I have installed an internal modem and miss the lights telling me what
is happening. Have done some searching with no success for a utility
that shows the lights on screen. Can anybody recommend a suitable
Can't help there, but does it at least have a way to make the sound
audible to you, either through it's own speaker, or through your system's
speakers? You can at least hear it while it's dialing and negotiating.
Also, maybe sourceforge.net would have something, lots of good open-source
tools there. This seems like something someone else would have already
been annoyed enough by to fix.
I agree. What I miss the most was the light indicating a high speed
connection. If it was out, you'd cancel the download and try again. I
suppose there's software that can do that now, but the physical light was a
quick easy indication of whether to continue or not.
I don;t know but when I was on dial up there was an icon on the lower corner
of my screen by the clock that flashed when there was data passing to/from
the web. If your using dialup networking provided by windows... I know that
if your using something like netzero your out of luck unless you use
something like zonealarm.
I don't want to discourage you.
But internal modems have screwed up on me again and again. Including a nasty
habit of not turning off when I want them to.
I ended up shutting down every internal modem I ever had to go to a much
more expensive external modem.
But these days, I use a cable modem. With its handy on and off switch on the
The good news is that it's in the garage, right next to the structured
wiring panel. And behind the rack with 400 bf of hardwoods. Which is both
bad news (troubleshooting) and good news (really nice hardwoods).
After 7 years, I couldn't deal with dialup on a regular basis. Spoiled.
Thanks for the replies. The speaker volume is high but it is only
useful when connecting.
Had Zonealarm but somehow it screwed up my XP installation and had to
reinstall XP. Wary of installing it again.
Downloaded Dunmon. Works for me. Thanks
Some times Zone Alarm works with XP sometimes it does not. I had to
uninstall Zone Alarm not simply not use it but uninstall it before a brand
new Dell with XP Pro would connect to DSL. It worked fine on 98 DSL.
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