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Error Connecting to name

Opening port... Error 680: There was no dial...

 
  Description  
     
 

When using a modem to connect via a phone line, no dial-tone was detected, so the dialing could not start.

 
 
   
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  Error Connecting to name  

 
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  Opening port...

Error 680: There was no dial tone. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  rasautou.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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Correct the Phone Line Problem
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One of these options will typically correct the problem:

  1. If the phone line is in-use, return the line to the unused state before making the modem connection.
  2. Confirm the phone line is properly connected to the PC's 6-pin phone jack and the related wall jack. Some users may accidentally connect to the PC's 8-pin Ethernet jack, as it will fit, but will not work.
  3. Temporally remove the line from the PC and connect a spare phone to the line and confirm you hear dial-tone from the line when lifting the receiver. If no dial-tone can be heard, the cable or phone line is broken and needs to be repaired.
 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 17-Nov-2010
 
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Last update: 27-Dec-2011 4:47 pm