Posted by: abbascom | March 24, 2010

Enabling/Disabling Call Waiting on Dial-Up Connection

If you are using dial-up connection or modem, you must have noticed the default setting that it makes your phone engaged when you are using internet. If you enable the call-waiting option, it makes you disconnected when you receive call. If the call-waiting is disabled, the caller will find the phone busy when he calls and you will not get any call alerts.

There are two ways to disable call-waiting option. First is by making configuration in Dialing Rules and second is through Dialing Properties.

Method 1 (Using Dialing Rules)

  1. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
  2. Select to open Network and Dial-up Connections -> Internet Options.
  3. Right click on the icon to open Properties dialogue box.
  4. Chick the option Use Dialing Rules to enable it.
  5. Enter the right area code in Area Code text box so that your dial-up connection accesses the number that you are using to connect internet. It is exactly the code that you use with your phone number to indicate exact area.
  6. Now click OK button and close the dialogue box.

Method 2 (Dialing Properties):

  1. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
  2. Select to open Phone and Modem Options.
  3. It will display Phone and Modem Options dialogue box. Click Edit button.
  4. In Edit Location dialogue box, enter the right Area Code in the text box.
  5. Check the option To disable call waiting, dial: and select Tone.
  6. Click OK button and close the window.

Now whenever you will connect to the dial-up connection, area code will be dialed to disable all call-waitings by windows. When you disconnect your internet connection, call-waiting option is again restored and enabled. However it is not required in DSL or cable connections for internet.

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