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Old 03-13-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Fax noise on phone line

Here's the deal. I am somewhat knowledgable about pc's, but this I can't figure out. Recently, our phone will ring and we get a noise that sounds like a fax machine. However, you can hear the person on the other end. I don't know if it's related, but we recently upgraded to McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007.

Also, I use dial up internet.
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Yeah it's just what dial up does, that sound you hear is it dialing out. Not to worry, pretty standard with dial up!
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding so fast.

The problem is that it sounds like my modem is dialing when we get a phone call. You can hear the person talking, and they can hear me. We both hear the painful dialup noise.
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Ah right, sounds like a double connection somewhere. Do you have one of those connections that like splits the phone line connection into two?

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Old 03-13-2007, 11:14 PM   #5
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Nope. Pc and phones all have their own phone jack in the wall. My first thought was a program was trying to dial when the phone line was active, but I can't find any programs that are trying to do so.
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