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Old 12th August, 2003, 05:20 AM
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Of course it is possible that a thunderstorm took out your modem. I would try physically removing the modem from the computer, uninstalling the drivers and uninstall it from the device manager. Then reinstall it. Also try a diferent phone cord.

Come to think of it I did have a problem with not getting a dialtone one time but the jack worked with a phone and the computer worked in another jack. It turned out that some moisture had goten into the jack and caused corosion on the contacts. Changing out the phone jack fixed the problem.

So first thing, check the computer n another jack with another phone cord. Then uninstall and reinstall. Then try a new modem. Any hardware based modem is best but todays computers are so fast a soft moden will get it done.

Good luck
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