Can't dial contact numbers using OUTLOOK



CDavey
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
I have a problem that has been driving me nuts for months. When I try to
dial an OUTLOOK contact using my USR external modem, I get a message stating
that another program is using the modem and I should try again later. As far
as I know there is no other program that is using the modem, and I'm
wondering if there is a program that will tell me what is tying up the modem.

Alternatively (until I can solve the problem) I need to know how to
configure my little wireless network so that the desktop will use the
Laptop's modem to dial out.

Any help will be muich appreciated!

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CDavey

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
Try internet options in control-panel,set up a new connection,the wizard will
guide you thru,also if youre running SP2,you probably need to open a port
in firewall,exceptions.

"CDavey" wrote:

> I have a problem that has been driving me nuts for months. When I try to
> dial an OUTLOOK contact using my USR external modem, I get a message stating
> that another program is using the modem and I should try again later. As far
> as I know there is no other program that is using the modem, and I'm
> wondering if there is a program that will tell me what is tying up the modem.
>
> Alternatively (until I can solve the problem) I need to know how to
> configure my little wireless network so that the desktop will use the
> Laptop's modem to dial out.
>
> Any help will be muich appreciated!
>
> --
> CDavey

CDavey
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
Well, Andrew and Russ, I can't begin to tell you how delighted I am to report
that the upgrade to XP Pro (from Home) that I did yesterday solved this
age-old problem! I have no idea what the problem was, and I hope I never see
it again. I do have a backup.

Thanks for your help!!!

Now, what's next?
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"Andrew E." wrote:

> Try internet options in control-panel,set up a new connection,the wizard will
> guide you thru,also if youre running SP2,you probably need to open a port
> in firewall,exceptions.
>
> "CDavey" wrote:
>
> > I have a problem that has been driving me nuts for months. When I try to
> > dial an OUTLOOK contact using my USR external modem, I get a message stating
> > that another program is using the modem and I should try again later. As far
> > as I know there is no other program that is using the modem, and I'm
> > wondering if there is a program that will tell me what is tying up the modem.
> >
> > Alternatively (until I can solve the problem) I need to know how to
> > configure my little wireless network so that the desktop will use the
> > Laptop's modem to dial out.
> >
> > Any help will be muich appreciated!
> >
> > --
> > CDavey


Can't dial contact numbers using OUTLOOK