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Catch 22 White Paper - 03/23/99
In Pre-Internet times, when 14.4 and 28.8 bps modems roamed the earth, using modems on telephone lines equipped with Call Waiting Service was an aggravation because the Call Waiting tone would disconnect the modem. As a result, most of today's software includes a *70 dialing prefix option that disables call waiting for the current modem session. Hence, the caller gets a busy signal when placing a call.
If your modem is taking more than 15 seconds, after the other modem answers, to train up (handshake with another modem) and/or you are only getting about 26 Kb or less out of your 56 KB modem connection... then you have a problem.
In the past most SOHO installations utilized the common Voice/Fax/Modem sharing switches to get more use out of a phone line. The switches would simply recognize the inbound call as being for the fax, modem, or voice and switch it to the appropriate port where that device was connected.
Slow Modem? - That Old House and this New Modem - REVISED 09/04/03
If your 56Kb modem is not connecting at a very high data rate or otherwise belching and burping, it may be due to several factors. A big one could be the wiring in your house. Most houses were wired for voice, long before modems in the home were even thought of; let alone considering running them at a whopping 53,300 bits per second (the maximum allowable on a V.90, 56 Kb modem).
SOHO - The Small Home Office of the Future -REVISED 09/04/03
The home of the future will be a combination of home automation (security, lights, heat, etc.), entertainment (video, music, etc.) and information (voice and computer information). This article addresses the information aspect of the home or small office of the future. We will refer to it as the "infostructure". In some ways, it may resemble the small to medium size offices of today, but not entirely.
Caller ID exists in two forms: 1) Standard Caller ID, and 2) Caller ID on Call Waiting, which may be marketed by the various phone companies under many names; "Deluxe Call Waiting", "Extended CID", etc... Note that not all phone companies may offer this service.