How to Turn Off the Dialing Sound of Your Modem

 

When a modem dials up and tries to connect to a remote location, it normally produces noise, which can be irritating and bothersome. This article will show you how to disable the dialing sound/noise of your modem.

NOTE: The steps in this article applies to Windows XP computers, although it can still be used as a navigation reference for other Windows versions as well.

OPTION 1: Turn Off the Modem’s Speaker Volume

STEP 1: Go to Control Panel, then double-click Phone and Modem Options.

STEP 2: When the Phone and Modem Options window appears, click the Modem tab.

STEP 3: Select the name of your modem, then click the Properties button.

STEP 4: When the Properties window of your modem appears, click the Modem tab.

STEP 5: Under Speaker volume, move the slider to the Off position.

Phone and Modem Options

STEP 6: Click OK on both windows to save the changes you made.

STEP 7: Check if the problem has been resolved. Otherwise, proceed to the next troubleshooting option.

OPTION 2: Adjust the Modem’s Extra Initialization Command

STEP 1: Go to Control Panel, then double-click Phone and Modem Options.

STEP 2: When the Phone and Modem Options window appears, click the Advanced tab.

STEP 3: Under the Extra Settings section, enter one of the following codes according to the amount of modem sound you want to hear.

Code
Description
ATM0
No sound at all.
ATM1
Speaker on until remote carrier is detected by the modem.
ATM2
Speaker is always on even after you connect.
ATM3
No dialing sounds, but speaker makes noise until it connects.

NOTE: In this example, we entered “ATM0” in the Extra initialization commands field since we do not want to hear any sound from the modem.

Extra initialization commands

STEP 4: Click OK on both windows to save the changes you made.




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