

Speaker off (optional).  The standard Speaker off string used by most Hayes-compatible modems is already provided for you in this field. Change it if required.

Tone Dial (optional).  The standard Tone Dial string used by most Hayes-compatible modems is already provided for you in this field. If your modem and telephone line can support the Tone Dial feature and you are experiencing problems connecting, then make sure that this string is appropriate for use with your modem.

Pulse Dial (optional).  The standard Pulse Dial string used by most Hayes-compatible modems is already provided for you in this field. You should not need to change it, but if your telephone service does not support Tone Dialing then you may need to make sure this is the correct string for your modem.

Connect Timeout.  The only field in this section that may not be blank is the Connect Timeout. This tells IPCop the amount of time to allow the modem to attempt to connect. After this number of seconds has elapsed without proper response on the receiving end, IPCop will give up and move on to the next connection attempt. The default should work fine for you but if you notice that the connection is being dropped in the middle of the negotiation sequence (turn on the modem speaker and listen to the attempted connection) then you may need to increase this parameter slightly until it connects successfully.

Restore defaults.  To restore the default settings, press the Restore defaults button, then press the Save button.

Save.  To save your configuration click the Save button.