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Posted by Mark on February 07, 2002 at 20:07:49:

In Reply to: Re: Alerting via Pager posted by Gary Trimmier on January 30, 2002 at 08:50:53:

: : : Mark,
: : : I have tried to get alerting via pager to work, without any success. When I am connected to the Internet via my ISP the alert fails. In the alert options dialog I have checked Dial Pager using modem. Also have checked Internet connection shares the same modem. When I run a test the Disconnecting Remote Access Services Dialog displays, then the first line states Access to COM port denied. The appropriate timing occurs to allow a Cancel if I desired. The dialog is closed and the ISP is diconnected. However, a FM message box states Access is denied, then another one Failed to sent page. I have tried this without being connected to my ISP and everthing works correctly. Any help will be appreciated.
: : : Thanks,
: : : Gary T.

: : Hi Gary,
: : FM is only able to disconnect Remote Access Services (RAS),
: : such as Window's Dial-Up Networking connections, used with most dial-up ISP's.
: : AOL is different, and FM will not be able to hang up the connection on AOL.
: : AOL does not use the RAS approach, it is a more proprietary method, that FM
: : can't control. I'm actually surprised that the ISP does disconnect at some
: : point? I'm assuming from your e-mail address that you are using AOL.
: : What version of AOL are you using, or how are you dialing into AOL?

: : Thanks,
: : Mark
: : --
: Mark,
: You are correct my ISP is AOL. I am running AOL Version 7.0 with a 56K local dial up connection. When FM does the disconnect AOL displays a message box titled The Connection Was Lost. Its content states Your connection to the AOL Service was reset by the remote host. I thought possibly that although AOL was off line that the modem my still be connected to the telephone network and I added additional command strings to the connection string as follows: ATHO,,,,ATDT5551212,,,
: Thanks again,
: Gary T.
: : Mark Beiley
: :
: : Fund Manager, portfolio management software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/00/XP
: : /XP
: :

Hi Gary,
I just tried doing some testing with AOL. To disconnect AOL I had to
be on COM1 even though my modem uses COM3. When on COM1 it did disconnect
AOL. It sounds like since yours works when AOL isn't running your
modem is on the same COM port that disconnects AOL? What COM port are
you using when doing the test, and what COM port is your modem on if you
look in Control Panel?

Mark Beiley

Fund Manager, portfolio management software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/00/XP

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