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How to test dialing out with a RapidPort/4

This procedure should be used when beginning to troubleshoot a Rapidport/4.

  1. Close any software applications and/or services that may have any of the Rapidport/4 modems/COM ports open.
  2. Power cycle  the Rapidport/4.
  3. Use a terminal application such as HyperTerminal or PuTTY.exe (preferred) to open the COM port associated with the first modem.
  4. Attach a known-working, live telephone line to the modem in question.
  5. Try to dial-out to a phone, such as your cell phone or an office phone, by using the ATDT command.  Just type ATDTxxxyyyzzzz (followed by Enter/Carriage Return) as an example where you’re leading with the area code.  If 9 needs to be dialed first to reach an outside line, the command would be ATDT9,xxxyyyzzzz (the , inserts a pause).  The phone being dialed should ring if the modem's working.
  6. Close the terminal application, then repeat steps 2-5 for the other 3 modems.


Last updated: Jun 10, 2019

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