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Special Dialing Problems in Win 2000:

Links on this page:  Pulse Dialing vs. Tone Dialing | Autodial Problems | Operator-Assisted Dialing |

 

Pulse Dialing vs. Tone Dialing:

If you live in an area where the phone lines still use Pulse Dialing rather than the newer Tone Dialing, you need to use Windows 2000's Dialing Rules to switch to Pulse Dialing.

Click Start, then Settings, then Network and Dial-Up Connections, as shown below.

 

The Network and Dial-up Connections screen appears.

Right-click the connection icon and select Properties from the menu.

 

The following screen appears. 

On the General Tab, place a check mark in front of Use Dialing Rules.

Then click the Dialing Rules button.

 

The following screen appears.

Click the Edit button.

 

The following screen appers.

At the bottom, you can change from Tone dialing to Pulse dialing.

Click OK when you're done.

 

 

Autodial problems:

Every now and then you may find your computer dialing up to the Internet on its own.  There is a simple fix for this.

Click Start, then Settings, then Network and Dial-Up Connections, as shown below.

 

Along the Toolbar at the top, click Advanced and select Dial-up Preferences from the drop-down menu.

 

The following screen appears:

At the bottom are two boxes.  Ensure that the first one, Always ask me before autodialing, is checked.

 

 

Operator-Assisted Dialing problems:

Occasionally you'll get a screen like the one below:

This can be extremely irritating if it pops up every time you connect to the Internet.

 

Getting rid of this screen is simple.

Click Start, then Settings, then Network and Dial-Up Connections, as shown below.

 

The  the Network and Dial-Up Connections window appears:

Along the Toolbar at the top, click Advanced and uncheck Operator-Assisted Dialing in the drop-down menu.

 

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