Dialup connection problem

  Beth 15:59 09 Aug 04

This is probably a daft question, but I'll ask it anyway.
We have a dialup internet connection and ever since we plugged in our new PC we have had trouble with the phone. It rings twice and then cuts off. The display reads 'Ext tel in use' which is what we get when someone is online. Only, nobody is online or even thinking about it. Is there a setting somewhere which could be causing this?
We think it must be to do with the PC because when I'm not in the office and the PC isn't switched on, we get messages on the answering machine which rings more than twice before the tape kicks in.
XP Home and MacAfee AV and Firewall.

  TomJerry 16:02 09 Aug 04

It seems the Modem has been setup as a answer machine.

  Beth 16:40 11 Aug 04

Thanks TomJerry
That was one we hadn't thought about. We'll check all the settings and see how it goes.

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