On Sep 6, 6:27 am, "dennis@xxxxxx" <den...@xxxxxx-ass.net>
> "justlookin" <RickMorn...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > This is strange and I can not find an answer anywhere. I am running
> > Vista Home Premium. I do not have afaxon my system but I do have a
> > Cannon MP460 that has scan / copy. I can not find anyfaxrelated
> > software running.
> > I have a DSL line, going into a SpeedStream modeum and a Linksys
> > wireless router.
> > Whenever the DSL line is plugged in and the phone rings afaxanswers
> > it! And, if we make an outgoing call, after about 30 seconds thefax
> > tone interrupts. Unplug the DSL line and everything works just fine.
> > Anybody have any ideas about what is going on?
> Are you sure its aFAX?
> Do you have a modem in your PC and is it connected to the phone line?
> Do you have a broadband router that has dial up if the DSL is down?
> When you say the DSL line is plugged in.. what are you plugging in?
> As a first guess I would say you have a modem in the computer and you are
> plugging it into the phone line even though you are on DSL and don't need
You make a good point about FAX or modem ... it is a fax / modem like
tone. I went into the control panel and checked to see what was there
for modem and there is not anything listed (I thought I did this
before, but wanted to make sure given your suggestion). I also looked
through all of the components listed under Device Manager and again,
no modem (or fax).
As far as the configuration goes, it is:
DSL to microfilter which has 2 export connections: (1) for computer
and (2) for phone -- I am connecting into the computer for the
computer and phone for the phone. On the computer side, the line goes
into a DSL modem which then is connected to a Linksys router which is
then connected into the ethernet connection on the computer. I do not
have anything plugged into my modem on the computer. I have looked
through DSL modem (which is a SpeedStream) and wireless router
documentation and I do not find any information about a fax or dial up
for a modem ... but I will look again, never know, I may have missed
I do have a NVIDIA network controller but I have not been able to find
out much about it ... did not think it could be doing it but I am
starting to suspect everything!
There is only one line coming out of the wall and it is configured as
described above ... so, I do not think that is the issue unless I am
Thank you very much for the response.