aol does not detect dial tone - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2006, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3
Default aol does not detect dial tone

when i try to connect to the internet through aol my modem makes a sound like it is dialing and then i get an error message aol cannot detect dial tone the computer has windows 95 operating system what could be wrong?

tmm5899 is offline  
Old 06-06-2006, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 957
Send a message via AIM to M4A1

I don't use AOL, so I can't help you troubleshoot there. Since you're paying for their service, call AOL and explain it to them. Tell them how dissatisfied you are and you want to cancel, and they should give you a discounted price for a few months. I did that back in the day when I was like 11 and on dialwhat??

M4A1 is offline  
Old 06-06-2006, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon

If the computer is no detecting dial-tone, then you have a problem somewhere on the line... Either someone is USING the phone line in the house (or wherever), possibly a bad phone cord from the wall to the computer, or you have the cord plugged into the wrong port on the modem. Some modem's will have two RJ11 ports. One to connect to the wall, and another that you can connect to a phone so that you don't lose a jack, and so you don't have to buy a splitter.... Make sure the phone cord is plugged in correctly, and all the way at both ends. It could also be a bad modem.
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 06-06-2006, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,247

Also, a modem is setup to at first detect a normal dial tone. A few things to do is go into modem properties and then diagnostics and then do a test. See if it gives any error. If it doesn't then that solves one problem. Then goto dialing properties, remove the check mark from wait for dial tone before dialing, for outside line and the one blank below it add two commas each (four total) so its like this: ,,

Then go into properties, should be a string setting. NOTE: Copy down EXACTLY anthing that is already in there, after that add the following line:


save and restart and try again. If it doesn't work revert everything back and reinstall DUN.
If you argue with an idiot he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

I am not a fast writer.
I am not a slow writer.
I am a half-fast writer.

-Robert Asprin
killians45 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.